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Beginner & Beyond Learn to Sew Course

Beginner & Beyond Learn to Sew Course

Let's learn to sew - Mornings or Evenings

Next Available: Mon, 10 Oct 6:30PM (AEDT)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 5 Weeks
Over 20 people have attended this class



Let's really get sewing! This 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

10 October - 7 November - 5 weeks

14 November - 12 December - 5 weeks

Monday evenings - 630pm to 9pm, with Kelda

10 October - 7 November - 5 weeks

14 November - 12 December - 5 weeks

Wednesday evenings - 630pm to 9pm, with Kelda

12 October - 9 November - 5 weeks

16 November - 14 December - 5 weeks

Thursday mornings - 630pm to 9pm, with Kelda

13 October - 10 November - 5 weeks

17 November - 15 December - 5 weeks

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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

(97 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 (11 reviews)
Meiyunrated it
05 Oct 2022
I was a complete novice at sewing but I’ve picked up so much after 4 sessions with Caz. Love her cheerfulness and enthusiasm. Plus she has lots of helpful tips and advice to share. Looking forward to more sewing projects!
Fionarated it
21 Sep 2022
Fantastic class, highly recommend! Small class sizes and as much or little tuition support as you need. Instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. I’ve learned a lot and it’s inspired me to keep sewing!
Abdulaah rated it
19 Sep 2022
Excellent sewing class. I’m looking forward for next my project coming up
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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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