Learn to Sew
Creation, Resilience and Empowerment
Sewing is a beautiful thing.
To craft objects that are both beautiful and purposeful enriches the soul. But it’s basically a survival skill; one which is sadly becoming a dying art.
Sewing has always been a skill that has been passed down from generation to generation, and in times of scarcity provides another layer of resilience to our communities. The ability to act fast and make things from raw or repurposed material has seen many communities through times of lack.
In our sewing classes and workshops, we wish to empower students with the ability to sew for themselves. We have beginners courses, which are a great jumping off point. From there are intermediate courses in repairing and making some amazing styles from the freshest indie pattern makers. Finally, our intermediate and advanced courses in pattern drafting and garment construction will take you to the next level.
We also have some fun event based sewing workshops as well as Social Sews… to keep all the students connected to our Sewing Community.
Daylesford Neighbourhood House
Our classes and workshops are taught in the Daylesford Neighbourhood House just a short walk from the main street of Daylesford.
This building was formerly the Daylesford Court House and its rich history inspires fascinating conversations amongst visitors. You’ll love the Romanesque Revival style architecture and the lovely light that comes into the space throughout the day.
Our space is a permanently set up sewing school and we have machines for you to use or you are welcome to bring your own.
The Court House is wheelchair accessible.
How Classes Work
All of our classes are small with a maximum of 6 people, to allow for personal attention to your learning experience.
We recommend starting out with The Beginners Sewing course, then you can custom your sewing experience as you like. You can follow with a course which sticks to a pattern, or explore the world of Fashion Design, and sign up for pattern drafting courses.
We provide all Sewing Machines and Overlockers, but you can also bring your own to learn on if you like.
Each class has a materials list specific to that class. Check the materials list below each class to find out which items are needed.
Some materials can be purchased from our online store.
Our aim is also to keep you connected to the sewing community, so we have free Workshops and regular events to socialise and to practise your new sewing Skills.
Sign Me Up!
Check out our Shop to find the courses we offer, the course descriptions and available dates.