Sewing classes for both beginners and experienced sewers in Canberra
2018 Class List
Learn new skills
From basic sewing to dress making, crochet, 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
|Beginners Quilting/Patchwork Class||Canberra Sewing is offering Beginners Patchwork and Quilting Classes commencing 3 February 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.
|3, 17 & 24 February|
7 & 21 April
19 & 26 May
|9:30am to 11:30am||$185|
|Learn to Crochet||Interested in learning how to Crochet?|
If so, you now have the opportunity to learn Basic Crochet Techniques with Audrey Cureton, a very talented knitting, crochet, quilting and fabric artist.
During Audrey’s Crochet Classes you will learn how to create five foundation stitches used in basic crocheting to get you started.
|5 & 14 March||9:30am to 12:30pm||$75 (two Days)|
|Scrumble Crochet||Have you heard of ‘Scrumbles”?|
Scrumbles are created with Freeform crochet and is a method of creating a piece of fabric by using a variety of stitches, textures and colors. When you are ready with your piece which is called freeform crochet scrumble you can join some elements or freeform scrumbles together to create a garment or use the piece as an embellishment.
|21 & 28 February||9:30 am to 2:30 pm||$75 for 2 days|
|"Cutting Double" Quilt Making||We are offering a half day class in learning the technique for making this beautiful quilt. Especially for experienced quilters wanting to learn something new. During this class you will learn how to cut and create the unique blocks used in this quilt.||19 March||9:30am – 12:30pm||$45|
|Free Motion Quilting Course||This course is a series of 3 classes aimed at developing free motion quilting skills. Students can opt in and out of each class – you may not want to do all three. If you do all the classes the end result will be a nice throw. So if you want to break away from straight lines with the walking foot and be a bit more creative this course will take you through all 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. Samples for the first class are on display at the shop.
Each of the three classes will be held on a Saturday.
If you are interested in participating, please email or contact the shop to register your interest.
|2, 23 & 30 June||9:30am – 2:30pm||$25 per class|
|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.
|3 Nov||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 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 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 March||10am to 1 pm||$5 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 club.|
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||$5.00 per person/session|
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 run a range of classes and clubs for all levels of experience and interests..
Please complete the form to register you interest in a course. to confirm your place on a course we require a 50% deposit which can be paid in the shop or over the phone. Please contact us for further details