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 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, refunded or given a credit - There are NO make up classes
INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED BYO CLASS
AU$150.00

INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED BYO CLASS

Specialised help for your advanced sewing project

Next Available: Fri, 26 Apr 10:00AM (AEST)
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6 hours 30 minutes
Over 50 people have attended this class

Description

INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED BYO CLASS 

Sometimes you just need some help and fresh eyes on a project.  Perhaps some fitting help or even a hand to hold while making a tricky project. So come along and sew with others while having the guidance our newest specialist sewing teacher (you'll learn all about her soon!).  

Friday 6 hour $150 and Saturday 4 hour $100 Classes available

It's a chance to get that project you have been wanting to tackle for ages, started and hopefully finished with the help of a very experienced teacher! 

Whether you are an intermediate or advanced sewist, this is a time for you to focus on that tricky technique, fitting, pattern or skill.  

Skill level: You will need to know how to thread and run your sewing machine and have a good grasp of sewing with seam allowances and the construction of a garment.

What happens in our 4/6 hours:

  • You can use the high cutting tables to trace/measure your pattern and then cut out your fabric. 
  • We will dissect your pattern and look at the jargon in the instructions
  • We will break down the instructions in much more manageable and easy to understand steps
  • We will focus on learning new skills
  • We will focus on fitting and sewing techniques

What is included:

  • 4/6 hours of expert tuition with only 4-5 students in the class
  • A fun and engaging atmosphere 

What you need to bring

  • The pattern and fabric you want to work on.  Please send me an email with the project you want to work on and tell me what level you are at so that we can get an idea of what everyone will bring. 
  • Your machine along with all it's power cords and the foot pedal -- If you’d prefer not to bring your own, we do have 4 x Brother machines available for use on a first come first served basis!
  • The machines accessories, especially all the feet
  • Your fabric scissors and sewing kit 

 Dates Available: 

Friday mornings 10am to 430pm (with 30min lunch break), $150

  • April - 5, 12, 26
  • May - 10, 24, 31
  • June - 7, 21, 28

Saturday mornings 9am to 1pm, $100

  • 20 April
  • 25 May
  • 8 June
  • 22 June
  • 6 July
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What you will learn

  • You will learn valuable fitting adjustment skills
  • You can use the high cutting tables to trace/measure your pattern and then cut out your fabric.
  • We will dissect your pattern and look at the jargon in the instructions

What you will get

  • 6 hours of expert tuition with only 4-5 students in the class
  • 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 pattern and fabric you want to work on. Please send me an email with the project you want to work on and tell me what level you are at so that we can get an idea of what everyone will bring
  • Your machine along with all it's power cords and the foot pedal -- If you’d prefer not to bring your own, we do have 4 x Brother machines available for use on a first come first served basis!
  • Your fabric scissors and sewing kit

What to wear

Comfy. If you will be fitting your garment, you may like to wear leggings and tight shirt.

Appropriate for

Skill level: You will need to know how to thread and run your sewing machine and have a good grasp of sewing with seam allowances and the construction of a garment.


Usefulbox Sewing School

4.9
(292 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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5.0 (6 reviews)
Katerated it
14 Apr 2024INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED BYO CLASS
A lovely setting to sew in and a great small group. Megan is a wonderful teacher . I will be back
Roshanarated it
12 Apr 2024
Just love Megan’s sewing classes. Such a wonderful day and social event to boot. Lovely space to work in.
Janetrated it
08 Apr 2024
A great class. Learnt lots that I'd struggled to find online. Plenty of one-to-one time to discuss my project and Megan explained things in ways that matched my level of sewing skill. Her knowledge about getting a good fit is impressive. The work area is spacious and well lit. Lots of irons, cutting tables and power points etc. I took my own machine - very easy to plug in and set up. I'll be back.
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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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