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Machine Sewing for Beginners

Course Overview

Our sewing lessons are a great introduction to this life skill while having a lot of creative fun along the way!

It's perfect for both absolute beginners and is a refresher course for those who haven't sewn in a while or want to increase their skills and knowledge.

What you will learn:
  • How to thread the machine and wind a bobbin
  • How to set up your machine and basic part names and functions
  • How to create a simple pattern
  • How to cut and pin fabric
  • How to sew straight lines and zig-zag

Basic seam construction and neatening techniques as well as pressing

At the end of this course, you will take home your own handmade items, a cushion, bag and a basic piece of handmade clothing!

Term 2 for Machine Sewing for Beginners runs from Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 2 July

What to bring
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread (please only buy good quality thread - I suggest Rasant or Gütermann in a neutral shade)
  • Tape measure
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thread snips or embroidery scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Pearl-headed pins

Don’t have these things yet? No problem, just let us know in advance.

See you at the sewing table! 


‘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'


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Bronnie Zervos

About the 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!


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(02) 9922 2299
Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
220 Miller St, North Sydney - Back of Ted Mack Civic Park