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
|Free Motion Quilting Course||Three Day 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. 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 + materials
|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
|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.
|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 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|
|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 the freeform scrumbles together to create a garment or use the piece as an embellishment.
|Dates to be advised. Please register your interest||9:30 am to 2:30 pm||$75 for 2 days|
|Learn to Crochet||Interested in learning how to Crochet?|
Lets start from the beginning learning 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.
|Classes are held on Monday mornings.|
Please contact the shop to register your interest.
Dates to be advised.
|9:30am to 12:30pm||$75 (two Days)|
|"Cutting Double" Quilt Making||We are offering a half day class especially for experienced quilters wanting to learn something new. Cutting Double is a free-style piecing technique where two fabrics are placed together, cuts are made and the pieces swapped, resulting in two irregular nine-patch blocks. The techniques you will learn during this class include 'Cutting Double', curved piecing and how to assemble the pieces to create a lovely Sampler. Please contact the shop to register and obtain the class requirements.||Dates to be advised. Please register your interest||9:30am – 12:30pm||$55.00 plus materials|
|"Cutting Double" Bright Circles Quilt Making||Come along and learn the free-style method of cutting and the placement of fabric.Two fabrics are placed together, cuts are made and the pieces swapped to create this beautiful circle block. Please contact the shop to register and obtain the class requirements.||Dates to be advised||9:30am – 12:30pm||$55.00 plus materials|
|"Essence of Australia" Landscape Series||'Essence of Australia' is a series of small (A5) explorative studies 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 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 each 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 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