Classes for 2018
The sewing classes and workshops for 2017 are now on the Supersaas calendar.  Please feel free to book your classes now.

Please find a list of the workshops below.

You may book yourselves in online.  If you have difficulty with that please let me know and I can book you in.
To book for these courses go to the Workshop booking calendar, find the date of the first class, register and tick repeat for the full course. You will be sent an email reminder 48 hrs before each class.

$80 each or 2 workshops for a discount $140.
This can be for 1 person booking 2 workshops or for 2 people who book together.

These workshops cover theory of the sewing machine or overlocker (serger) or a series of sewing techniques listed. You will make actual samples and practice techniques for future reference.  Notes and materials are supplied.

If you or a group of friends are interested in one of these workshops but cannot find a suitable date please contact me.
Ask to be placed on my emailing list for any extra scheduled dates or to register your interest!
If you would like to go along to the website and book in just click here.  

Saturdays 1.30pm  - 4.30pm
$80 pp or  $140 for 2*
 *For 2 workshops or when 2 friends book together
These three hour long workshops providing practical knowledge and skills using a Sewing machine or Overlocker to make samples and practice sewing techniques.  Notes and materials are supplied.
7 April
30 June
18 August
13 October
1 December
Want to sew but don't know where to start?  In this workshop we learn to choose a pattern and read the pattern back.  We look at a variety of fabrics, matching styles with fabrics.  Also what notions are plus fabric grain and how to place the pattern pieces. We also look at Sewing Machines and Overlockers and what they can do.  
*   It is good to do this workshop even before buying a machine!   
15 April
14 July
1 September
27 October
15 December
KNOW YOUR MACHINE  - Great for beginners!
Learn all about your sewing machine.  How it works, the different stitches and where to apply them.  The presser feet, what they are for, plus other handy accessories.  How to sew different fabrics, the needles, sewing straight and sewing curves. Plus, how to pin, guide your work and how to maintain your machine and so much more.  
Even if you have had your machine a while, there is always more to learn!     
28 April
2 June
4 August
29 September
24 November
Learn all about your Overlocker (Serger).  How to thread the machine correctly and easily! How it works, the stitches, the presser feet, the needles and other accessories.  Plus, all about the loopers, tensions, stitches, differential feed etc.  We also cover rolled hemming and general care and maintenance.     
19 May
15 September
The key to good alterations is to make the garment look unaltered!  We cover shortening and lengthening hems in pants dresses and skirts with authentic Jeans hem, blind hem and narrow hems. We also learn how to alter and re-purpose your favourite garments.     
5 May
Learn a little about the types and make up of many of the most common types of fabric.  How to apply drape, body, weight, texture, stretch to the style of pattern or garment you are making.  Includes care, handling tips and sample fabrics.     
16 June
20 October
Learn how to cut, prepare and finish the new stretch fabrics. We learn several different finishing methods such as self trim using both the overlocker and sewing machine     
28 July
Learn all the fundamentals like cutting, marking and piecing together pattern pieces. Understitching, clipping, grading, notching, basting, seam finishes, finishes, sewing darts, zips etc.  Many of the techniques you will need to be able to construct a garment.     
10 November
Working with heavy weight fabrics to make bulky items like bags, box cushions, straps.  Learn to sew gussets, strange shapes and insert continuous zippers.  Why not recover those outdoor cushions in time for summer?
*If you or a group of friends are interested in one of these workshops but cannot find a suitable date please contact me.    *Ask to be placed on my emailing list for any extra scheduled dates or to register your interest!
*2 people booking at the same time.

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