Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

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Sewing Basics 3 Week Course

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Learn to sew from the very beginning as we take you through all the basics of sewing. Get an understanding of the sewing machine, machine sewing technique and start trouble shooting problems at the machine yourself.  We'll introduce you to terminology, tools, patterns, fabric selection, cutting technique and achieving professional results. You'll get to know what you want in a sewing machine if you haven't yet purchased one. 

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What You'll Be Making:

  • Week 1:  felt lined fabric wallet
  • Week 2:  zippered toiletries case with interfacing
  • Week 3:  fully lined sling bag with boxed out corners

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What you will learn
  • Week 1: Threading and setting up your machine, using sewing kit tools, getting familiar with the terminology.
  • Week 2: All about zippers and inserting an exposed zip, understanding and using interfacing, the anatomy of fabric.
  • Week 3: Tracing out, cutting technique, sewing at seam allowance, bagging out a lining.
What you will get
  • Experienced and friendly teachers to take you through everything from the very beginning.
  • Detailed handouts in each weekly workshop.
  • A finished project each week.
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Week 1: a piece of craft felt at least 17cm x 27cm, sewing machine thread & a piece woven cotton fabric at least 45cm x 35cm
  • Week 2: a piece of heavy weight fusible interfacing at least 45cm x 60cm, sewing machine thread, a 25cm closed end chunky plastic zip & .5metre woven cotton fabric
  • Week 3: sewing machine thread, two pieces of woven cotton fabric both 1 metre
  • A list of supplies is included in your confirmation email
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Appropriate for

Perfect for absolute beginners

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Notice given by student less than 48 hours before course start (or after start) = Forfeits the full course fee paid and receives no refund.
  • Notice given by student with six (6) or less days before course start = Receives a refund to the original method paid less a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Notice given by student with seven (7) or more days before course start = Receives a refund to the original method paid less an administration fee of $10.

In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled class and receive a full refund to the original payment method.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

  • If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you will not be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Open Studio hours, or book a private lesson to catch up. Click here to enquire about a private lesson.
  • Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.
  • We require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place.  Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the studio in cash, EFT or credit card. Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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19 December 2018 • Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

I thoroughly enjoyed the sewing for beginners class. I learned the basic skills I needed to help me start on my sewing journey. We had a different teacher each session, which was great as they were all so knowledgeable (and patient). I will definitely be signing up for one of the other courses in the New Year!


12 December 2018 • Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

I really enjoyed the Sewing basics course and learned a lot of skills which I feel I can now implement, including zips, using patterns, and understanding some important points related to fabric and techniques. We had two different instructors over the three weeks, who were both really easy to understand, very helpful, and started right on time. I highly recommend this course.

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11 December 2018 • Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

I'd never sewn before, this class was a great introduction. I was expecting not to sew anything useful, but even in the first class you sew something real that's useable! Teachers are also really understanding and helpful.

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