A Message from Usefulbox Sewing School:
Our terms in a nutshell: - Classes need 4-5 people to go ahead. We will confirm 5 days prior if cancelled due to low numbers, you will be refunded or transferred dates - If you cancel before 5 days, you will be refunded in full - If you cancel within 5 days, you will be charged $25 to transfer or refunded 50% of class fee - If we cancel within 5 days, you will be transferred, refunded or given a credit - There are NO make up classes
Beginner Learn to Sew Workshop - One day!
AU$175.00

Beginner Learn to Sew Workshop - One day!

Learn to sew in one day!

Next Available: Sat, 13 Apr 10:00AM (AEST)
(+2 more dates)
5 hours
Over 50 people have attended this class

Description

So, you’ve decided you’d like to learn how to sew?  And you’ve a new sewing machine? But don’t know where to start?

Bring along your machine and I will show you how to thread it, practise stitching and make a project just for you. Once armed with the confidence to use your machine, this course will give you the oomph to work on lots of projects. 

As this is an absolute beginner lesson, we will take it slow and begin with sewing simple piece, a Tote Bag.

Firstly, we take around 1.5hours to learn how your machine works, thread it and practice stitching. We then take these new skills to begin making up a project, a super useful Tote Bag. The skills learnt here can include making seams, zig zag edging and top stitching.  

Skill level: Complete beginner - bring your machine in the box!

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What you will learn

  • What all those knobs do
  • How to change your needle, how to thread both the bobbin and the machine and to troubleshoot basic machine problems
  • Sew basic straight stitches to the seam allowance and zig zag the edges

What you will get

  • 5 hours of expert tuition with only 3-6 students in the class
  • Sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
  • One spool of Gutermann quality thread
Parking Info

Venue Map here 


PARKING

During the week, parking can be tricky.  It is often best to stop at our door and bring your machine in and then find a park.  

During the weekend, there is usually lots of parking on Jabez Street or Shepherd Street. 

BUS

We are serviced by the M30, 423, 426 and 428 bus.

TRAIN

We are approx 20min walk from Sydenham or Stanmore Station


What to bring

  • Your machine (nice and clean with all it's power cords and the foot pedal) & your fabric scissors and sewing kit
  • Your lunch - a fridge, microwave and sandwich is available
  • One metre of thick cotton fabric - at Spotlight it is called Duck Canvas or Canvas. And all Ikea fabric is perfect. Don’t stress if you can't get to the shops, you can purchase from our store on the day, via cash or card!

What to wear

Wear comfy clothes and shoes!

Appropriate for

Beginners, Adult


Usefulbox Sewing School

4.9
(264 Reviews)

Sewing classes for adults in Marrickville.  Join us to begin your sewing journey or continue learning.  

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4.9 (25 reviews)
Quetzalrated it
09 Feb 2024
Excellent Beginner workshop. Walked out with the perfect level of beginner skills and understanding. The space is lovely and relaxed. Caz is super helpful and friendly. It was a great way to start my sewing journey.
Elizabethrated it
04 Feb 2024
Great workshop very worthwhile. Learnt new skills and confident using new machine.
Carinerated it
03 Feb 2024
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 1 day before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 5 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

  • Classes need 4-5 people to go ahead. We will confirm 5 days prior if cancelled due to low numbers, you will be refunded or transferred dates
  • If you cancel before 5 days, you will be refunded in full
  • If you cancel within 5 days, you will be charged $25 to transfer or refunded 50% of class fee
  • If we cancel within 5 days, you will be transferred free of charge, refunded or given a credit
  • You will forfeit the whole class fee should you not come to class or cancel within 48hours. There are NO make up classes


Refunds and exchanges of products

If you have purchased a faulty product we can offer a refund or exchange. For change of minds, the product must be unused and we can provide an exchange or store credit.

Further, anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Usefulbox Sewing School or organised by Usefulbox Sewing School must agree to these terms and conditions.

Liability Waiver

You agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which you might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Usefulbox Sewing School

Photos and Video

You agree to give Usefulbox Sewing School unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Usefulbox Sewing School classes and events or on Usefulbox Sewing School premises. (For use of Usefulbox Sewing School marketing materials).


CODE OF CONDUCT

Welcome to Usefulbox Sewing School. Our school is dedicated to fostering a supportive, creative, and inclusive environment where members of all skill levels can share their passion for sewing. To ensure the best experience for everyone, we've established the following Code of Conduct.

Respect and Inclusivity

Respect for All: Treat all members with respect, kindness, and dignity. Discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or religion will not be tolerated.

Inclusive Language: Use inclusive and welcoming language. Avoid stereotypes and respect people’s choices, experiences, and identities.

Safety and Responsibility

Safe Practices: Follow all safety guidelines related to sewing equipment and materials. Report any broken or unsafe equipment to a teacher immediately.

Personal Responsibility: Be responsible for your own equipment and supplies. Respect the belongings of others and the studio’s shared resources.

Collaboration and Sharing

Helping Each Other: Foster a collaborative environment. Members are encouraged to share skills and provide constructive feedback.

Honest Feedback: Give honest, respectful feedback when requested. Constructive criticism should be aimed at sewing projects, not at individuals.

Credit Original Work: Always credit the original designers, patterns, or inspiration for your projects when sharing in the studio or on social media.

Attendance and Participation

Regular Attendance: Regular attendance is encouraged to foster a strong community and also impacts class numbers and if that class can go ahead. Notify us if you will be absent for an extended period as your booking could have been taken by another willing student.

Active Participation: Engage actively in studio activities and discussions. Your ideas and contributions help enrich our community.

Conflict Resolution

Addressing Issues: If conflicts arise, address them respectfully and seek mediation from studio teachers if necessary.

Adherence to Code of Conduct

Upholding the Code: By joining Usefulbox, you agree to abide by this Code of Conduct. Violations may result in a warning or, in severe cases, removal from the studio.

Respect for All: Treat all members with respect, kindness, and dignity. Discrimination, harassment, or any form of racist behaviour or language will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, remarks based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or religion.

Inclusive and Respectful Language: Use language that is inclusive and welcoming. Offensive language, slurs, or derogatory comments are strictly prohibited. Be mindful that jokes or remarks that demean others, even if not intended to hurt, can be harmful and are not acceptable.

Positive Communication: Engage in positive and respectful conversations. Avoid topics that are likely to upset or offend others. This includes avoiding heated political discussions or other contentious topics not related to the activities of the sewing studio.

Feedback with Compassion: When giving feedback, do so with compassion and respect. Be sensitive to the feelings of others and offer constructive critiques that aim to uplift and assist, rather than demean.

Addressing Unacceptable Behaviour: If you witness or are subject to unacceptable behaviour, please report it to the teachers promptly. Confidentiality and appropriate measures will be taken to address the issue.


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