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Beginner Sewing Course - 5 Weeks, Go Eco, Mondays 9 October - 13 November 6.00 pm- 8.00 pm

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Brought to you by Wel Energy Trust

Learn to sew in this fun five-week beginner's sewing class open to adults and teens.  Learn all the basics of sewing AND how to do it using a zero waste/upcycled ethos.

You will learn to:

  • Confidently use a sewing machine
  • Use the straight stitch and zigzag stitch.
  • Finish the seam.
  • Repurpose old garments and source great upcycled materials for your projects.

WEEK 1 – Getting to know your sewing machine + Getting to know each other.

WEEK 2 – Making a bag + Discussing sewing supplies.

Using what you already have (ribbons, shoelaces, straps)

What not to throw away?  Recovering zips, buttons, fastenings etc. from garments destined to landfill.

Shopping in the op-shops - what to buy, what to avoid.

WEEK 3 – Making a pencil case or a coin purse + Talking about fabric.

Types of fabric – woven vs. knit

Buying new – spotlight vs. specialty shops

Threads and needles

Repurposing old garments

WEEK 4 – Making Japanese knot bag + Talking about sewing machines.
Taking care of your machine – cleaning and oiling

WEEK 5 – Design and make your own personal project.

When: Mondays 9 October - 13 November 6.00 pm- 8.00 pm
Where: Shama Ethnic Women's Trust 8 Liverpool Street (9 October) and  Go Eco 188 Commerce Street, Frankton (16 October-13 November)

No class on Labour Day!!

Participants should bring their own sewing machine (if you have one!), all other textiles and materials will be provided.  

If you cannot access a sewing machine, you can still register, and we will provide one.

The ReCreators are on a mission to show the world how to reduce and reuse our natural resources. It's easy, fun, creative, and sustainable. Join us on our journey.
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