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
Copy it!
AU$125.00

Copy it!

Take a pattern from your favourite garment

Next Available: Sat, 20 Jul 9:00AM (AEST)
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4 hours
Over 20 people have attended this class

Description

Copy It!  Make a pattern from your favourite garment!


Do you have a loved garment that you wish you could make more of? You are in luck!


Join our very newest specialist teacher (you'll hear about her soon) to take that garment and duplicate it!

We'll take one of your garments, show you how to trace a pattern from it, estimate how much fabric you will need and give you a reference photo of the layout.  This is a no sew class and you will take the pattern home to sew up the garment yourself at your own pace. 

Hint...you could bring your new pattern to a BYO class/course to have help sewing it up to perfection!

Skill level: You will need a good grasp of sewing skills, understanding of seam allowances and the construction of a garment.

What happens in our 4 hours:

  • You can use the high cutting tables to trace/measure your garment
  • We will dissect your pattern and look at how to trace
  • We will work out how much fabric you will need to sew up your new garment
  • We will give you a reference photo of the layout.

What is included:

  • 4 hours of expert tuition with only 4-5 students in the class
  • Paper, pencils, tracing wheels, french curve rulers to share and use.  You can even purchase your own!
  • A fun and engaging atmosphere 

What you need to bring

  • The garment you wish to copy
  • Any of your own pattern making tools if you have them - spiky tracing wheel, french curve, pencil and easer.  We have tools to share if you don't have these, and have them to purchase 

Dates Available:

Saturday 20 July - 9am to 1pm 

Friday 9 August, 10am to 2pm 

Saturday 17 August - 9am to 1pm 

Saturday 14 September, 10am to 2pm  

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What you will learn

  • You can use the high cutting tables to trace/measure your garment
  • We will dissect your pattern and look at how to trace
  • We will work out how much fabric you will need to sew up your new garment

What you will get

  • 4 hours of expert tuition with only 4-5 students in the class
  • Paper, pencils, tracing wheels, french curve rulers to share and use. You can even purchase your own!
  • A fun and engaging atmosphere
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

  • The garment you wish to copy
  • Any of your own pattern making tools if you have them - spiky tracing wheel, french curve, pencil and easer. We have tools to share if you don't have these, and have them to purchase

What to wear

Comfy.

Appropriate for

Skill level: You will need a good grasp of sewing skills, understanding of seam allowances and the construction of a garment.


Usefulbox Sewing School

4.9
(350 Reviews)

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

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Your Teacher

MEGAN McKEE-GRIFFITH

Megan Mckee-Griffith joins Usefulbox this year as the Intermediate to Advanced teacher.  Having studied at the illustrious Easy Sydney TAFE, Megan has over 30 years in the fashion industry as a pattern maker.  When not teaching, Megan currently works for a very high profile fashion designer as a pattern maker.Megan is passionate about achieving the correct garment fit for every shape of body.  She just loves to pass on my knowledge to my students with plenty of industry tips and tricks to create high end finishes for professionally made garments, plus working with and learning about appropriate fabrics for pattern choice.  But above all, she enjoys the fun of sewing with her students.  

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4.9 (12 reviews)
Narelle rated it
07 Jun 2024
I absolutely loved this class. Megan is so skilled at pattern making and teaching sewing. She was very positive with everyone’s sewing projects. It was so much fun being with other sewing people getting tips on fabric shops and good patterns to use etc. I’m looking forward to more classes.
Roshanarated it
07 Jun 2024
Not only is Megan a master (mistress?) at sewing instruction but at pattern making. This class is wonderful - learning bit by bit the techniques, skills and tricks to turn your own clothing into a new pattern.
Judyrated it
07 Jun 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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