Beginner Workshops

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So, you’ve decided you’d like to learn how to sew?  And you’ve a new sewing machine? But don’t know where to start?

Bring along your machine and I will show you how to thread it and make it create some wonderful beginner pieces. Once armed with the confidence to use your machine, these courses will give you the oomph to work on lots of projects. 

In these workshops, we will learn how to thread your machine, sew some basic stitches and sew a curved line plus hem. We will then tackle your first project - ranging from a tote bag, pj pants or a pillowcase.  You can then move onto more beginner classes to build on skills. 

What will you get?

* Expert tuition with one teacher and only 4 students
* A fun and engaging atmosphere with lots of quick, exciting projects
* Fresh fruit and water available for snacks
* A sewing goodie bag to keep

Quick facts

Number of students in class:  4
Age range: 16+ years
Location: UsefulBox HQ, North Ryde (address given upon booking)

Choose your workshop below:


Let's really get sewing! This 2 day intensive class is for those who want to get sewing fast! We'll begin with getting to know your machine and then work on a couple of projects to work on your basic skills.  We'll look at construction, zippers and how to use a pattern.

Dates: Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March OR Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April.
Time: 10am - 3pm
Cost: $250

Location: UsefulBox HQ, North Ryde

BOOK HERE - ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT for March workshop!


This is the basic skills class for you if you have never done sewing before or need a refresher from those classes in High school. We'll learn to use your machine, thread it and make basic stitches. You'll go home with your first little project.

Dates: Sunday 5 March OR Saturday 1 April
Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: $120
Location: UsefulBox HQ, North Ryde



This class is for those who have done some sewing before, or taken my beginner class, and want to learn a bit more.  We'll look at construction and zippers and go away with your very own little project. 

Dates: Sunday March 19
Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: $120

Location: UsefulBox HQ, North Ryde