Machine Sewing Beginners: Make a Tote Bag

  • All participants who enrol must be fully (double) vaccinated by the class start date to be able to join classes on site (as per public health orders): 
  • NO refunds or transfers for anyone who enrols and is not fully vaccinated by the class start date

Our beginners sewing course is a great introduction into this life skill whilst having a lot of creative fun along the way. 

Bring along your own machine and learn to sew in a small group and relaxed environment. 

In this beginner class, students will learn and practice basic machine sewing skills by making a tote bag. 

This course is suitable for absolute beginners or as a refresher course for those who haven’t sewn in a while. 

*Note - Machine Sewing Beginners and Intermediate classes will run at the same time, but you’ll be working on different projects! 

*Students will also be expected to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of the room & anything used during this time. Please understand we are putting in strict protocols across the board to ensure the safety of our entire community.

Materials List

• You will need to bring your own machine, the manual or booklet for your machine, and any accessories that come with the machine. • Thread - please only buy good quality thread, I suggest Gütermann Sew-All Thread in a neutral shade • Tape measure • Fabric Scissors • Thread snips or embroidery scissors • Seam Ripper • Pearl headed pins • Fabric to be advised in first session or by email prior to start date.

Tutor: Bronnie Zervos

Bronnie started crafting as a way to practise mindfulness and create time for herself in a busy world. Her journey started with sewing cushions and beach bags which proved to be very popular at local markets and in her Etsy store. Bronnie began to explore other crafts including jewellery making, crochet and macrame. While she loves making her own creations for her Etsy store and handmade gifts for family and friends, her real passion is inspiring others to get creative and enjoy making their own projects. Bronnie believes everybody has a creative side!

‘So thrilled and excited for my new hobby! I can't wait to come back and learn many new skills. Bronnie was so lovely and patient and able to give us lots of one on one time which you can't pay for. Thank you for a lovely afternoon and for introducing me to my new hobby/obsession :)’

(Hand Embroidery Student 2019)