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Beginners Sewing and Design - 5 Weeks, West Auckland's RE: MAKER SPACE, Thursdays, 2 May -30 May , 6.30pm - 8.30pm

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Brought to you by Community Matters!

Learn to sew in this five-week beginners sewing class with a twist.  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: Thursdays 2 May to 30 May, 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm 

Where: West Auckland's RE: MAKER SPACE, 6 Westgate Drive, Massey, Auckland 0614

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. 

Places are limited so book your place NOW. Don't miss out!


We have three on-site carparks available for your convenience. Additionally, on-street parking surrounds the venue, and the Massey Leisure Centre is situated across the road. To ensure good neighbourly relations, kindly refrain from parking in spaces designated for our neighbours.

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Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event