Melbourne Sewing Classes

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Tessuti Fabrics

Melbourne Sewing Classes

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The Sew Inn classes are three to six hour sewing workshops held in-store at Tessuti or at a nearby CBD studio location. 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 InfoBring Your Own Sewing Projectfrom $100

Bring Your Own 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 provide Bernina sewing machines but you can bring your own if you wish)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric and pattern
  • Measuring tape
  • Needles
  • Pins

Sewing classes are held in either our Melbourne store or a sewing studio located within a 10 min walk. Please be sure to include your email and phone number during the checkout process in case we need to contact you. Payments must be made online only.

Class InfoPattern Problemsfrom $100

Pattern Problems

Class Duration: 4 Hours


In this class we will look at individual problems brought to the class. We will also look at some general pattern skills including-: how to measure a body and a pattern in order to choose the right size pattern to cut, making a full bust adjustment, changing darts to princess seams or princess seams to darts. Students are welcome to bring any patternmaking task to this class including developing a new style from a fitted pattern or block.

Pattern paper, pencils , eraser, pins, paper scissors ruler, tape measure and your problem pattern

Sewing classes are held in either our Melbourne store or a sewing studio located within a 10 min walk. Please be sure to include your email and phone number during the checkout process in case we need to contact you. Payments must be made online only.

Class InfoPattern Fitting and Modificationfrom $100

Pattern Fitting and Modification

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 (using a big stitch in contrasting thread) before the class so that it is ready to fit on the day. 

This class will be held in a nearby sewing studio located within 10 mins walking distance of our Melbourne store.

Equipment List:

  • Calico garment
  • Pins
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Tape measure
  • Pattern (from which you have cut your garment)
Class InfoHow to Take a Pattern From Your Favourite Garmentfrom $100

How to 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:

  • Ruler
  • Garment for copying
  • Scissors for cutting paper
  • Measuring tape
  • Needles
  • Pins

Sewing classes are held in either our Melbourne store or a sewing studio located within a 10 min walk. Please be sure to include your email and phone number during the checkout process in case we need to contact you. Payments must be made online only.

Class InfoDraft a Personal Block $325

Draft a Personal Block - a workshop over 2 sessions (includes paper, pattern card and calico)
Not suitable for beginners

A block is a useful tool for people with advanced sewing skills and with a good understanding of garment construction but who experience fitting problems when using standard sized patterns. A personal block will be a pattern made without ease, style or seam allowance which can be used to develop garment styles while keeping the custom fit.

Session 1 - In this class you will learn to take accurate measurements. To help with this process it will be best to wear a close fitting t-shirt. Your measurements will then be applied to the drafting rules. A paper pattern without seam allowance will be made and a calico bodice will be cut. The calico may be made in this class or completed at home before the next session. The bodice block may be developed into a dress block with the addition of a skirt block.

Session 2 - Your calico garment will be fitted to your exact body shape and then you will make any adjustments to the paper pattern. If the adjustments are minor a cardboard block can be made from the paper pattern.

You will need to bring:

Session 1 - Pencils, rulers, erasers, paper scissors, measuring tape, tracing wheel (optional), fabric scissors. Pattern paper and calico will be provided.

Session 2 - pins, thread, fabric scissors and stapler. Pattern card will be provided.

Class InfoStyle From Your Block $100

Style From Your Block - Use your personal block to create a new style.

This class is for students who have made a personal block on one of our classes at Tessuti. Learn how to utilize your block to develop a pattern for a garment that incorporates the perfect fit of your block.

Bring a drawing or an image of the style you would like to develop. It will be best to choose a simple style for this exercise to ensure that your pattern can be completed in class.

You will need to bring:

  • Your block cut from cardboard
  • Pencils
  • Rulers
  • Eraser
  • Tape measure
  • pattern paper

Optional Equipment:

  • Tracing wheel
  • Grading ruler
  • Square
  • French curve

Booking Notes.

Sewing classes are held in a nearby CBD studio or our Melbourne store. Pattern paper is available to purchase during class. 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.

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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