In-Person Classes

Make, create and gain a new hobby with our range of in-person sewing classes.
Build your confidence, learn professional sewing skills and premium techniques
with our expert instructors.

Learn to Sew

£135.00

Darwin (AU): Sat 4th & Sun 5th December 2021, 10:00-16:00

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Wanting to step into the world of sewing but don’t know where to start?

Learn to Sew is for complete beginners, where you can learn to sew with confidence. On this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine and build an understanding of all parts, stitches and settings.

We will also teach you basic techniques including sewing accurate straight lines and corners, inserting a zip, topstitching and quilting. Throughout the class you will work to create an envelope cushion cover, reversible tote bag, and a wash bag with a zip fastening.

Come along and get inspired to sew!

We recommend you bring your own sewing machine, so that you can get to know your individual make/model. If you do not own a sewing machine we may be able to help. We only have a few machines available and they are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Purchase a Beginners Sewing Kit

Premium Dressmaking

£150.00

Darwin (AU): Sat 20th & Sun 21th November 2021, 10:00-16:00

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The Premium Dressmaking class is all about you; you can learn what you want, when you want and cater the class to your own personal learning desires. Bring along a pattern and project of your choice and get the help needed to improve your dressmaking skills, fitting and finishing techniques.

Students are taught on an individual basis within a small group class, providing a large amount of 1-to-1 tuition and allowing you to pick up tips and techniques from other projects.

Whether you require help fitting garments to your individual figure, sewing with difficult fabrics, making a professional shirt for the first time or constructing your own lingerie, this class will help you to achieve your goals.

It is necessary to have previous sewing and dressmaking experience. Please join our Beginners Dressmaking class if you are brand new to dressmaking to learn the basic skills, or our Intermediate Dressmaking class if you need to brush up or improve your dressmaking skills.

Hire a Sewing Machine | Purchase a Premium Dressmaking Kit

Beginners Dressmaking

£150.00

Darwin (AU): Sat 23th & Sun 24th Oct, 10:00-16:00

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Are you relatively new to sewing but want to learn dressmaking techniques?

Expand your knowledge and learn to make a professionally finished garment at our Beginners Dressmaking class. During the course, we will cover how to follow a dressmaking pattern, choose the correct size, how to cut out and prepare fabric to make a skirt with an invisible zipper and your choice of facing or waistband.

In this class we recommend you work from the Made to Sew Skirt pattern (option of a straight skirt, pencil skirt or A-Line skirt) or the Copen shift dress. Patterns will be provided free of charge.

Come along, get inspired and create a beautiful garment you can be proud of.

Hire a Sewing Machine | Purchase a Beginners Dressmaking Kit

Paxton Jacket

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Make a Paxton Jacket in one of our classes and learn firsthand how to speed tailor a professional looking garment. The Paxton Jacket can be made in your choice of leather or fabric; complete kits will be available to purchase prior to the course.

The jacket is speed tailored using top-quality professional interfacing, with the addition of shoulder pads and sleeve heads. The jacket is fully lined, and is constructed with a bagged lining technique. You will learn how to sew a notched collar, attach a front zip fastening, introduce zip fastened welt pockets and zip fastened gussets on the sleeve cuffs.

During the course you will learn to understand the concept of speed tailoring and how you can apply these techniques to future garments. The pattern is designed to be constructed from leather and therefore the jacket can be sewn without any hand-sewing; however hand-sewing techniques may be adopted should individuals prefer.

It is necessary to have previous sewing and dressmaking experience. To make the most out of the course we recommend that students fit a sample garment prior to the course start date. This can be done at one of our Fitting Techniques workshops and we try to coincide these with the course dates. Join us to create a perfectly fitting, timeless, wardrobe staple.

Students will receive a FREE copy of the Paxton Jacket pattern with the course.
Payment plans are available email info@madetosew.com.

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