Beginners Sewing Classes



Beginners Sewing Classes

Introduction to Sewing

Never touched a sewing machine but always wanted to learn. Or perhaps the last time you sewed were in High School and need a refresher on threading the machine. Taking our Beginner Sewing classes will get you to the beginner level in just 4 weeks! In this beginner class you will learn how to wind a bobbin, sew a straight line, and a variety of basic stitches to get you started on your sewing journey!

Included in the price of workshop:

• Fabric for the first project
• Material for your first session.
• Notions for all three projects
• Access to our sewing machines

Skill Level:  Beginner
Cost: $285
Max: 8 students
Location: Rooty Hill
Class Length: 4 x 2.5 hour sessions
Time: 6.30 to 9pm
Prerequisite: None

Here is what you will learn….

Get sewing machine confident

Starting right at the very beginning, learn everything you will need to use a sewing machine for the first time.

• Anatomy of a sewing machine
• Winding on a bobbin
• Threading a top loading sewing machine
• Threading a front-loading machine
• Sewing machine driving test
• Essential sewing tools

Introduction to Dressmaking

Dive into dressmaking with these basic skills

• How to measure correctly
• Choosing fabric
• Understanding patterns
• Adjusting patterns
• Preparing your fabric
• How to correctly cut out your fabric

Pajama project 1- Scrunchie

This easy hair piece is a great intro to sewing

• Pinning and cutting out from a pattern
• Learn a simple way to construct the legs
• Create a simple casing
•  Finish off with elasticated scrunch

Pajama project 3- Envelope cushion cover

Make a pretty envelope cushion cover in your second project.

• Measure and cut out the cushion cover.
• Construct the cushion cover
• Create a simple opening for the insert
• Creating a double folded hem
• Sewing simple seams
• Tidying of seams
• Bagging out your cushion cove

Pajama project 3- Pajama pants

Make the perfect pair of pajama trousers with an elasticated waistband and ribbon drawstring.

• Pin and cut out the pattern
• Learn a simple method of trouser construction
• Sew narrow double folded hems
• Finish off with an elasticated waist

Supply List

500m spool of black & white thread / cotton
Dressmaking Pins (Glass, Pearl, or Plastic head)
Hand sewing needles
Thread Snips / Clippers
A pack of sewing machine needles
Tailor’s chalk

What is included:

Use of our sewing machines and equipment
Patterns to use during your course
A relaxed environment
Copious tea and coffee, even some baked treats or biscuits.


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