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 we cancel within 5 days, you will be transferred, refunded or given a credit - There are absolutely NO make up classes
Beginner Learn to Sew Weekend

Beginner Learn to Sew Weekend

Learn to sew in one weekend!

Over 20 people have attended this class

Description

BEGINNER INTENSIVE - 2 DAY WORKSHOP

Let's really get sewing! This 2 day intensive class is for those who want to get sewing fast! it is our most popular class and they sell out very quickly!

In this workshop, bring along your machine and you will learn how to thread your machine, sew some basic stitches and sew a curved line plus hem. We will then tackle your first project, a simple tote bag, to show you construction and seam allowances.  We then move onto a basic pair of PJ shorts on the Sunday to teach you garment construction.  You will leave with both patterns and be able to work on them at home.

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

What you will learn:

Day One

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

Day Two

Using PJ pants as our project you will learn:

  • How to improve those straight seams with the correct seam allowance and zig zag the edges
  • Pattern layout and jargon
  • Construction and putting the pieces together in what order
  • Trouble shoot basic machine problems

If you can't make both of these dates, you can book day one and day two separately.  


Dates available:

Saturday and Sunday 3 & 4 Feb - 10am to 3pm

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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

  • 10 hours over 2 days 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 (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
  • Fabric - One metre of thick cotton fabric for the tote bag and one and a half metres of thin cotton fabric for the PJ short. You can purchase these from our store on the day if you like.

What to wear

Wear comfy clothes and shoes!

Appropriate for

Beginners, Adult


Usefulbox Sewing School

4.9
(316 Reviews)

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

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5.0 (22 reviews)
Helenrated it
20 Aug 2023
I had very little knowledge and experience at the start of the beginners sewing weekend but by the end I have gained the confidence and skills to sew at home. The teacher Caz was patient and encouraging and facilitated a great learning environment . The space is clean and well organised . It was so much fun and I will definitely be returning for more classes. Thank you Useful Sewing Box for a great weekend . Helen Duckworth
Fionarated it
20 Aug 2023
A lovely weekend had learning a useful skill. So grateful to Kaz for helping me begin my sewing journey. Highly recommend if you have always wanted to sew.
Raerated it
20 Aug 2023
The beginners sewing course was fantastic! We went from nervous novices to being comfortable with a sewing machine, the terminology and completed two projects. Caz is a great teacher, she made the lessons fun and interesting, and gave each person all the help they needed. Looking forward to doing another course with Usefulbox already!
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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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