We’re more than just a retail store! We have a studio area with a huugge table (called Humongous) where we hold regular classes and workshops.
In-house classes are coordinated and run by Vanessa. Vanessa trained as a dressmaker and has been sewing all her life! She has been an adult educator in her previous workplaces and enjoys spending time with each student in a class.
“My students tell me that I’m very patient and I never want a student to feel ‘left behind’. Not everyone learns (or sews) at the same pace, so I’ll make sure that each person is comfortable with a technique before moving on.”
We also host special guest tutor workshops. We have partnered with Michelle Murden of Createandmore to bring you a series of interesting and fun workshops on fabric dyeing. More details below…
We’re always interested in what you’re making and we love to see people finishing their projects.
Tues 9 Oct, 30 Oct, Fri 28 Sept, Thurs 18 Oct 9:30am to 12:30, 1pm to 4pm Want to get out of the house & just sew, sew, sew? Want to get in some sewing time with friends? Why not come in on our Studio Days and use our facilities? There is no tutor for these sessions, but… Continue reading Studio Days
One-on-one & small group lessons are available in dressmaking, patchwork & quilting for both adults and children. Why not start your sewing journey with a few private sessions and then join our small group sewing classes? Private tuition is also a great option if you want to learn to operate your sewing machine more confidently.… Continue reading Private Sewing Lessons
Wed 3 Oct OR Fri 26 Oct … Want to learn how to fussy cut your fabric to add extra zing to English paper pieced shapes? Come along & learn how to make a fussy cut hexagon flower for free. You just need to bring some fabric that has a repeated pattern/picture on it. Everything else is… Continue reading Fussy cut English paper piecing Pop-in Day
Thursday 25 October 10am to 1:30pm A workshop series where you get to create your own fabric! With special guest tutor Michelle Murden from Createandmore. Michelle has developed all fibre reactive dye workshops around only the highest quality 100% cotton fabric while using less dye, less water and less mess. Combined with a great environment and… Continue reading “Dyeing for Colour” NEW session in October
Available dates: Friday 19 October Overlockers……it can be a love/hate relationship, but you can show your overlocker who’s boss. If you are having trouble with your O/L and you need some help, then make a booking for a free 30 minute session with Vanessa. Additional time is $12 per 1/2hr. Want to book in or ask… Continue reading Don’t hate your overlocker Day!
Full or Half day options 9:30am to 12:30 & 1pm to 4pm Sun 7 Oct, 21 Oct Mon 15 Oct, 29 Oct Tue 2 Oct, 23 Oct Fri 12 Oct Sat 6 Oct Do you have your own project that you want assistance making? Or do you want to learn to sew or do patchwork but can’t make it to… Continue reading “Bring your own project” Sewing Classes
Learn to quilt your own quilts on our Handi Quilter “Simply Sixteen” long-arm. It’s not that scary to use, in fact it’s a lot of fun! $50 for the 2 hour one-on-one lesson + bring a quilt sandwich to practice on. Your $50 fee includes a complimentary needle & bobbin for you to keep & use… Continue reading Introduction to Long-arm quilting
4 & 11 Oct 10am to 3pm Special “Bring your own fabric” patchwork class – “X” Quilt This project uses 20 to 24 fat eighths, so use up your stash, or use fabric that you have hand-dyed in our fabric dying workshop. Great for beginners AND there will be NO compulsory seam matching! Woo Hoo… Continue reading Special “Bring your own fabric” patchwork class – “X” Quilt