Sewing School

St Kilda Melbourne

Welcome to my Sewing School!

Knowing how to sew is a fantastic life skill that is creative, practical and has many health benefits. These days with technology being such a big part of our  lives it’s even more important to be able to offer a skill that promotes mindfulness. Sewing is a skill that will give you time to relax and unwind from your busy lives.  Especially great for our children as it also requires focus, concentration and problem solving. It gives a sense of accomplishment which boosts moral and self confidence. Sewing is a creative process and it’s a fantastic way to express your own individuality not to mention it’s just fun!

About me 

Hi, I’m Annie!

I  have been sewing and designing since I was a teenager. Being one of seven children my mum thought it would be great to teach me how to sew at a very early age and I’m so happy she did. I developed a love for fashion immediately and have never looked back working most of my life in the Fashion Industry.

In my twenties I moved to Canada for a few years where I studied Fashion Arts in Vancouver. After moving back to Melbourne I worked in the Fashion Industry as a Product Developer in Childrens and Ladieswear.

After having my two boys (who are now “tweenagers”) I decided to put my experience to work and created my  own little PDF sewing pattern business Sew This Pattern. You can see some of my patterns in my pattern shop.

About my Sewing School

I love teaching (I also teach pilates and spin classes) and am now offering sewing lessons to children and adults in a fun and relaxed environment at my home in St Kilda. The space is very open and light and a great place to relax and socialise with other sewers. The classes are small and I supply sewing machines, patterns and light refreshments.  Each course will have an outline as to what specific materials to bring.

Current Courses available

Kids Sewing School

Learn to Sew – Annie A line Skirt

Learn to Sew – Venus Kimono

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