Sewing classes for both beginners and experienced sewers in Canberra
2018 Class List
Learn new skills
From basic sewing to dress making, patchwork and quilting, embroidery and scan n cut projects, our experienced tutors can help you get the most from your sewing and craft.
Keep an eye on this page as new classes will be added throughout the year
|Four Day Free Motion Quilting Course||This course is a series of 4 sessions with Leonie Fraser, aimed at developing free motion quilting skills.|
This course will encourage you to break away from straight lines with the walking foot and be a bit more creative in your quilting, taking you through the steps required and boost your confidence and creativity. You will be able to choose your material and will be provided with designs that you can confidently complete at home. If you do all the sessions and homework, you can decide whether you will end up with cushions, a throw or a bed quilt. Samples for the class are on display at the shop.
|This is a Four Week Course.|
7, 14, 21 and 28 August
|9:30am setup to begin at 10am finish at 2pm||$175.00|
|Beginners Quilting/Patchwork Class||Canberra Sewing is offering Beginners Patchwork and Quilting Classes with Ann-Maree commencing 7 July 2018. This will be an eight week course (16 hours over 8 weeks) and will introduce you to the quilt making process. This includes different patterns and block techniques, cutting and sewing methods, templates and other aspects of the construction process.|
Please contact Canberra Sewing and register your interest.
|7 and 21 July|
4 and 18 August
8 and 22 September
13 and 27 October
Please register for the next course.
|Classes are held on Saturday mornings.|
9:30am to 11:30am
|Westalee Ruler Class||This class has been very popular and is provided for owners of Westalee Rulers or the very well-priced Westalee Ruler and Foot Kit. This class will help you use these rulers effectively and to their potential.|
If you can free motion quilt you can use the Westalee Ruler
If you haven’t free motion quilted before, Westalee Rulers are an easy way for you to learn as the rulers give you a guide to rest the ruler foot against and follow moving the fabric and template to create your patterns.
|Saturday 3 November||9:00am – 2:30pm||$25.00 per day|
|Babylock||Babylock Club is held on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 1 pm.|
Jenny Millett is our Babylock convenor, and is quite passionate about sewing and craft. She loves today’s sewing machines and overlockers and is quite keen on maximising their use to create innovative and useful items for your home or as gifts.
As Jenny says: ‘An overlocker is not a substitute for a sewing machine’, but it has more potential than most realise – and projects can be completed quickly.
Your Babylock overlocker can produce many fascinating stitches and effects with just a few setting changes and if you only use your overlocker for finishing seams you are wasting a great opportunity.
These options allow us to produce creative effects on clothing, homewares and craft projects. It is fun to learn exactly what your Babylock overlocker is capable of and make superb gifts, in a very little time, along the way.
If you have a basic knowledge of your overlocker (are able to thread, sew basic seams, change needles, etc) please join Jenny, work on a project, have some fun and learn lots about your overlocker along the way.
|second Saturday of each month, except for when public holidays occur||10am to 1 pm||$7.00 per person/session|
|Machine Embroidery Club||Canberra Sewing has an Embroidery Club where you can bring your embroidery machine into the shop and either work on your own project or one that has been set for the group.|
The Embroidery club provides a wonderful opportunity for you to get to know your embroidery machine. This club is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the company of people with the same passion to play, experiment and learn.
Our aim is to help you learn more about your machine, no matter which brand you have, and how it works while completing a project. We will be here to answer any questions you may have and to assist you with any problems.
We will also provide you with advice on what you need to enable you to produce a high quality finish on your item.
|10:30am – 1:30pm||$7.00 per person/session|
|LOVE YOUR OVERLOCKER||Welcome to the world of overlocking, where you will learn all you need to know about your overlocker with Lynne Johnson.|
Classes are ideal for beginners and experienced sewers for practical and decorative possibilities.
Three Saturdays are available, and are one off classes for those of you who are unable to attend on weekdays.
|Sat mornings |
|10am - 12 midday||$50.00 per session|
|LOVE YOUR OVERLOCKER#3||Welcome to the world of overlocking, where you will learn all you need to know about your overlocker with Lynne Johnson.|
Classes are ideal for beginners and experienced sewers for practical and decorative possibilities. So come along and learn a new vocabulary and learn to love your overlocker.
|Classes are held on Wednesday mornings.|
1, 8,15,22 and 29 August and 5 September.
|10am - 12 midday|
This is a Six Week Course
|Finishing Day||Like many of us, there could be an unfinished quilt, (or two), lurking in your cupboards. It is time to bring out the items you have set aside, because you didn’t know what to do or how to complete them. A one day get together providing a casual opportunity to finish off any quilting projects you are working on has been scheduled for Saturday 25 August 2018. |
Come along and receive guidance and assistance in completing your project/s with our very experienced tutor, Anne Maree.
25 August 2018
|12:30pm to 2:30pm||$45.00|
|ONE DAY Free Motion Quilting Class||This one-day session is an introduction to free motion quilting skills. The aim of the session is to provide the information and guidance to be able to use free-motion quilting on a cushion cover, and to take away the confidence to take your quilting further.|
A one-day session will encourage you to break away from straight lines with the walking foot and be a bit more creative in your quilting, taking you through the steps required and boost your confidence. You will be provided with a choice of designs to work on using material of your own choice.
|Monday 30 July 2018||9:30am setup to begin at 10am finish at 2:00pm||$45.00 plus materials|
|"Essence of Australia" Landscape Series||'Essence of Australia' is a series of mini Art Quilts depicting various iconic land/seascapes throughout Australia with, where possible, a specific icon tied to a specific season - i.e. Winter - Mt.Kosciuszko.|
This course is a series of three classes to be held in July and is aimed at teaching you the techniques for constructing small 9”x7” picture blocks. These blocks are so easily completed, you will not be able to stop at one.
Come along and join Audrey’s very creative class where you can learn how to create your own unique piece of artwork using small pieces of fabrics, lace, trims and beads.
Please contact the shop to register and obtain the class requirements.
|Dates to be advised. Please register your interest||9:30am – 12:30pm||$50.00 per session plus materials|
Rhonda’s Fashion School
Rhonda’s Fashion School provides some fabulous classes on sewing and pattern making. These classes are conducted at Canberra Sewing but booked directly with Rhonda.
Click Here for further information.
Canberra Sewing offers a range of classes
We offer a range of classes and clubs for all levels of experience and to suit your sewing/quilting and embroidery interests.
Please register your interest by completing the attached form.
To confirm your place on a course, we require a 50% deposit which can be paid in the shop, over the phone or Bank Transfer. Please contact us for further details.