About Tanja Djurdjevic
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 learn about preparing and cutting fabric, how to use and read patterns, then make your own cushion cover.
The course fee includes a Sewer’s Starter pack valued at RRP$36 which is made up of a pair of fabric scissors, thread clippers, dress pins, tape measure, tailor marking pencils, hand sewing needles, thread and a cushion insert. For your cushion cover, please bring a 40cm 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. The day is split into 2 classes with a break for lunch. Places are limited to 4 students to ensure everyone gets personal attention and can learn at your own pace.
This course is taught on the Janome sewing machine model MW3018 / My Excel 18W(mechanical), 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
“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
“The teacher Tanja was lovely, she was super patient and helpful when me and other classmates got stuck, we had alot of laughs and I gained so much from this class!
We were provided a beginner’s sewing pack, they even provided me with left handed scissors! We were also given calico to practice our stitches on, and the sewing machines were super easy to use and learn. The venue is quite intimate but a lovely clean studio space, I am happily looking into my next class!”
– Soleil completed the Introduction to Sewing Course
“I cannot express in words how thankful I am to our teacher Tanya for her knowledge & patience with me at the Beginners Sewing Class.
On arrival I was nervous, anxious & uncertain as to whether a 55 yr old could be taught a new skill. With Tanya’s reassurance, guidance & encouragement, I learnt how to sew & for that, i am incredibly thankful. I look forward to attending more classes to broaden my knowledge & confidence.”
– Venessa completed the Introduction to Sewing Course
About Tanja Djurdjevic
Tanja has worked in the Sydney Fashion Industry for over 15 years as a Patternmaker, Fit Specialist and Garment Technician. She also specialises in creating custom made clothing and bespoke bridal wear.