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.
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 we can help if you get really stuck. Tea & Coffee facilities. Bring your… 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
Monday 14 or Wednesday 23 January 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 supplied. (Plain fabric… Continue reading Fussy cut English paper piecing Pop-in Day
JANUARY 2019 DATES Tuesday 8, 15, 22 & 29 January 9:30am – 12:30, 1:00 to 4pm Sunday 13 & 27 January 9:30am – 12:30, 1:00 to 4pm Thursday Evenings 10, 17, 24 & 31 January 7pm to 10pm Do you have a PHD in patchwork & quilting, or dressmaking? Are all those “Projects Half Done”… Continue reading “PHD” Sewing Classes (Projects Half Done)
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