Learn to Sew – Your Own Clothes



Monday, 1st February

Monday, 19th April

 6-9pm. (4 weeks)

Over 12 hours of lessons you will build on sewing skills already learned in the Learn to Sew Beginners course or Intro to Sewing Workshop or similar ability. In this course, you will complete a simple pair of Pyjama bottoms and a simple A-line Skirt. It’s a great course if you want to continue learning new skills and gain more confidence in reading sewing patterns. You will also work on measuring and fitting skills and get an introduction to the overlocker.

*Due to limited spaces, all sewing class bookings are final and cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. Bookings are strictly NON-transferable to other class dates. Please check the dates before making your class bookings as there can be no exceptions.

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Skill level required

Ideally, you will have completed the  Learn to Sew Beginners course or Intro to Sewing Workshop.  Or are confident sewing crafty projects.

What you will learn

  • How to read patterns
  • Sewing Terminology
  • Pressing techniques
  • Seam and Finishing techniques
  • Introduction to the overlocker
  • Measuring & Fitting

What to bring.

  • All sewing machines are provided however please feel free to bring your own machine if you prefer.
  • 2.5 meters of Flannelette or Cotton Fabric for Long PJ’s. (Spotlight, Lincraft or Darn Cheap Fabrics are the best places to shop for these types of fabric).
  • 1 meter of 2.5cm waist elastic
  • Thread to match fabric
  • Fabrics and notions for A-Line skirt will be discussed in first class.


  • Patterns, A printed PDF copy of the Annie A-line Skirt pattern and PJ Pattern.
  • Sewing machines
  • Pins, scissors and tools.
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Lessons are run in my cool little studio in Elsternwick, right near the train station.

The maximum number of students is five so each student will get personalised instructions and plenty of time to practise on the sewing machines supplied.


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