Term 3 classes now available.
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. I like to make sure people are comfortable with a new technique before they leave the training”
We’re always interested in what you’re making and we love to see people finishing their projects.
We all love our walking foot for quilting, but sometimes you want to break out and get busy with some free-motion quilting. BUT you’re nervous and don’t know where to start? This class won’t be as in-depth as Helen Godden’s class, but it will help you gain confidence with some basic designs. You will work… Continue reading Introduction to Free Motion Quilting
This class will get you off to the right start or is a great refresher. You will learn how to safely use a rotary cutter and ruler, sew a 录” seam and by the end of the day you will have made a cute little wallhanging. Saturday 31 August 9:30am for 10am start. Finish around… Continue reading Patchwork for beginners
Learn how to turn just one fabric into an amazing quilt. The fabric can be pretty, or even pretty ugly! It will be transformed using the one block wonder technique. If you have done a basic one block wonder before, then you can advance to a “panel” version. Monday 26 August 9:30am for 10am start.… Continue reading One Block Wonder Workshop
Make this cool stripy cushion! Different colour combos available. The kits are precut, so you can focus on just sewing in the class. You will also do some basic quilting on your cushion front. Cost $60, including your kit (cushion insert extra) Sunday 8 September 10am to 3pm.
This is quilting class for absolute beginners. Learn how to prepare your quilt “sandwich” for quilting, do “stitch in the ditch” & other basic quilting with your walking foot. You will work on a practice quilt sandwich. Cost $35. Friday morning 1 August 9:30am to 1pm. Monday evening 23 September 6:00pm to 9:30pm.
Workshop with Helen Godden Wednesday 18 September 1day workshop Students will select from Helen’s Feathered Friend designs & trace on to 20” black homespun. With demonstration and no painting skills required, we then paint and combine colours to blend and create our birdie block. Once they are dry and sandwiched, Helen will demonstrate a wide… Continue reading Feathered Friend
Workshop with Helen Godden Tuesday 17 September 1 Day BEGINNERS Free-Motion Machine Quilting. Also great for those who are self-taught or want a refresher Understanding of how the darning foot works and adjusting machine. Helen will hold the beginner’s hand and take you thru the 10 basic styles of free-motion quilting plus tonnes of variations… Continue reading Liberation from the Ditch!
Workshop with Helen Godden Thursday & Friday 19 & 20 September 2 day workshop Day 1 Students will chose from 20 designs for your own Flying Into Colours wall hanging 50 x 70cm. Helen will demonstrate how to trace and then paint and combine colours to blend painted ribbons and Paintchwork onto black fabric. Day… Continue reading Flying into Colours
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
Four projects to choose from – three Table runners or a quilt. Two classes – one to get you started making your foundation blocks and one to help you put together your project. Your kit will be precut, so you will be getting straight into sewing! Tuesday 20 August 9:30am for 10am start. Finish around… Continue reading Foundation Piecing Class
This is an after-school class especially for kids aged 8 to 17. Make fun little projects in this kids sewing club. We have a range of kits all under $30 and you can choose from handwork or machine work. We also have sewing machines available for hire during the class for just $5. Cost $20… Continue reading Lil’ Stitches Club (Just for Kids)
Projects can include dressmaking, bag making, patchwork, soft toys, cushions etc. Use your own supplies or buy from our range of patterns & fabric. Suitable for all age groups and experience levels. Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday morning during August & September. 9:30am to 12:30pm. Cost $30. Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday evening during August… Continue reading “Bring your own project” class
Cross Stitch You will learn how to read a cross stitch pattern and make a start on your own little cross stitch project. Cost $20 + kit (or bring your own) Friday morning 23 August 10am to noon. English Paper Piecing (EPP) Warning! Warning! Warning! We take no responsibility if you become addicted to EPP!… Continue reading Come & Learn….Classes – Quick 2hr classes to get you started
Quilting with rulers is not new. Long arm quilters have been doing so for many years. With the introduction of ruler feet for domestic machines, this style of quilting is now an option for everyone. Like a lot of new things, it does become easier with time and practice. This class is designed to give… Continue reading Ruler Quilting Beginners Class
This is a follow-up day for anyone who has attended a ruler quilting project class with Helen Sullivan or our Ruler Quilting Beginners Class.Danelle & Vanessa will be here to help you get those projects finished. Saturday 17th August 9:30 for 10am start. Finish around 2:30 to 3pm. Cost $20 for the day.
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