Fast Tracked Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

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The fast tracked offering of our most popular course!

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 techniques 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:

  • Workshop 1: A felt lined fabric wallet perfect for your ipod or myki
  • Workshop 2: A zippered toiletries case with interfacing
  • Workshop 3: A fully lined sling bag with boxed out corners

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What you will learn
  • Workshop 1: Threading and setting up your machine, using sewing kit tools, getting familiar with the terminology.
  • Workshop 2: All about zippers and inserting an exposed zip, understanding and using interfacing, the anatomy of fabric.
  • Workshop 3: Tracing out, cutting technique, sewing at seam allowance, bagging out a lining.
What you will get
  • Detailed handouts for each workshop.
  • Experienced and friendly teachers to take you through everything from the very beginning.
  • A finished project each workshop
  • Cram the course in 1 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
  • Workshop 1: a piece of craft felt at least 17cm x 27cm, sewing machine thread & a piece woven cotton fabric at least 45cm x 35cm
  • Workshop 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
  • Workshop 3: sewing machine thread, two pieces of woven cotton fabric both 1 metre
  • A list of supplies is included in your confirmation email
What to wear


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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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08 July 2018 • Fast Tracked Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

This was such a fantastic course for beginner sewers. I loved learning how to sew while walking away with 3 completed projects. The Thread Den and it's teachers provided a welcoming supportive environment in which to learn a new skill. So much so, I actually enrolled in additional future classes before this set was complete.


13 April 2018 • Fast Tracked Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

Fantastic and well-paced class in a lovely environment. The instructor was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. I will definitely be taking more classes at the Thread Den. Thanks!


25 January 2018 • Fast Tracked Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

Absolutely fantastic course that covered absolutely everything I needed to get started on my sewing journey. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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