Introduction to Sewing – Weekend Workshops

(3 customer reviews)



Learn the basics of sewing in one easy workshop. This course is perfect for the absolute beginner. If you’ve always wanted to try sewing or need a refresher course after a long break, this course will cover everything you need to know to get you on your way. In this workshop you will learn sewing terminology, how to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, sew straight lines and seam pressing techniques. We will discuss how to shop for fabric, and what to look for when buying a sewing machine. Finally, you will learn how to sew your very own simple tote bag!

Just a friendly reminder: all bookings are final due to limited spaces. Unfortunately, we’re unable to accommodate cancellations, and any cancellations will result in forfeiture of payment. Additionally, please note that bookings are non-transferable to other class dates. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in checking dates before booking, as we’re unable to make exceptions. Looking forward to sewing with you soon!

Minimum age is 16


Skill level required

This sewing lesson is designed for the complete beginner.

What you will learn.

  • Understand the parts of the sewing machine and accessories.

  • Threading of a sewing machine and winding a bobbin.
  • Understand some sewing terminology.
  • Stitch straight lines and curves.

  • Finish seams
  • How to sew darts
  • How to press a seam.
  • Make a your own tote bag!

What to bring.

  • All sewing machines and fabric is provided however please feel free to bring your own machine or fabric if you have something special in mind.


  • Tea & Coffee
  • Sewing machines and fabric.
  • Beginner sewing lessons are run in my cool little studio in Elsternwick, right near the train station.

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

3 reviews for Introduction to Sewing – Weekend Workshops

  1. Oscar

    It was a very fun and interesting class and I learnt a lot from it! And the tote bad is nice 🙂

    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Oscar, Thanks so much for a lovely review. I’m really happy to see you come such a long way since starting with us. Annie

  2. Lou

    The Introduction to Sewing workshop was fantastic, it was interesting and well planned out. Annie was a great teacher with lots of helpful technical knowledge. She ensured that everyone got the help and guidance that they needed. I’ll definitely be back.

  3. Sophie

    Absolutely fantastic sewing class for beginners , Annie is an amazing teacher. Loved making tote bags x

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