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Introduction to Sewing
Saturday 16 September 2023

Saturday 16 September 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Petal Pin Cushion and Needle Book

Learn to sewSewing is a life skill!

More and more people are interested in learning the skills to help them:

  • create their own clothing
  • repair and adjust existing garments
  • make their own soft furnishings

Now, more than ever, people are keen to understand the sewing process so that they can be active participants in creating their own unique garments….garments that fit well, are made from fabrics that are comfortable to wear and that suit their lifestyle and personality.

Learn to sewThe teacher for this workshop is Lauren Weier. With a wealth of experience, Lauren knows what basics are vital to get a great start on your sewing journey. She can also teach you the simple steps to avoid the most common sewing problems!

This session is for you if:

  • You have never sewn before
  • You haven’t touched a machine since Home Ec at school!!
  • You have sewn in the past but haven’t made anything for years and have lost confidence
  • You can “sort of” sew but are struggling with machine basics and simple sewing techniques

Learn to sew at Ministry of HandmadeWhat does this session cover?

  • The basics of the sewing machine
  • Threading the machine and making a bobbin
  • Trouble shooting common sewing machine problems
  • Simple sewing stitches
  • Sewing tools – what you need and what you don’t
  • Seam neatening techniques including zigzag and using an overlocker
  • How to cut from a pattern
  • How to stitch a simple envelope back cushion cover

What to bring?

  • 0.5m of cotton fabric at least 110cm wide
  • matching thread
  • 1 x Size 18 cushion insert 0r we can supply a quality Feather/Foam cushion insert ($29.00).

Want to do more?
The perfect follow-ups sessions for this workshop would be:

  • Introduction to making clothes
  • ModularME

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Saturday 16 September 2023
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Lauren Weier
0434 238 998‬


Ministry of Handmade Studio
11 Eclipse Street
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035 Australia
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