Sewing School

Sewing Lessons Melbourne – Elsternwick

Welcome to our Sewing School!

Sewing Lessons Melbourne – Discover the joy of hand making your own clothes and develop and improve your sewing skills with sewing lessons at The Sew This Pattern Sewing School in Elsternwick, Melbourne. Catering to all levels, from the absolute beginner to the advanced intermediate, for the young and young at heart, learn to sew with private or group lessons and workshops. Sewing is relaxing, meditative and brings a sought after state of mindfulness to a face paced digital world. Conveniently located at 27 Horne Street, right near Elsternwick train station, the STP Sewing Studio is within easy reach of Elwood, St Kilda, Brighton, Caulfield and Ripponlea.



If you are new to sewing you may be wondering which class is best for you. This list will help you choose the right class based on your level of ability from complete beginner to advanced. Some classes are only available during the evenings or weekends so this will also help you choose based on your availability.

Choose one of these classes if you are a beginner.

(Listed in order of difficulty)


Intro to Sewing (4 hour class)
For complete beginners but also for sewers coming back after a few years off.  Great for newbie’s but great also if you have sewn a little before but need a refresher. The project is slightly more difficult than the Newbie class but newbies can mange with this project too, it’s just a little more challenging.
Run on the weekends only so if you can’t come to the evening Newbie class this would be another great choice.
Beginner Sewing Classes (3 week class)
Also a class for complete beginners or sewers coming back after a hiatus but these classes run for 3 weeks so excellent choice for sewers who would like to commit to more that one workshop.
These classes are run in the evenings only.

Once you have completed one of the above or you have had similar experience (perhaps at another school or taught yourself) then you can choose from our Beginner Plus classes.

PJ’s Workshop (1 day or 2 evening workshop)
In this workshop, you will learn to sew a pair of Pyjama bottoms with an elasticated waist and tie. It’s a great course if you want to continue learning new skills and gain more confidence in reading sewing patterns but not really sure if you want to commit to the 4 week Sew Your Own Clothes course.
Weekend only, good choice if you can’t do the evenings.

Learn to Sew an A-line skirt  (2 week course)
You’ve caught the sewing bug and really want to dive into learning more about sewing your own clothes. Over 6 hours of lessons you will build on sewing skills already learned in your beginner course. In this course, you will learn to sew an 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 skill and inserting an invisible zipper.
Evenings only.

Learn to Sew a Dress  (3 week course)
This is more of a Beginner plus / Intermediate course so completing one of the above classes first would be ideal or if you are feeling really confident  after your beginner classes or have similar ability.
In this 3 week course, you will learn more sewing skills like understitiching, sewing a waist casing, overlocking and hemming a circle skirt using the Tilly and The Buttons Lotta dress pattern
Evenings only

After completing one of the above beginner plus classes or workshops, you could then move onto more advanced workshops suitable for intermediate sewers.
Learn to Sew Stretch (3 week course)
These workshops will teach you how to sew with stretch fabric and are suitable for intermediate or advanced sewers. You will learn about stretch fabrics, needles, fabric cutting, stitch choice, sewing neckbands, ruching and more.
Weekends only.

Learn to Sew – Trousers (4 week course)

This evening course teaches you how to sew the Closet Core Sasha trousers. You will need to be at an intermediate level as you will learn some simple tailoring techniques, fitting skills,  making a toile and learn lots of other skills that will help take your sewing to another level. You will be expected to do a little sewing homework  in between classes to complete the trousers.

Evenings only.

Freestyle Dressmaking ( 5 week course)
The evening Freestyle Dressmaking  lessons are run over 5 x 3-hour sessions and designed for students who have completed one or more of the Beginner Plus classes listed. You will be given assistance in this class but will also need to have the confidence to work through your pattern by yourself at times.
You will complete a garment of your own choice  (with some home sewing in between classes) and learn more about fitting, finishing skills, couture techniques and altering patterns. This is a great course to take your sewing to that next level!

I hope this helps you to find a class suitable and that you come along to join us in our fabulous studio soon!

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*Annie has her Fashion Arts Diploma and over 30 years of sewing experience.

*Annie was recently awarded Dressmaker of the Year award by Simplicity Patterns.