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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
Beginner Homewares

Beginner Homewares

Learn to sew a cushion cover and apron


Description

Have you done a little bit of sewing and want to take the next step forward?

Cushion covers and Aprons are great beginner projects - quick and achievable. 

You'll learn to cut out fabric, follow pattern instructions and sew nice even straight seam allowances.  And the best news is that you will learn to insert a simple zip into your cushion cover.  Progress! 

Your apron will be made out of denim and have a lovely big pocket at the front. You'll be swishing around the kitchen in no time....and these are perfect for gifts!

Skill level: Beginner.  You must have a basic understanding of your machine and how to thread and run it.  If you have done the Beginner One day class or weekend with us, this class is the perfect next step.

What you will learn:

  • Sewing with seam allowances
  • Construction 
  • Following a pattern
  • Insertion of a zip into the cushion cover
  • Sew basic straight stitches to the seam allowance and zig zag the edges
  • Trouble shoot basic machine problems

What is included:

  • Fabric for your cushion cover and apron
  • Cushion insert
  • 6 hours of expert tuition with only 3-6 students in the class
  • Sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
  • A fun and engaging atmosphere
  • Copius cups of tea and coffee.

What you need to bring

  • Your clean machine along with all it's power cords and the foot pedal -- If you need to hire a machine, you can add this to your cart - please see here 
  • The machines accessories, especially all the feet
  • Your fabric scissors and sewing kit - if you don't have one, you can buy one here and have it waiting for you in the class. 

  • Your lunch - there is a fridge and microwave available.

 Dates Available: 

  • Saturday 15 June - 10am to 4pm


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What you will learn

  • What all those knobs do
  • How to change your needle, how to thread both the bobbin and the machine and to troubleshoot basic machine problems
  • Sew basic straight stitches to the seam allowance and zig zag the edges

What you will get

  • 5 hours of expert tuition with only 3-6 students in the class
  • Sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
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

  • Your machine (nice and clean with all it's power cords and the foot pedal) & your fabric scissors and sewing kit
  • Your lunch - a fridge, microwave and sandwich is available

What to wear

Wear comfy clothes and shoes!

Appropriate for

Beginners, Adult


Usefulbox Sewing School

4.9
(337 Reviews)

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

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Your Teacher

KELDA RICHARDS In 2008 Kelda started teaching sewing in her own studio to teenagers and adults. She knows that there's nothing like the satisfaction of making your own clothing and home furnishings. She will teach you all the shortcuts to save time when sewing to allow you to finish garments to a high standard.

Kelda loves unusual and quirky fabrics. Designing or finding a new pattern and making it her own is always exciting. When she's not sewing, her other passions are baking, pottery and spending time with her family and friends. She loves learning anything creative.

Kelda believes that everyone can sew. You just need the right teacher and to have fun while you do it!

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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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