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Learn to Sew

Sewing is fun! There is something incredibly rewarding about creating something by hand.

There is something incredibly rewarding about creating something by hand.

In recent years, there has been a resurgence in interest in sewing, sewing is cool again!

If you'd like to learn how to sew, or simply enhance your sewing skills, I'm assembling a list of sewing schools in Australia:


Sydney, NSW:

Make and Learn, Kingsford NSW

Make and Learn is a small studio specialising in bringing fun and creative small group classes to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. At MAKEandLEARN, they teach sewing, pattern making, block construction, embroidery, knitting, crochet, patchwork and all things handmade. They even have after school classes for kids & teenagers!


UsefulBox, Ryde NSW

I would love to introduce you to the fabulous world of sewing, crafting, fabric obsessions and haberdashery collections, with my new sewing workshops. 

Our workshops are for those who want to learn to sew, have bought a machine and don’t know where to start. 

Once armed with the confidence to use your machine, this course will give you the oomph to work on lots of projects.


Sewing with Kate, Queenscliff NSW

Sewing With Kate

Sewing with Kate offers practical, hands-on private sewing classes in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

I also run workshops, sew-alongs and social sewing in the Balgowlah studio.

Teaching adults and children from age 6. 

Check out the website: or Facebook: sewingwithkate for more information.


Perth, WA:

Sew for Life

Sew for Life offers modern Perth sewists a variety of classes, workshops and events taught by local seamstress and educator, Natalie.  

If you're brand new to sewing, looking for a refresher class or ready to learn new skills our classes are relaxed, fun and convenient hosted from Natalie’s home-based studio in Mount Hawthorn.  Classes are designed to provide you with all the information and skills you need to build your confidence and the small class size means that you get the individual attention that you need.

Sew for Life also offers a full-day workshop to make the hugely popular Necessary Clutch Wallet and an increasing range of workshops and courses are being planned for 2017.  Or if you'd rather do your own thing, join us for monthly social sewing, or book in for the weekend sewing retreat!  

If you'd like to know more, feel free to contact Natalie via the website

You can also join Natalie over on her blog at  


Miss Mary Sewing Classes


Miss Mary Sewing Classes will have you sewing a variety of simple, stylish outfits & craft projects, whilst learning a vast range of sewing skills. Classes are run in a group setting with each student individually taught and guided through projects based on their individual needs. This allows all levels of sewers to participate, from absolute beginners to advanced, and you are able to sew exactly what interests you. Miss Mary Sewing Classes will provide you with their designed and drafted patterns. All patterns are designed to be simple to sew, without compromising on style. Patterns include kids clothes, ladies clothes, home furnishings, bags, accessories and softies. You are most welcome to bring in your own patterns too! Fabric choice is what makes your projects individual, the same skirt will look completely different each time as every student chooses their own fabric combinations. There are so many gorgeous fabrics on the market, we will direct you to the best fabric stores and will no doubt have you fabric obsessed!


Kids classes are also available every school holidays including hand sewing and machine sewing.  Please go to for the current timetable.



Melbourne, Vic:

Thread Den

Thread Den is a sewing lounge boasting half a dozen teachers offering sewing lessons, craft classes, dressmaking projects, vintage glamour workshops and hen's parties. When you come to Thread Den, it's just like your very clever friend teaching you and a few more friends how to sew.  You don't have to bring a sewing machine or any equipment. We've got it all right here.

3D/26 Wellington Street, Collingwood Victoria


Brisbane, QLD:

Learn to sew with Ministry of Handmade!

With three bright, airy and inspiring studio spaces in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Ministry of Handmade is ready to help you discover the JOY of sewing and handmade. With a great range of fun workshops to suit all ability levels, you can learn the basics or develop new skills and build your confidence. Learn how to sew clothing, soft furnishings, and homewares including lampshades. All workshops include luscious home bake treats and REAL coffee served on the tree top deck!

Private lessons are also available for special projects or for those who prefer one-on-one attention.