Learn to Sew in a Day Class

Learn to use a sewing machine then make a tote bag with your newfound skills!



5 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 8 to 30

label $175 (or 4 payments of $43.75 Afterpay)

Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Join our one day class today!

Our learn to sew intensive is perfect for absolute beginners. You will gain the confidence to begin making clothes, homewares and crafts on the sewing machine and take home a smart ‘me-made’ tote bag.

If you are considering buying a machine or have recently purchased one new or second hand; have an old machine languishing in the cupboard; or just want to learn a useful new skill — then this is the class for you!

In this five hour workshop you will learn:

  • About the various parts of your sewing machine and understand what they do
  • To set up your sewing machine and prepare the threads ready to start sewing
  • To stitch straight lines and curves and adjust stitch types for various uses
  • To accurately sew and finish seams and hems
  • To make a fully lined tote bag

By the end of the class, you can take home your DIY tote bag, as well as newfound sewing skills and confidence!

Add-on available for this class
  • Sewing Starter Pack ($60)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Absolute beginners. No sewing knowledge required. Open to adults and young adults (minimum age 13 years). Men and non-binary folk are encouraged to attend!
 
What you'll get
  • All fabrics and threads for sampling and for sewing our project.
  • Sewing machines if you don’t have, or are unable to bring your own.
  • Sewing equipment and handout notes.
  • If you would like to purchase some basic equipment, we sell Starter Packs containing a good quality sewing kit for $55.
What to bring
You're welcome to bring your own sewing machine, if you have one!
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

School of Sewing and Upcycling - 101/1 Whitehall Street, Footscray VIC

This venue is within walking distance from Footscray station (600m).

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School of Sewing and Upcycling
School of Sewing and Upcycling

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Teaching sewing skills that will last a lifetime. Learn to sew and mend with knowledgable, patient teachers in a friendly, inclusive environment. All ages, genders and abilities welcome!

The School of Sewing & Upcycling began in 2015. We set up in a small shop in Buckley Street, Footscray and began to share our love of sewing with you. In 2019, we shifted to our current home right on the border of Footscray and Yarraville – a big, bright and welcoming space where many people come to hone their sewing skills.

In February 2023, Zoe took over the business from Gaye (who still teaches) and in May 2023 moved into new space in Whitehall Street, Footscray.

At SOSU, we believe that sewing is a wonderful life skill and we want to share it with you. Learning how to alter and mend the things that you have as well as learning the skills to create your own gorgeous garments will help you to be more creative and sustainable. We offer a wide range of full and half-day workshops or ongoing courses that will build, refresh or consolidate your sewing skills. We have a great mix of beginner and skilled sewers of all ages learning at our school. We can also arrange private lessons for those that learn better one-on-one. It’s just you and your teacher so that you can really get into that special project.

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