Sydney Sewing Classes

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The Sew Inn classes are three to five hour sewing workshops held in-store at the Tessuti Surry Hills 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 Beginners from $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. You will also have time to make either another version of the same or a similar style. You may even choose to explore other more complicated techniques introducing materials such as adjustable straps and clasps. 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.

- The Sling Bag requires 2 pieces of cotton or linen fabric without stretch (at least one of which is medium-heavy weight) that are 140-150cm long x 50cm wide. A variety of other simple bags can be made with similar fabric in pieces of at least 50cm x 50cm.

- The Shoulder Bag requires 2 pieces of cotton or linen fabric (at least one of which is medium-heavy weight) that are 70cm x 50cm, more if you wish to make pockets or a closing flap. This bag also requires one or two layers of good quality woven interfacing in the same dimensions as your fabric, 150cm of 20-38mm webbing for the strap (or similar) with matching width D ring and tri slide for adjustability and a magnetic snap closure if you wish.

Equipment List:

  •     Scissors for cutting fabric
  •     Measuring tape
  •     Needles
  •     Pins
Class InfoBeginners Sewing Classesfrom $75

Beginners Sewing Classes.

Class Duration: 3 Hours.

The Beginners Sewing Class in our Sydney Fabric Store is designed as a set format with fabric pack. It is for the complete novice or the person who hasn't sewn since High School.

It covers different basic techniques including how to thread and use a sewing machine, dealing with raw edges, construction of a seam, french seams, princess seams, under stitching, gathering, blind hemming, invisible zips etc.

After this class you are ready to join a Bring Your Own Project Class, here each person chooses their *own project and what help they want, or you can book into our 3 class Bring Your Own Project coursewhere you start with selecting a suitable pattern, make up a toile/muslin of the pattern, learn to select a suitable fabric and then sew up your project in your chosen fabric (this 3 class BYOP course is only suitable for our Beginner students).

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines, there is no need to bring your own)
  • 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
Class InfoBring Your Own Sewing Projectfrom $80

Bring Your Own Sewing Project.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

Individual Bring Your Own Project Classes, here each person chooses their own project and gets the help they want. This class is also suitable for those that have had some experience with sewing and would like to help with their chosen project. You must have some sewing knowledge to attend this class or completed our Beginners Class prior.

NEW is our *3 class Bring Your Own Project coursewhere you start with selecting a suitable pattern, make up a toile/muslin of the pattern, learn to select a suitable fabric and then sew up your project in your chosen fabric (NOTE: this 3 class BYOP course is suitable for our Beginner students - you must have completed our Beginners Class prior).

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines, there is no need to bring your own)
  • 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
Class InfoSewing With Japanese Patternsfrom $80

Sewing With Japanese Patterns.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

Sewing With Japanese Patterns - This class is specifically aimed at helping students understand how to use the wonderful range of Japanese Sewing Pattern Books currently available.

Topics such as interpreting instruction sketches and pattern adjustments will be addressed. Students bring their own project (book, fabric, tracing paper, highlighter pen, pencils and sewing things) and teacher Megan will help you locate and trace your pattern pieces and then interpret the diagrams in the book for construction.

Students are welcome to begin at home (tracing off pattern onto paper) if they feel confident and use the class to focus on whatever part of the process they are most concerned about. Students can email Megan before the class, if needing help to decide if a project or fabric is suitable.

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines, there is no need to bring your own)
  • Scissors for cutting fabric and paper
  • Measuring tape
  • Unpicker
  • Needles and Thread
  • French Curve or Grading Ruler 
  • Pens/Pencil/Tailors Chalk
Class InfoModification of a Sewing Patternfrom $80

Modification of a Sewing Pattern.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

The Modification of a Sewing Pattern Class is perfect for you if you're able to sew your own garments but experience frustration with producing ill-fitting garments.

This workshop will enable you to adjust a bodice or dress pattern to fit exactly (no pants or jackets at this time).

To prepare for the workshop you will need to cut out your pattern (perhaps it will be one that you have previously used and know that it needs some work). If in doubt, make sure the size you cut is too big rather than too small. Cut a calico (or scrap fabric) garment from this pattern. Do not cut pockets, or facings but you may cut one sleeve and bring the entire pattern to the workshop. Sew the calico together using a big stitch and even a contrasting thread so that seams can be unpicked quickly if necessary. Please be aware that the fitting of your calico will take place in the shop during business hours and ensure that you wear a close fitting t-shirt and leggings if your calico won’t cover as much as you would like.

As well as your calico and pattern you will need pins, measuring tape, ruler (french curve rulers are great), a sharp pencil, eraser, paper scissors, fabric scissors, magic or sticky tape, needle and thread. If you have a grading ruler, tracing wheel or coloured texta pens these can also be helpful.

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines, there is no need to bring your own)
  • 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
Class InfoPattern Making Classfrom $80

Pattern Making Classes.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

Basic Skirt Pattern Making Class - Learn how to draft a simple basic straight skirt pattern using your own personal measurements. The class will entail a step by step guide to achieve a straight skirt with a waistband. You will then learn how to test the pattern by making a toile (calico mock up), fitting of the toile on the body and then make any pattern adjustments needed.

Make Style Changes To Your Basic Skirt Block - a follow up class to our Basic Skirt Pattern Making Class - this class will teach you how to adapt your basic skirt pattern into a skirt style of choice. Bring along a sketch or idea and learn to use your personal skirt block to create a new design skirt pattern. NOTE: You must do the Basic Skirt Pattern Making Class before attending this class.

Take a Pattern From Your Favourite Garment - Learn how to create a pattern from your favourite garment without taking it apart.

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines, there is no need to bring your own)
  • 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
Class InfoSewing With Knitsfrom $80

Sewing With Knits.

Class Duration: 4 Hours.

The Sewing with Knits class is not suitable for beginners or anyone new to sewing.

This class is for intermediate/advanced sewers only, who want to know more about sewing and cutting projects in jerseys and knits. Here you can bring along your *desired project whilst learning how to check fitting, how best to lay out and cut jerseys, best finishes on knits such as twin needle hems and attaching stretch bindings etc plus learn how to sew with an overlocker.

Before class please check with your teacher Megan, to find out if your jersey is suitable for your project and ensure that you have pre-washed (check cleaning instructions first) your jersey before cutting your fabric out in class.

Equipment List:

  • Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines, there is no need to bring your own)
  • 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
Class InfoTessuti Pattern Classesfrom $80

Tessuti Pattern Classes.

Class Duration: Between 4 Hours per class 

Learn to sew your own Eva DressLily DressPia Dress, Mandy Boat Tee , Jac ShirtAnita 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 from Tessuti Pattern designer Silva Guanta as she walks you through, step-by-step, some of Tessuti's most popular patterns. 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.

If you are coming along to our 'Bring Your Own Project' or 'Sewing With Knits' classes please email Megan on m_griffith@bigpond.com, so that your teacher can make sure that what you intend to make is appropriate for a class environment and your sewing ability.

Sewing Classes are held in our Surry Hills 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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