About Christeen Gatt and Sew n Sew

When you make your own clothes, you finally get the garment you want. There are many reasons to make your own clothes. You can express your individuality; you can wear a garment that fits you perfectly; you enjoy the superb quality of hand made clothes. For me it was inevitable that I’d make my own clothes.

Sewing is an art

Christeen Gatt
Christeen Gatt

My mother was a beautiful seamstress and as little girl I would sit and watch in awe as she would sew and bead the beautiful gowns that she made for her clients. I would say to her: “When I grow up I want to be just like you.”

She would sit me on her knee in front of the sewing machine and teach me how to sew.

“Sewing is an art”, she would tell me.

“Every seam must be perfect. The inside of the garment should look as good as the outside”.

I loved the way she would turn a simple picture into a work of art.

As the years went on I helped with her beautiful creations and it was not too long before I began to make and wear my own creations.

Teaching others to sew

I ran my own made-to-measure Bridal and Evening wear business in Sydney for many years. It was very special to win Gown of the Year three years running for my handmade creations.

I loved what I did in my business… but there was something else that I loved even more. Can I tell you a secret?

My real passion lies in teaching others how to sew and create their own garments, as well as giving them the freedom to wear what they want. I love watching their faces light up as they realise what they can achieve after their first lesson.

I attended Emily McPherson fashion college and trained in advanced pattern making at RMIT. I gained a Workplace Training and Assessment certificate qualifying me to teach you the art of sewing. But I owe the skills that I have to my mother, as she taught me so well.

Sew n Sew Online Sewing School

I began to notice that the majority of sewing schools assumed a level of knowledge that the student may or may not have. They didn’t help the people who knew absolutely nothing about sewing at all. There were so many people out there who had fabulous ideas and a desire to create unique clothing, but didn’t know what to do after turning on the sewing machine. Perhaps this is you?

I created Sew n Sew to teach you how to understand your machine, your fabric, your patterns, all the basic skills, darts zippers, gathering and how to sew a skirt.

Sew n Sew Sewing School is unique in that it teaches sewing in very simple steps, in order to progressively develop and enhance the student’s knowledge and ability to sew.

Lessons are practical in nature but at the same time include all the theory you need.

Over the years I have taught many students the art of sewing / designing and making their own creations. With the knowledge and inspiration received, they now have enough confidence in their own skills to sew their creations for themselves or their loved ones.

Learn to make your own clothes

Join me in my classes in Narre Warren North or my online sewing school and start learning how to sew. It’s a skill that doesn’t date and lets you stand out from the crowd in a unique and original garment.

Contact me today about joining in with a class.