Beginner Class

Beginners Sewing Class

Even if you’ve never used a sewing machine in your life, our cleverly structured beginner lessons will soon have you sewing like a professional. Our beginner sewing classes take you from beginner to expert. Learn on your own sewing machine and become confident enough to continue at home.

We won’t just teach you how to read and follow a pattern. In fact, we won’t even ask you to bring along a pattern and fabric to your first class. Instead we’ll teach you how to read a pattern and how fabrics move, before you go out and buy both.

Once you master the basics, we’ll  start teaching you all the insider secrets that dressmakers use to produce perfectly tailored garments.

What does the beginners sewing class cover?

It teaches you to:

  • Use your sewing machine
  • Sew darts and zippers
  • Do gathering
  • Sew buttonholes and buttons
  • Understand sewing terminology
  • How to size yourself so you can buy a pattern
  • How to read a pattern
  • How to lay out a pattern, understand what the markings mean
  • How to buy fabric and haberdashery
  • Sew hems
  • Hand sew
  • Plus much more!

What you’ll need:

  • You need to bring your sewing machine.
  • If you don’t purchase one of our sewing starter packs, which has everything that you need, you will need to purchase all the items yourself.
  • We provide everything else that is required in the course.

To purchase our sewing starter pack, please visit our shop.

We offer the following beginner classes at Narre Warren North

Please note that there are no refunds if you change your mind once enrolled. There are also no make up classes.

Click here to see class timetable and available spaces

Feedback from our beginner students

“The class was great! I love the new techniques to make things easier and precise, the zipper and the gathering. I love your patience, organization and attention for each student in the class.”
– Diva

“I really enjoyed the classes and the things that I learnt it was just what I was hoping for. The studio is so conducive for teaching and learning, and bringing a cuppa was a lovely touch.”
– Rochelle

“I thoroughly enjoyed my first class! Your instruction is clear and very informative. Can’t wait to come to the next class.”
– Michelle

“I enjoy attending the sewing classes at Sew n Sew whether it is a 2 hour class or an all day class. Learning how to make your own patterns is much cheaper than buying a pattern and having to alter it to fit.

The owner of Sew n Sew, Christeen, is not only a teacher but has also become a friend over the time I have been attending her classes. Her knowledge of pattern making, design, sewing and suggestions are invaluable.

I would recommend Sew n Sew to anyone who wishes to learn the art of design and dressmaking.

Thank you Christeen.”
– Terri

“I love coming to Saturday sewing classes that Christeen hosts. I think she is a wonderful teacher and friend. The class itself is the highlight of my week and Christeen creates such a warm and comforting environment for everyone.

I am very new to sewing. Before I met Christeen I hadn’t even touched a machine. Since coming to her classes I have finished my beginners course and near the end of my intermediate course. I have so far made a cute top, dress for a baby girl and on my way to making a saree crop top/blouse.

Christeen is super professional, friendly and has so much experience and knowledge. She is very talented herself and an amazing teacher.

Thank you so much for all that you have taught me so far Christeen! I highly recommend Christeen and all her classes to anyone.

Many thanks!”
– Shani

Kate explains why she chose Sew n Sew

Ready to start learning?

Would you like to start learning to sew in one of my classes? Then I welcome you. Please visit my shop, select the course that best suits your needs and register your interest. You’ll also find sewing starter packs and other accessories for the budding seamstress in my shop.

If you have any questions about my school and/or classes, please feel free to contact me on 0412 332 689 or send an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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