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Beginners Machine Sewing Course

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Ever wanted to learn how to sew your own clothes? Regret not listening in sewing class at school? Or just want o learn a new skill? Well you’ve found the right course.

We have designed this course so people with no experience can learn from the basics. Even if you have had a little sewing practice but you are rusty or haven’t sewn for years then this could be a good place to start again. Learning good habits can make all the difference in sewing and you don’t always work these things out on your own.

From the basics of how to use a sewing machine, sewing and pressing seams, cutting out patterns and stitching them up - we will cover a lot of material in a few short weeks. On top of the things you learn it will be a fun and relaxed environment and you can walk away with something you have made and can use.

What we will teach?

How to use a sewing machine

Sewing and pressing seams

Laying out and cutting a pattern

About fabric types and uses.

What will I make?

Along with the samples and basics we will all do you will have the chance to make some small projects set to be at an appropriate level. You will be able to make two (or more if you are fast) of the following...

Apron, cushion cover, pin cushion, tote bag,  oven mitts.

Note: We need 4 students to make this course run. If we do not get the numbers by the time the course start date it will have to be rescheduled or another contingency put in place. If this happens we will be in contact to discuss this with you.

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What you will learn
  • How to use a sewing machine
  • Sewing and pressing seams
  • Laying out and cutting a pattern
What you will get
  • Projects you make in class
  • Notes
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!

What to bring
  • Sewing Machine (if you have one - see notes when you sign up)
  • Basic sewing kit (see notes when you sign up)
What to wear

Casual - Please wear closed in footwear.

Appropriate for

Designed for people who want to learn sewing in a relevant, non regulated environment.


Torb and Reiner

Vendor since 2013

T&R has been supplying quality millinery products to the world for over 6 years. We also have a long history of providing millinery education to students all over Australia with our founder Waltraud Reiner teaching from the Hatmobile.

Even now whilst there are different an varied teachers taking workshops at T&R we all have on thread in commmon. We want to provide the best training possible to ensure the skills we have learned are passed on. In a world where so many things are throw away we are proud to go against that trend and empart the ability to make quality products. Whether that is a hat, costume, sun dress or an oven mitt we want the student to feel they are learnig a skill they can use. 

Our Vision:

We provide the highest standard of millinery and sewing education, supply the finest millinery tools and materials, and support aspiring millinery and textile designers/makers. We are dedicated to supporting our community, and to inspiring generations of hat-lovers with the skills and ideas we share.

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