Sewing Class: Drawstring Bag

Learn how to sew for beginners in Sydney




2.5 hours Class size 2 to 6     label $95

Always wanted to learn how to sew or perhaps you're in need of a refresher? Then this is the perfect workshop for you! We'll go back to basics at Unpicked Studio in Waterloo and you'll learn the fundamentals of sewing.

In this workshop, your expert teacher will guide you through the basics of sewing like how to thread a sewing machine and use an overlocker. You'll also get to put your new skills into practice by making a cute drawstring bag - perfect to store all of your new sewing equipment!

During the workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Thread a sewing machine
  • Sew accurate seam allowances
  • Wind up your bobbin
  • Change a needle
  • Use an overlocker
  • Finish edges without an overlocker
  • Pin and cut a pattern (basic)
  • Create a simple sewing project including sewing seams, finishing the edges, and creating a channel

You'll finish up this workshop with newfound confidence in your sewing skills, as well as a cute drawstring bag to take home!

This workshop is supported by City of Sydney.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
Everything you need is included, such as:
  • Sewing machines
  • Overlocker
  • Scissors
  • Fabric and trims
  • Pins etc.
  • Hand sanitiser and wipes
What to bring
Just yourself and an eagerness to learn.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

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


The Nest Creative Space - 76 Botany Road, Waterloo Sydney, NSW

Your teacher


Alys is a patternmaker who has worked for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Paper London and steventai. She has lots of experience in pattern making, upcycling and sewing!

At UNPICKED studio they believe in community, sustainability, and the power of creativity! They teach new skills in a fun and easy way, helping you to re-love your wardrobe without costing the planet!

Alys loves teaching and bouncing ideas around with others to turn a design into something real. Get in touch to discuss yours!

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