Sewing School Instructors

Mel is the Owner and Creator of Wearable STUDIO.  Mel has years of sewing experience and has recently graduated in pattern making from the Melbourne Fashion Institute. Mel loves to sew with stretch and has a wealth of knowledge to pass on!  “Sewing and pattern making is what I love the most. I enjoy nothing more than spending a cosy afternoon tucked away in my own world, crafting away. I love creating patterns for my customers.”

Neroli aka “Dandy N” is a very experienced seamstress specialising in sampling, custom projects, production, and workshops. She is from the “other side of the river” and brings all those funky cool ideas with her. Neroli is passionate about ethical production and sustainable practices.

Annie is an Indie pattern designer, blogger, and head honcho at Sew This Pattern. Annie has been sewing since she was a young teen and has over 30 years of sewing and design experience. She has her Fashion Design and Production Certificate and was recently awarded a Dressmaker of the Year Award, 2018 from Simplicity patterns. Annie’s style of teaching is fun and full of fantastic tips to help take your sewing skills to the next level.

Lucy is a creative and busy mother of three young boys and runs her own face painting business “Willo the Wisp” Lucy has always been interested in sustainability and when she came upon sashiko, a Japanese mending technique to mend her own jeans, it soon took over as a little bit of an obsession! Lucy mends jeans using the visible mending technique to repair old jeans or op shop jeans and she can turn any old jean into a work of art.

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