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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

Beginner & Beyond Learn to Sew Course

Let's learn to sew - Mornings or Evenings

Next Available: Mon, 18 Jul 9:30AM (AEST)
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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

18 July - 15 August - 5 weeks

22 August - 19 September - 5 weeks

Monday evenings - 630pm to 9pm, with Kelda

18 July - 15 August - 5 weeks

22 August - 19 September - 5 weeks

Wednesday evenings - 630pm to 9pm, with Kelda

20 July - 17 August - 5 weeks

24 August - 21 September - 5 weeks

Thursday mornings - 630pm to 9pm, with Kelda

21 July - 18 August - 5 weeks

25 August - 22 September - 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

(67 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 (5 reviews)
Gabbyrated it
29 Jun 2022
UsefulBox Sewing School gives you a very tailored beginners sewing experience and the confidence to try out other sewing projects. Anyone can start learning to sew but at UsefulBox you catch the excitement to keep going.
Tarynrated it
03 Apr 2022
I've had so much fun in the beginner's course with Kelda! I came to Usefulbox having just purchased a new sewing machine but being too scared to actually do anything with it. In 3 classes I had made both the tote bag and the pyjama shorts! My final class is tomorrow night and I'll be using the time to get help with starting my own project - a dress. So excited! Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming, after 2 years of working from home it's been so nice to get out of the house and socialise while learning something new and fun!
Abdulaah rated it
28 Feb 2022
Sewing class is really good and I learned lot in class and my teacher is very good
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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).


Usefulbox Sewing School requires 48 hours notice in writing (hello@usefulbox.com.au) prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.

If you are cancelling without rescheduling, within 48 hours, I would be happy to refund you half of your booking fee.

If you don't let us know that you will miss the class within 48 hours, the total fee will be forfeited.

If you miss a class within a course, we will make every effort to do a make up class within our current timetable. If you cannot make any classes on the schedule, to make up your class, the class you missed will be forfeited.

If the product you have bought from Usefulbox sewing school is faulty, you will be refunded. If you wish to exchange and the product is unused, we can facilitate an exchange or a credit note.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Usefulbox Sewing School, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a transfer or refund.

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