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For the safety of our staff and your fellow students, we ask that you observe proper & sensible COVID19 rules such as social distancing including being vaccinated. We do not need to wear masks but you are very welcome to wear one if you like. Refunds/transfers can be processed for class cancellations that give 48 hours notice. A $75 fee will be charged if less than 48hrs notice is given, depending on covid circumstances.
Beginner & Beyond Learn to Sew Course
from AU$280.00

Beginner & Beyond Learn to Sew Course

Let's learn to sew - Mornings or Evenings

Next Available: Mon, 24 Apr 6:30PM (AEST)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 4 Weeks
Over 50 people have attended this class



Let's really get sewing! This 4 or 5 week Learn to Sew course is for those who want to get sewing fast and consistently!


** Please note that this class also runs at the same time as the all level class so there will be sewists at different stages in your class.  You will still get super personalised attention!


Each week we will build on the skills learnt from the precious week.  The first two weeks will focussed on learning how to thread your machine, sew some basic stitches and sew a curved line plus hem, ending with making a tote bag in week one and two.  We'll then move onto PJ shorts.

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


Whether you have sewn a little bit or a lot, this is a time for you to focus on that learning, a tricky technique, pattern or skill.  It's also a chance to get that project you have been wanting to tackle for ages, started and hopefully finished! 

In this course, you will bring your own project/s to work on with the guidance of a sewing teacher.  We find that if you work on a project that interests you, or suits you best, you learn more and have more fun!

Skill level: Has sewn before & can thread your machine.

Dates available:

Monday mornings - 930am to 12pm, with Caz

1 May to 22 May - 4 weeks $280

29 May to 26 June - 4 weeks, ex 12 June Public Holiday $280

Monday evenings - 630pm to 9pm, with Kelda 

24 April to 22 May - 4 weeks, ex 8 May no class $280

29 May to 26 June - 4 weeks, ex 12 June Public Holiday $280

Wednesday evenings - 630pm to 9pm, with Kelda

26 April to 24 May -  4 weeks, ex 10 May no class $280

31 May to 28 June - 5 weeks $350

Thursday mornings - 930am - 12pm, with Kelda/Caz

27 April to 25 May - 5 weeks $350

1 June to 29 June - 5 weeks $350

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What you will learn

  • The skills learnt in this class will include threading and working a sewing machine, making seams, zig zag edging, top stitching and hand sewing buttons and hems.

What you will get

  • Expert tuition; Fun & engaging atmosphere; sewing patterns
Parking Info

Venue Map here 


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. 


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


We are approx 20min walk from Sydenham or Stanmore Station

What to bring

  • Your trusty sewing machine - or you can hire from us
  • Sewing kit, any fabric needed

What to wear


Appropriate for

Beginners to seasoned sewists;

Usefulbox Sewing School

(157 Reviews)

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

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5.0 (20 reviews)
Abdulaah rated it
08 Mar 2023
I have enjoyed sewing classes and the challenge making my Luigi costume.
Mikaelarated it
07 Mar 2023
I really enjoyed the classes that I took with Useful Box Sewing School. I learned a lot of great skills and overall just really improved my confidence to try more sewing projects on my own in the future.
Emilyrated it
04 Mar 2023
This was a great class! It was a really approachable way to get started as a beginner and feel confident taking on some sewing projects on my own
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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 2 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

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.


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


I 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).

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