Learn to Sew – Beginner plus – 8 week terms.



Term 1

Wednesdays 18th of July to 5th September Sold Out

Term 2

Evenings 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Mondays 3rd September to 22nd October

Daytime 11am – 2pm Wednesdays 5th September to 24th October.


Join the slow clothing movement and learn to sew your own clothes!

Sew your own wardrobe for sustainability, creativity, self-expression and enjoyment.

This course runs for 8 weeks and each lesson is 3 hours so you will get plenty of time to learn sewing techniques to get you on your way to making your own diy wardrobe. Each week you will build on your sewing skills and practise by sewing two garments, a simple A-line skirt and a Kimono cardigan.

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Skill level required

This course is designed for the advanced beginner.  If you have completed the Learn to Sew Beginner course or you have had similar experience but want to move on to making your own clothes then this is the perfect course for you. You should feel confident in sewing something like a Tote bag or cushion.

What you will learn

  • How to read and use a sewing pattern.
  • How to take your measurements and  yourself and choose the correct size.
  • Fabric layout, markings and cutting.
  • Apply interfacing and attach facings.
  • Insert zippers.
  • Make bias binding and attach binding.
  • Hemming techniques including rolled hems.
  • French seams.

What to bring.

  • All sewing machines are provided however please feel free to bring your own machine if you prefer.
  • Fabrics and notions for projects, this will be discussed after booking.


  • Coffee and Tea.
  • Sewing machines 
  • 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.

*Annie has her Fashion Design and Production Certificate and over 30 years of sewing experience.

*Annie has also been recently awarded a Dressmaker of the Year Award, 2018 from Simplicity patterns.


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