Beginners Learn to Sew Clothing Course
Please note, Bobbin and Ink is currently only accepting bookings from people who have proof of vaccination. All students will be required to wear a mask and show their vaccination certificate before entering the workshop. Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff safe.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
Learn to make your own clothes from scratch in this absolute beginners sewing class. You'll be guided through the whole sewing process from learning to use a sewing machine to cutting, fitting and sewing a garment of your choice from a selection of design options provided. With a maximum number of 6 students per class, you'll get more one-on-one time with your teacher.
This is a 1 session a week class over 6 weeks which gives you time in between to practice your new skills from home.
Bobbin and Ink is an LGBTQI+ safe space and this course welcomes women, men and anyone identifying otherwise. The content of the class is geared towards adults, but if you know a teen or child who wants to learn to sew, check out our Kids and Teens Learn to Sew Clothes Course.
Can't find a date that suits you? Email us to join our waiting list and we'll let you know when new dates are available.
GAIN CONFIDENCE IN:
- Setting up your sewing machine - threading, needle selection, thread choice, troubleshooting and maintenance
- Sewing components - creating neat seam finishes, buttonholes/button applications, zipper, sewing curves and points.
- Paper pattern reading
- Choosing the right type of fabric and notions for your project
- Pattern preparation and layout
- Fabric cutting
- Working through a pattern step-by-step
- Basic fitting
- 1 pattern of your choice from a selection of beginner sewing projects
- Sewing machine use or bring your own!
- Access to our cutting tables and mannequins
- Endless tea and coffee provided
WHAT TO BRING:
- *Sewing Kit - thread snips, 1 metre of 150cm wide calico, good quality black or white sewing thread (we recommend Gutermann or Rasant thread), fabric scissors, sewing pins (pearl head, berry, or glass head will do), a water soluble pen (or chalk pencil / tailors chalk), measuring tape and un-picker. We have a kit to purchase in-store for $35 at the beginning of the class if you prefer.
- A working sewing machine - we recommend working on your own sewing machine so you gain more confidence. Otherwise we can provide you a sewing machine to use through out the course, free of charge. Just remember to tell us when you sign up!
- Notebook and pen
*Marked items can be purchased in store, if you don't already have these.
EMAIL US with any questions you might have.
This Class is subject to Bobbin and Ink's Cancellation Policy.
Please read it on our Terms and Conditions page before booking.