With Melissa Tan-Lu from Sew Make Create
This introductory beginners sewing class will teach you all the basics to get you started on the sewing machine! You will learn the parts and features of a sewing machine, how to set up the machine, the different stitches, settings and seams and how to solve common sewing problems. The beginner sewing lessons covers sewing techniques including: how to do button holes, finish a raw edge and stitch a hem. This is to prepare you for the goal project – a cushion cover! You will make your own cushion cover and learn about preparing and cutting fabric.
The course fee includes a Sewer’s Starter pack valued at RRP$30 which is made up of a pair of fabric scissors, thread clippers, dress pins, tape measure, tailor marking pencils, hand sewing needles, black thread, white thread, cream thread and a cushion insert. For your cushion cover, please bring a 35cm long fabric piece of your choice with 4 matching buttons.
This is our most popular sewing class for learning how to sew and is perfect for beginners or if you just need to brush up your sewing skills. Classes are split into 2 x 2.5 hour classes and run one week apart. Places are limited to 4 students to ensure everyone gets personal attention and can learn at your own pace.
This course is taught on Janome sewing machine models MW3018 / My Excel 18W (mechanical) or DC2101 (computerised, similar to the DC2200) but you are welcome to bring your own sewing machine.
“Just wanted to write to say thank you for the course. Having done many different short courses, I really appreciated your teaching… you were consistently clear, focused and thorough and everything you told us was relevant and logical. I really enjoyed the whole experience.”
– Faun completed the Introduction to Sewing Course
“Thanks again for putting on such a great sewing class for us! In only two nights, I feel like I learned a tonne… and it was great that you blended theory with our hands on work.”
– Jen completed the Introduction to Sewing Course
“I never in my life thought I’d end up sewing but I love it and wanted to thank you for the great life skill you taught me.”
– Tom completed the Introduction to Sewing Course
“Thanks to the lovely women @ Sew Make Create helping to overcome the fear of sewing. Great way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday.”
– Kate completed the Introduction to Sewing Course
About Melissa Tan-Lu
Melissa is the proud owner of Sew Make Create which opened in 2012. She has loved craft even before it was cool, and has been designing and sewing since high school, studied Design and Clothing Production before working in the Sydney fashion industry for many years. Now she wants to invite everyone to the Sew Make Create Workshop so they can be a Designer, Creator or Maker. She truly believes that everyone should have a hobby and do an activity they enjoy. In today’s busy world a mindful activity and the joy of creating is so essential for our mental health and well being.