Melbourne Sewing Classes

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Melbourne Sewing Classes

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The Sew Inn classes are three to five hour sewing workshops held in-store at the Tessuti Melbourne shop. Please include your email and phone number during the checkout process, in case we need to contact you. Payment must be made online only.

Sewing Classes.

Click through the classes below to see which classes are right for you.

Class InfoBag Making For Beginnersfrom $80

Bag Making For Beginners.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

Join Suzie to start your bag making adventure and make a fully reversible sling shoulder bag. Suitable for even very beginners, this bag pattern gives great results every time because of its super clever construction. During this four hour class you will cover techniques to make simple bags out of fabric and complete one sling bag. All participants in the class will get a full size paper copy of the sling bag pattern and can also purchase a full size paper copy of an additional pattern for a simple pieced shoulder bag if they wish. 

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines but you can bring your own if you wish)
  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Needles
  • Pins

Sewing Classes are held in our Melbourne Fabric Shop. Please include your email and phone number during the checkout process, in case we need to contact you. Payment must be made online only. Book online below and come to the shop on the day.

Class InfoBring Your Own Sewing Projectfrom $80

Bring Your Own Sewing Project.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

Designed as a self-paced sewing class, our BYO class is a perfect beginners sewing class - great for those who wish to work on a specific sewing project with as much or as little assistance as you need.

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines but you can bring your own if you wish)
  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Needles
  • Pins

Sewing Classes are held in our Melbourne Fabric Shop. Please include your email and phone number during the checkout process, in case we need to contact you. Payment must be made online only. Book online below and come to the shop on the day.

Class InfoSewing With Japanese Patternsfrom $80

Sewing With Japanese Patterns.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

Sewing With Japanese Patterns - A class specifically aimed at helping students understand how to use the wonderful range of Japanese sewing pattern books. Bring along your chosen project/book and Suzie will guide you through the process of locating and tracing your pattern pieces as well as interpreting the diagrams during the construction phase.

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines but you can bring your own if you wish)
  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Needles
  • Pins

Sewing Classes are held in our Melbourne store. Please include your email and phone number during the checkout process, in case we need to contact you. Payment must be made online only. Book online below and come to the shop on the day.

Class InfoModification of a Commercial Patternfrom $100

Modification of a Commercial Pattern to Fit Your Shape

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

This class is designed to help people who are making their own garments but are dissatisfied with the way in which a standard size fits their body shape. In this session a calico prepared from your commercial pattern will be professionally fitted to your individual shape. You will learn how to transfer the fitting alterations onto your pattern and will create a new pattern which fits you exactly.

To prepare for this class you will need to cut and sew a calico from your pattern (if your pattern is for a stretch garment you need to make a stretch toile). It is important to have sewn together your calico garment before the class so that it is ready to fit on the day.

Class InfoChanging Styles Pattern Classfrom $100

Changing Styles Pattern Class

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

Learn how to make slight style changes to your existing pattern

In this class we will teach you how style changes can be made to any favourite pattern. Any pattern which you have used and know fits you well or a pattern which has been fitted in a pattern modification class at Tessuti can be used. Keeping the same good fit you can transform your existing pattern into a new style.

Vanessa will demonstrate a few simple pattern changes and then the remainder of the class will be devoted to teaching you how to apply a style change to your own pattern. Sewing knowledge is required. This class is NOT SUITABLE for beginners. Bring an idea (or magazine picture) to use as inspiration for your style change.

Sewing classes are held in our Melbourne fabric store. In case we need to contact you, please include your email and phone number during the checkout process. Payment must be made online only.

Class InfoPattern Making Classfrom $80

Pattern Making Class.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

Take a Pattern From Your Favourite Garment
Class Duration: 4 Hours.

Learn how to create a pattern from your favourite garment without taking it apart.

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines but you can bring your own if you wish)
  • Garment for copying
  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Needles
  • Pins

Sewing Classes are held in our Melbourne store. Please include your email and phone number during the checkout process, in case we need to contact you. Payment must be made online only.

Class InfoSewing With Knitsfrom $80

Sewing Knits Without An Overlocker.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

While an overlocker is an ideal tool for sewing knit fabrics, a home sewing machine can achieve great results with simple knits. This class is designed for those who may never have sewn with knits before and would like to start with simple projects such as T-shirts, jersey dresses, leggings or knit pants. 

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines but you can bring your own if you wish)
  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Needles
  • Pins

Sewing Classes are held in our Melbourne Fabric Shop. Please include your email and phone number during the checkout process, in case we need to contact you. Payment must be made online only. Book online below and come to the shop on the day.

Class InfoTessuti Pattern Classesfrom $100

Tessuti Pattern Classes.

Class Duration: Between 4 Hours per class

Learn to sew your own Eva Dress, Lily Dress, Pia Dress, Mandy Boat Tee , Jac Shirt, Anita Ponti Pants or Laura Pant etc in our Tessuti Pattern Open Class, here you can work on any of our patterns, it's YOUR choice. Get professional tips and useful advice, you will be taught how to work out your correct pattern size, choosing and cutting out of the pattern in a suitable fabric, ready to construct your project.

NOTE: These are strictly only Tessuti Pattern classes.

Equipment List:

  • Scissors for cutting fabric and paper
  • Measuring tape
  • Unpicker
  • Needles and Thread
  • French Curve or Grading Ruler (for Modification Of A Commercial Pattern Class and Basic Skirt Pattern Making Class)
  • Pens/Pencil/Tailors Chalk
  • Tessuti Pattern

Supplied List

  • Sewing Machine and Overlockers (Tessuti have sewing machines and overlockers, there is no need to bring your own)

Booking Notes.

Sewing Classes are held in our Melbourne Fabric Shop. Please include your email and phone number during the checkout process, in case we need to contact you. Payment must be made online only. Book online below and come to the shop on the day.

Due to limited spaces, all sewing class bookings are final and cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. Bookings are strictly NON transferable to other class dates. Please check dates before making your class bookings as there can be no exceptions.

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