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:

Tuesday mornings November 16th - 30th, 9.00 - 11.00am

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 an  A-line or flirty 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, or patching together fabric pieces to create your own individual garment!

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 and finish hems

Sew a Dress

Next Classes Begin:

November 11th & 12th 2021

or

December 9th & 10th 2021

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 the festive season, and sew a beautiful dress!

Choose your fabric and pattern, then join us for two intensive days of sewing to make sure you're dressed to impress this party season - think statement puffy sleeves, gathers, ruffles, tiers, lace inserts or sheer fabrics. We can work together so you have the confidence to create the dress of your dreams!

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

While sewing your dress you will learn & practice some of 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

Shirt Making

Next Class Begins:

Term 1 2022, tickets not yet on sale

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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