Sydney Creative, textiles teacher

Sydney Creative

Sydney Creative

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

5.0 (68)

Our story began in 2018 in a small studio inside 107 Projects on Redfern St. With only one desk and one sewing machine, our first class was published and a lovely lady booked in. 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.

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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Lisa Calvert Aug 2021

Sewing Class for Beginners



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


Jessica Chiodo Jul 2021

Textiles class



Teacher was fantastic and very patient, which was really nice as it was my first time. Highly recommend.


Fiona Toose Jun 2021

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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 Sydney

Kavita Lachmaiya Jun 2021

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Tyler Priddle May 2021

Sewing Class for Beginners



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


Susan Lemes Apr 2021

Sewing Class for Beginners



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  + more


Lindsay Hansen Apr 2021

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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


Isabelle Hancock Apr 2021

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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


Sonali Gupta Feb 2021

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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.


Renee Kiely Jan 2021

Private Sewing Class



Sophie really took the time to listen to how I learnt, applied her knowledge to the punchneedle piece I'd brought with me and then explained not only the how but the why as well. She was patient, knowledgeable and friendly!

Private Sewing Class review by Renee Kiely

Sara Khouri Jan 2021

Textiles class



Sophie was awesome! Im a self taught beginner sewer and she really helped me refine my sewing skills. I walked away with so much motivation and confident to keep sewing! Sophie was such a great teacher giving clear instructions and demonstrations and letting me drive the entire time for someone like me who is a a really hands on learner, this was really important! She also slowed down when I needed it, and no question was too silly! I Would absolutely recommend Sophie & her classes and will be back for more. Thank you!


Chloe Duncan Jan 2021

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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


Amanda Henderson Nov 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Private Sewing Class



Loved this class. It was a great way to learn about my sewing machine and how to use it from beginning to end. I learnt a lot of useful tips along the way and Sophie was very patient, clear and helpful with her teaching style. I’m excited to get into some sewing projects now!


Tina Bridson Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Sewing Class for Beginners



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


Victoria Craig Nov 2020

Sewing Class for Beginners



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.


Carer Vmch Oct 2020

103 ClassBento workshops attended • 93 reviews

Textiles class



Sophie is a skilled and knowledgeable instructor. Our clients really enjoyed learning a new skill


Carer Vmch Oct 2020

103 ClassBento workshops attended • 93 reviews

Textiles class



Sophie is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. Our clients enjoyed learning a new skill.


Katrina White May 2020

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine Virtually



Sophie was very easy going and patient. I really loved the class and got a lot of new information to start me on my sewing journey. Thanks Sophie!


Nicola Russell May 2020

Textiles class



Sophie was very knowledgeable and incredibly patient. She made attending the class really enjoyable. Many thanks.


Giulia Allport Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine Virtually



Sophie was a great teacher! She explained things thoroughly and I never felt rushed. She didn't over complicate things and by the end of it, I felt a lot more confident using my sewing machine. I was impressed by my finished cushion and was surprised I was able to create something so good in such a short period of time.


Mark Eliott Apr 2020

Textiles class



facemask project was really practical fun and well explained. i chose a chearful colour from the options provided for my facemask. super happy with the result. Sophie is dealing with the challenge of teaching craft in an online format really well would highly recommend.


Christine Jurzenski Mar 2020

Intermediate Sewing Class: Make Your Own Tote



This was a fabulous class! Sophie was knowledgeable and extremely helpful from the refresher to the technical aspects of sewing the bag! I learned a lot, and got a beautiful bag out of it too. Highly recommend!

Textiles workshop review by Christine Jurzenski

Thea Ilona Mar 2020

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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


Lucy Hayward Mar 2020

Sewing Class for Beginners



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. Lucy

Sewing Class for Beginners review by Lucy Hayward

Krissa Diamante Jan 2020

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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  + more

Sewing Class for Beginners review by James Shirlaw

Jayne Dudney Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Yin Lei Oct 2019

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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 Sydney

Teuntje Koomen Oct 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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


Martina Kempys Sep 2019

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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  + more

Textiles workshop review by Deborah Wicks Sydney

Julie Fuller Sep 2019

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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 Sydney

Quentin Dubut-Touroul Jun 2019

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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  + more

Textiles workshop review by Anna Alexandratos

Niki Thompson-Milne May 2019

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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

Sewing Class for Beginners



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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