Sewing Class for Beginners

Learn sewing basics in Sydney! Fabric and sewing machine hire included.

3 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $125 (or 4 payments of $31.25 Afterpay)

At this fun group workshop in Sydney, you will begin by selecting your favourite fabric from the range on offer, be guided through the cutting process before jumping on the sewing machine.

Your teacher will guide you through setting up the sewing machine, you will learn about the different stitches, when best to use them and how to sew straight lines.

Once you've had a practice run on some scrap material, we'll put your new skills to work. You will sew a simple square cushion cover with guidance throughout. Everything is included in this class, including the use of our sewing machines.

What you'll learn:

  • How to measure, mark and cut your fabric for the envelope cushion cover.
  • Use different tools for a cleaner finish.
  • Learn how to sew in a straight line.
  • Learn how to set up a simple sewing machine, wind the bobbin and thread the machine.
  • Use different stitches such as straight and zig-zag.
  • Hem edges to create a neat finish.
  • Learn how to secure raw edges from fraying without needing an expensive overlocker.

Throughout the session, our sewing specialist will share their knowledge and tips with you to help make the process run as smoothly and enjoyable as possible. Leave the class feeling confident with your new sewing skills!

Booking terms and conditions
  • Free rescheduling with 7+ days notice.
  • A rescheduling fee of $50 per person will apply when rescheduling with less than 7 days notice.
  • Participants are asked not to bring their own sewing machines to this class as it affects the flow of the session. To learn how to use your own machine, please book a private class with us.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 3 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
No previous knowledge required. This class is for absolute beginners and not suitable for those with previous sewing experience.
What you'll get
  • Small group workshop.
  • Expert guidance from a qualified textile designer.
  • All materials to create your cushion cover.
  • Full use of our sewing machines - no need to bring your own.
  • A handout of the class.
  • Complimentary water, tea, coffee and biscuits.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.

Sydney Creative is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Sydney Creative - 126 Regent Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Sydney Creative
Sydney Creative

Let's Live Creatively!

5.0 (129)

Our story began in 2018 in a small Redfern studio. With only one desk and one sewing machine, our first class was published and we haven't looked back. Our passion for the arts coupled with bringing people together, brought our vision of launching a creative hub to life.

In our modern world, everything moves quickly, we have adapted to a fast-paced environment and sometimes it can be hard to slow ourselves down. Sydney Creative is a place for people to relax, regroup and find a creative outlet that will hopefully aid in bringing people a sense of achievement, fulfilment and joy.

Today, our classes run from our shop at 126 Regent St, Redfern. Our Classes bring people together, often in a circle around a table, whether it's for a sewing class, jewellery making or crafting, there's something special about being creative in a group together.

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Jessica Searles Aug 2022

Such a great class, really enjoyed it! I thought the instruction provided was clear and concise and the explanations were really helpful especially for sewing in the future.

Cora Conneely Aug 2022

Sophie was an excellent teacher. She took the time to talk us through each step and the 3 hours flew by.
Materials were provided and I walked home with a gorgeous cushion cover.
The space is also beautiful, tea/coffee/water provides.

Xuan Ly Jul 2022

Enjoyed the class, it provided a good foundation on understanding and using a sewing machine. Our lovely teacher Sophie was very knowledgeable and helpful.
I’m happy with the experience and the cushion I made in the class.

Suzan Issa Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was great! The materials were provided, steps and instructions were given very clearly. I appreciated the tips Sophie provided throughout the class. It was a lovely space to be present and to learn a new skill. I’ll definitely be signing up to more classes!

Aj Lamarque Jul 2022

Informative session with a good amount of time in the machine to feel comfortable. Would recommend having or buying a machine shortly thereafter as it's quite complicated so hard to remember if not keeping up regularly.

Natalie Steinhardt Jul 2022

Sophie's 'Introduction to Sewing' class was awesome, she is a fantastic teacher and I learnt so much from her and her team. I will be attending another class soon! Thank you Sydney Creative :-)

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Kinta Cannon Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic class! Learnt so much and had a great time. Sophie was lovely and explained everything in a way even a very beginner could understand. Definitely recommend this to anyone interested in learning to sew :)

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Kinta Cannon Sydney

Chris Kotsaris Jul 2022

Brilliant teaching and pace - taking someone like me from no experience of sewing and fear of sewing machines to doing it, loving it, and making a pretty neat pillowcase! Couldn’t be better!

Anika Botha Jul 2022

Sofy is an excellent instructor! This course teaches you everything you need to know to start sewing.

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Anika Botha

Angeline Zaghloul Jun 2022

Excellent intro to sewing. Fun class with knowledgeable and interesting teacher Sophie. I’ll definitely be coming back to do more.

Textiles workshop review by Angeline Zaghloul

Gabrielle Mears Jun 2022

Great value for money and Sophie the teacher was fabulous. Perfect level of detail and patience.

Sharna Vitu May 2022

I really enjoyed this class! It was really practical and straightforward and I feel like I learnt a lot. Very happy with my cushion.

Angie Tutt May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

definitely for beginners! as goes through basics of machine and setting up etc. but teacher was very clear and step by step which was awesome. great class

Elliot Yee May 2022

Our teacher was amazing. She was patient and took the time to ensure the instructions were understood

Melissa Ramoo Apr 2022

Sophie was an incredible teacher. She was patient and both my husband and I had no sewing experience but both really enjoyed it. She was able to lead the group with energy and joy but also give individual attention. We loved it so much!

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Melissa Ramoo

Kelsey Harris Mar 2022

Sophie was a great teacher, explained things easily and so helpful. Cute little space. Thanks for the refreshments

Textiles workshop review by Kelsey Harris Sydney

Clare Harding Feb 2022

Had a wonderful time at the sewing class this morning! Loved that everything you needed was provided so no need to bring anything. Our teacher was so lovely and patient and would not only demonstrate and explain in a clear way, but would encourage us to practise the skills ourselves! Feel very equipped to start my sewing journey (and love the cushion I made too!)

Julie Andrews Feb 2022

Fantastic class and Sophie was great at explaining everything. Learnt a lot, had fun and made something I love. Great class if you’re a complete beginner or like me, haven’t seen a sewing machine since Year 7. Highly recommended

Utami Rantepasang Jan 2022

I did enjoyed sewing Cover cushion Great experience the teacher very supportive thank you help

Melanie Jha Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Sophie was a great and really patient. I liked how the workshop was focused on one task while we learned how to troubleshoot. I was not left expecting more and I even got a rotary cutter to improve my cutting.

Sheila Santoso Dec 2021

Sophie was knowledgeable, kind and attentive. She replied to all my questions/comments too and provided tips to make it easier. The lesson was well organised and enjoyable.

Alina Wirtz Nov 2021

Super fun and Sophie was incredibly helpful! Loved the choices of fabric and that everything was provided. perfect for anyone, even if you never touched a sewing machine before. So happy with my pillow :)

Nicole Graham Nov 2021

Thank you for an excellent class. The teacher was good and I learnt lots of things I didn’t know. I have always wanted to see, I loved the cushion. Please say thank you to Sophie

Sidney Pham Nov 2021

Sophie was great and very helpful. We loved the class, it was surprisingly fun! We’d be keen to do more classes like this!

Lisa Calvert Aug 2021

Amazing teacher, excellent class! I learned so much and left with a beautiful cushion cover that I couldn't believe I had made with zero previous sewing experience. Thank you. Highly recommend this class

Fiona Toose Jun 2021

Sophie is an excellent teacher. I made a cushion cover in the one lesson that looks fabulous. I surprised myself! Under Sophie’s patient guidance I got to know my way around the sewing machine, feel comfortable with the process and enthusiastic to continue my sewing adventure!

Textiles workshop review by Fiona Toose

Dani Morgan Jun 2021

Excellent beginner class which was at a good pace for me. I had tried my new sewing machine on my own but I think it would have been more useful to just start here. I’m signing up for another class ASAP to keep my skills up

Textiles workshop review by Dani Morgan

Kavita Lachmaiya Jun 2021

Sophie was a wonderful instructor! She was patient and very knowledgeable. I walked out with a new pillow and life skill ☺️ I recommend this to anyone who wants to start sewing but is feeling unconfident and unsure where to start.

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Kavita Lachmaiya Sydney

Tyler Priddle May 2021

So chill and fun, easy to follow and super thorough. Got me really excited to continue sewing

Susan Lemes Apr 2021

It was my first time ever handling a sewing machine, left the class smiling ear to ear and super motivated to continue experimenting on my own!
I loved how Sophie guided me through the whole process of marking the fabric, cutting, folding, setting up the machine to then bring a nice little cushion to life as the outcome of the learning task. Sophie also makes sure the class isn’t overcrowded so she can coach us more closely. She is super lovely and approachable, open to answer specific questions we might have and instruct about the tools to use when we plan to take sewing to further levels. Surely recommend Sydney Creative! Super happy with the experience!

Lindsay Hansen Apr 2021

Sophie was a fantastic teacher and I will definitely be scheduling more classes in the future. It has prompted me to start sewing properly and I know where to go to continue my learning

Melissa Timms Apr 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Awesome class. Sophie was super lovely and an attentive and patient teacher. Will definitely be back for more lessons here.

Isabelle Hancock Apr 2021

This is a great class for a beginner, all materials are provided unlike other classes I had looked at. Sophie is really nice and very generous with her help. I learnt a lot from the class and definitely recommend it to others.

Hanna Handoko Apr 2021

very fun and informative class, Sophie is very helpful. Really enjoy the class., would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn how to use sewing machine

Vanessa Hollins Mar 2021

Sophie was amazing!

She was so kind and patient with me (a nervous beginner).

I really enjoyed the course and I’m so happy with my cushion cover.

Highly recommend.

Textiles workshop review by Vanessa Hollins

Jennifer Buckley Feb 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended

Excellent engaging patient teacher good materials and equipment couldn't be happier
Felt great sense of accomplishment

Sonali Gupta Feb 2021

Sophie was a fantastic teacher. She was patient and kind and really
Helped with the whole thing. She gave tips and tricks throughout and made the class fun. Thank you

Eleanor Betts Jan 2021

Sophie was a fantastic teacher for the class I booked for my Mum and myself - we learnt a lot in the couple of hours we were there and now have the basics of working the sewing machine sorted so that we can practice and move on to harder things. Sophie was patient and understanding and very thorough - we really got a lot out of the workshop.

Chloe Duncan Jan 2021

Sophie is a great teacher! She gives instructions which are super easy to follow and is really patient. Thoroughly enjoyed this class!

Muriel Gonzalez Dec 2020

Sophie was amazing, very calm and great at taking me through the process step by step. I loved it, will definitely be doing more classes with her.

Michelle Jay Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

this class was EXACTLY what I needed, I wanted to learn the fundamentals in sewing and learn how to use a sewing machine. Sophie was very patient and her step by step instructions were very easy to follow. I could not recommend this class more to anyone who wants to dabble in sewing.

Claire Burdon Nov 2020

Wonderful class run by Sophie! Was great to learn on my new machine - the project was great as a beginner and I’m excited to keep practicing the skills learnt in the class. Sophie was very knowledgeable and helped to troubleshoot things as they came up - was happy to answer all my questions and provided lots of tips and tricks.

Dianne Reyes Nov 2020

Sophie was so patient and helpful in teaching us. I really enjoyed the class. Highly recommended!

Tina Bridson Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Sophie is very encouraging and clear with her instruction. I had a great lesson, thanks Sophie.

Victoria Craig Nov 2020

Monica was so knowledgeable, kind and patient with my 10 year old daughter for her introduction to sewing lesson. The lesson gave her confidence on a machine and she was so proud of the cushion she made.

Thea Ilona Mar 2020

I am super happy to have learnt from Sophie! It was a great little studio situated amongst other small creative spaces. Sophie patiently taught me the basics and most importantly, she gave small tips & tricks that will surely make my sewing journey easier later on. I left like a happy bunny with a beautiful cushion cover!

Amanda Bisson Mar 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Amazing workshop, Sophie was so clear with her instructions with no judgement on skill level . You really get to learn all of the basics and leave with a completed cushion coverso good!

Textiles workshop review by Amanda Bisson

Olivia Partridge Mar 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had such a lovely sewing class with Sophie. It was in a great location that was easy to find. The class was really well structured and well organised. I feel like I learnt lots of tips and tricks that I will be able to keep and reuse in my own sewing practice. Feeling very inspired to keep up sewing!

Alex Rose-Innes Mar 2020

Wonderful course. Really excellent instruction. So happy with the result and can’t wait to practise at home.

Lucy Hayward Mar 2020

Sophie was amazing, she made me feel so good about my first sewing class. She was patient, knowledgeable and super friendly.
I loved the process, the instructions, our chats while we worked and her passion for her teaching is so evident and inspiring to see.
Would love to take another class with her and I adore my lemon printed pillow.

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Lucy Hayward

Krissa Diamante Jan 2020

Sophie was extremely helpful, skilled and patient. I was lucky to have a 1:1 class with Sophie. All the materials and tools are provided. Highly recommend and would definitely want to come and try another workshop!

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Krissa Diamante

Shibani Michael Jan 2020

A great introductory course to start sewing. Sophie was a good teacher, she provided very clear instructions and guided the class perfectly. With a small group of 3 people, we got individual attention. We got to take home the cushion covers and I was so proud to bring home the product of my first ever sewing.

Amy Goh Dec 2019

Was a great class to get practical tips on how to properly use a sewing machine and do hems.

Elsa Zhang Dec 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I found that theenvironment of this Introduction to Sewing Class was good to learn in, & that the communication & observation from the teacher was good. It is a class that I would recommend.

James Shirlaw Dec 2019

Today’s class was beautifully run, with all stages well explained and demonstrated. I really enjoyed the friendly involved teaching and all equipment and materials were pre-organised and of good quality.
Arriving with no idea how to operate a sewing machine, l left with a thorough understanding of its operation, how to make and measure up an initial project (pillow slip) and said pillow slip over a cushion to take home! See pic

Sewing Class for Beginners review by James Shirlaw

Jayne Dudney Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great knowledge and skills by Sophie. We went at a perfect pace and she explained everything really clearly without confusing me. I love the added extras - such as offering to purchase equipment for me at wholesale prices/from her supplier. Definitely recommend!

Natalia Rodriguez Oct 2019

The class was amazing, great for beginners. The teacher explained every step clearly and was easy to follow.

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Natalia Rodriguez

Viana Ho Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Sophie explained everything with depth and provided all the equipment we needed! It was an enjoyable class and provided lots of opportunities to ask questions and learn. Would recommend this class as she teaches skills that are foundational to sewing!

Textiles workshop review by Viana Ho Sydney

Yin Lei Oct 2019

Such a great skill to learn! Our teach was super friendly and helpful. All materials were provided ! We had such a great time learning a new skill!

Jorlie van Dijl Oct 2019

We had a great time, Sophie is a very patient teacher and explains everything very well. Would highly recommend for beginners without any sewing experience. Thanks again Sophie!

Textiles workshop review by Jorlie van Dijl

Teuntje Koomen Oct 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

This was a really fun class, and we got to learn a lot about the basics of sewing. Sophie is a nice teacher, and she structured the class well so that we weren't overwhelmed by lots of information. We got to take home our super cute cushions, which we were so proud of making! :)

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Teuntje Koomen

Lyn Tamsett Oct 2019

Thank you to Sophie, who was very patient and helpful during our time at the swing class.

I would definitely recommend this class to other people.

Thank you

Emily Brouggy Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended

This class was super fun, I’m really proud of the cushion I made and I feel confident enough to give it a go myself at home thanks to all of the clear instructions, tips and advice we were given. Sophie is a brilliant teacher, will definitely look into any other classes she runs in the future - thanks again Sophie!

Isilay Kizilcik Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended

A really great class, we learnt so much about sewing and now I feel confident!

Martina Kempys Sep 2019

I had a really great experience with this class! I had very little sewing experience prior, but I feel much more confident after our one on on class. Sophie was very friendly, and gave me a lot of useful information. I am also super happy with the cute cushion I made!

Deborah Wicks Sep 2019

Sophie is a wonderful teacher! I came to the class with very limited skills on how to use a sewing machine. She provided clear instructions on how to set it up and use it and then gave me the opportunity to do it independently. She is very patient and encouraging and really allowed me to practice what I learnt.
During this one on one class we created a beautiful playmat for my first grandchild. It has come out beautifully and I can't wait to see my grandchild on it , in the near future.

Textiles workshop review by Deborah Wicks

Julie Fuller Sep 2019

I was lucky enough to get a one on one workshop with Sophie. It has been over 25 years since I last sewed. But it's just like riding a bike! Sophie is patient & knowlegable. And will answer any question you put to her. I recommend this workshop to any beginner or those looking for a refresher.

Gaelle Gervais Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class with Sophie, very much enjoyed learning how to make the cushion, Sophie is very patient and provides clear instructions.
Location is great too. I recommend this class for any beginner!

Catherine Bird Aug 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I have some self taught sewing skills and Sophie was able to help me with a few techniques I will use with any project. I now have a new cushion a friend has already tried to claim! I truly appreciated the help and guidance I got, I would never have thought I could learn so much from making a cushion. I left feeling quite proud of my efforts.

Textiles workshop review by Catherine Bird Sydney

Tina Bridson Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I had a lot of fun and learnt a lot from Sophie. She is very patient which is what a beginner like me needed. The one on one arranged at a mutually convenient time and with all the equipment, materials and guidance given is good value for money.

Catherine Oakshott Jul 2019

Hi this was a really good course with a very patient teacher. As there were only 3 students per class u get lots of attention * can go at your own pace. Good materials. We all made a lovely cushion

Lidya Salim Jul 2019

Sophie and the class itself was great. It’s simple, straight forward and rewarding for beginner level. Sophie was very helpful and patient too. I brought my own machine and Sophie was very accomodating. She let me have the flexibility to use my machine and hers, at the same time she helped me get familiar with my own machine. Thanks again Sophie!

Kylie Vitnell Jul 2019

I really enjoyed this class and it gave me a good foundation for sewing I was so lucky to have Sofie ( teacher) to myself

Peta Neilson Jul 2019

Sophie was lovely, the class was easy to follow & I love the cushion that I made - there were lots of different fabrics to choose from

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Peta Neilson

Quentin Dubut-Touroul Jun 2019

Excellent workshop, I learned a lot ! Good material and a wide choice of fabrics. I highly recommend for those who wish to start sewing !

Anna Alexandratos Jun 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Sophie was fantastic
She was really friendly and informative and detailed.
She guided me through every step with such precision.
She was played back and relaxed and allowed us to have time to practice different techniques and the ins and outs of a sewing machine usage.
We had a few laughs and she really focused it on getting the technique right so that our end result was perfect.
Her tips and trick where very helpful. Even though space was small it was tidy showing she had much love for her craft.

Textiles workshop review by Anna Alexandratos Sydney

Niki Thompson-Milne May 2019

I really enjoyed this class! Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to start off their sewing journey. Sophie did an amazing job explaining the basics, allowing enough to practice, answered all the silly questions and helped me sew a beautiful cushion cover.

April Wu Apr 2019

Sophie was very patient and supportive during the class and her explanation was quite thorough. The venue on the 2nd level of the building is spacious and facing a beautiful garden balcony.

Sepehr Fard Jan 2019

Excellent class! Learnt the basics of working with a sewing machine and handling fabric. The instructor was very patient and knowledgeable and always eager to help. Great for anyone who wants to start sewing.

Elia Lorenzo Dec 2018

Great class, Sophia is a great teacher, I couldn’t be more satisfied for my results, she explained every step clearly and always with a lot of patience.

Hannah Moltoni Oct 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Sophie was so friendly, patient and helpful. I had a great time and was so excited and proud of my finished product!
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