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Beginners Learn to Sew Clothing Course

Regular price $450.00
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Duration: 6 weeks x 3 hours

Skill Level: Beginners


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.


  • 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


      • *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.
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        This Class is subject to Bobbin and Ink's Cancellation Policy.
        Please read it on our Terms and Conditions page before booking.