Sewing Class: Introduction to Garment Making

Learn the fundamentals of using a sewing machine, preparing a pattern and sewing garments

5.5 hours Class size 1 to 4 (public classes), 1 to 5

label $199 (or 4 payments of $49.75 Afterpay)

In this class, you will learn the basics of setting up a sewing machine, learn all about patterns and how to prep your fabric to make your own cardigan. No previous sewing experience is needed for this hands-on class!

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.

Class outline:

  • Learn all about the machine, how to set it up and sew.
  • Prepare your pattern for the garment.
  • Cut your fabric according to the pattern.
  • Sew your cardigan wrap and learn how to make necessary adjustments.
  • Learn how to sew straight lines.
  • Learn how to sew on the overlocker.

This course is held at Sydney Creative's art studio in Redfern. The building is occupied by talented artists, exhibitions and co-working spaces.

You will leave the class feeling confident with your new sewing skills and are welcome to book further private sessions to work on other DIY sewing projects!

Knowledge required
No previous knowledge required. This class is for absolute beginners or those with little sewing knowledge.
What you'll get
  • Small group workshop.
  • Expert guidance throughout.
  • Full use of our sewing machines (no need to bring your own).
What to bring
  • Size 4 - 12 = 2 metres of jersey knit or lurex knit fabric.
  • Size 14 - 22 = 3 metres of jersey knit or lurex knit fabric.
  • Ensure the fabric roll is a minimum of 120cm wide. The fabric should be plain or the pattern needs to be non-directional.

You may end up with offcut fabric to use for further projects.

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

BA (hons) in Textile Design. Mixed media artist and lover of all things creative.

5.0 (95)

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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Kim Norris Jan 2022

The staff were lovely and the space was nice. The teacher was clearly knowledgeable but there was no structure to the class which resulted in it running over almost an hour. The second half of the class felt really rushed and I didn't have the time to do the task to the standard I would have liked. There was no air conditioning through the afternoon and I got really hot and uncomfortable - particularly because we had to wear our masks as per covid restrictions. I also felt like there should have been some refreshments or snacks given that it was a five hour class. I hadn't anticipated having to purchase the material on top of the class price - it made it quite expensive. I enjoyed the experience but I wouldn't do it again.

Textiles workshop review by Kim Norris Sydney

Reply from this teacher:

Hi Kim, thank you for your feedback. I apologise the class ran over schedule. We've only been in our new shop for a couple of weeks and are still finding our feet. Thank you for coming and sharing your experience, we will take it on board for future classes. The aircon was on and refreshments were available to everyone.
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