THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER can learn all about their machine. The main parts, how to replace needles, change presser foot, wind a bobbin, load a bobbin, thread machine, check tension, choose fabric, thread & needle, choose stitches. You can learn HOW TO DO….Buttons & buttonholes, zippers, hems, bias binding, piping, gathering, basting, elastic casings, applique. We’ll cover GENERAL SKILLS such as pinning, overlocking, seam allowances, pressing, top stitch, straight stitch, backstitch, zigzag, change sewing direction. Sewing from PATTERNS allow us to read pattern markings, prepare fabric, place pattern correctly onto fabric, cut out pattern, learn pattern and fabric terminology for example, bias, grainline, folds, selvedge. FABRIC choice also plays a huge part, you’ll have an eye for gorgeous fabrics and fabric combinations in no time. We share our knowledge of the best places to purchase fabric and trim from local to international.

TYPES OF CLASSES

Absolute Beginners for those of you who have never sat at a sewing machine or maybe the last time you sewed was high school.  This course will cover the absolute basics and have you feeling confident to tackle any project.

Sewing Group for those of you who know the basics or know a whole lot.  We will teach you whatever it is you want to learn or help you with certain projects you’d love to tackle.

Private Classes for anyone who would like us to yourselves, to teach you the absolute basics, to work on particular projects or cover the skills you need to make your projects confidently at home.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

You will need to bring your sewing machine.  If you have not yet purchased one you are able to hire one of ours for $15 per lesson.  You will also need your scissors, pins, chalks etc.  And not forgetting your fabrics!  There are many patterns available here for you to use, however you are welcome to bring any patterns you like.  A detailed list will be sent to you on enrolment.