Grow Your Sew

Grow Your Sew are courses for those who have basic sewing skills, and are wanting to increase their confidence & extend their sewing repertoire and garment construction techniques. Select from a range of classes that will further develop your skills, or talk to me to design a course that meets your specific needs

To see & book our current scheduled classes please see the calendar on our Sewing Lessons page or visit our Facebook page and click on events.

To have any questions answered please email [email protected]

Draft & Sew a Wrap Skirt

Next Class Begins:

Term 4 - Tickets not yet on sale

email me - I'll let you know when bookings open!

Three x two hour lessons

$150

Pre-requisite: Confident using the sewing machine, with basic sewing experience

A simple wrap skirt is a great addition to any wardrobe. You can choose to make either a straight or a half-circle wrap skirt - suitable for any light to medium weight fabric, and can even be made reversible . It is a perfect project for recycling a lovely Op Shop doona find!

You will learn & practice the following techniques:

  • How to measure, draw and cut your pattern (your pattern will be yours to keep and take home)
  • How to make your own Bias Binding
  • How to sew a French seam
  • How to attach bias binding

Sew a Dress - relaxed fit

Next Classes Begin:

Thursday Afternoons, August 12 - 26, 2021

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Three x three hour lessons, or two day workshop

$180 per person

Pre-requisite: Completion of Sewing FUNdamentals, or prior basic sewing experience

Get ready for summer and sew a beautiful dress.

Choose the Wide Strap Maxi Dress pattern from Peppermint magazine, the Hinterland Dress from Sew Liberated, or a similar relaxed-fit dress pattern of your choice.

We will explore different ways you can adapt a pattern to change it's look, as well as basic fitting alterations.

While sewing the dress you will learn & practice the following dressmaking techniques to add to your sewing repertoire:

  • Small/full bust adjustment
  • Staystitching
  • Darts
  • In-seam pockets
  • Top stitching
  • seam finishes, including French seams
  • Facings / bias facings
  • Understitching
  • Casings
  • Gathering
  • Button plackets, buttonholes and buttons
  • Hemming

Shirtmaking

Next Class Begins:

Term 4 - tickets not yet on sale

email me - I'll let you know when bookings open!

Four x three hour lessons or Two day workshop

$230

Pre-requisite: Confident using the sewing machine, with basic sewing experience

Learn and practice construction techniques for sewing a classic shirt, including:

  • stay-stitching
  • Front self facings and variations
  • Patch pocket
  • Double-pointed darts
  • Yoke - Burrito method
  • Top stitching
  • Collar & Collar stand
  • Adding collar stays
  • Flat fell seams
  • Placket opening
  • Cuffs
  • Buttonholes and attaching buttons

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