Sewing Classes

Learn to Sew with Ariane Bingham

 

PLEASE NOTE:

There is not currently any classes scheduled to take place, but we have left this information on the site so that you can see what is offered. If any of the classes below take your attention, please use our Contact form to get in touch. 

We are planning to run the classes again in Winter but will schedule them sooner if there is the demand during the warmer Melbourne Months

If you live interstate and would be interested in learning with Ariane, please also let us know as we are looking to take the sewing school on tour and would love to know which cities have a demand for it

Many thanks 

 

Altering Your Own Garments

$90 - 5 hours - 4 Participants 

This class has been created to fill the gap between 'I can alter that, let's buy it' to 'Sits in pile for ages never being touched'... So many people I know buy clothing or are gifted it with the intention of making an alteration to it, upcycling, amending it... and then never having the time to do so

Well, now we do

 Or, have you been wanting to ask Ariane to amend/repair one of your much loved garments and don't know if she would say Yes? ... nows the time to bring it in and learn how to do it

This is going to be an informal workshop, where you can bring along those items and Ariane will walk you through how to make the changes you want. This is hands-on tuition with the intention of making those garments stop collecting dust and start being worn 

The direction of the session is dictated by those that attend

 

$180 - 9 Hours - 4 Participants

Learn how to make a dress!

I LOVE WEARING DRESSES!!

Dresses are my 'go to' wardrobe essential, and I'm very excited to bring this class to you. How great is it when you find a dress you love - but want it in every colour? After this class, you will be able to re-create it into as many colours as you want

This class will start to touch on basic pattern making techniques - with the option of changing the length of the dress - do you like them short, knee length or to the floor? Do you want a V neck, high back, scoop neck...you can decide! We will be adding seam allowances to patterns and adding a lining to the bodice part too

 

$180 - 9 Hours - 4 Participants

Learn how to make a Vest, or as I would call them back home - a waistcoat

Vests are a great item for everyone's wardrobes - and I'm finding they are having a big resurgence in people wanting to wear them - YAY!

This class will start to touch on basic pattern making techniques - with the option of changing the length and shoulder widths - do you want a cropped vest or a long one? you can decide! We will be adding seam allowances to patterns and adding a lining to the so that the garment is beautifully finished both inside and out 

This class designed to be completed with a Sewing Machine

 

Drawstring Pouch Mindfulness Sewing Circle

$40 - 3 Hours – 12 Participants

Come along for a relaxed hand sewing workshop. The weather is cold and its the perfect time to nestle down and create. 

Within this workshop, Ariane will take you through the steps of how to create your very own handmade drawstring pouch. 

You will have the option to decorate the front of the pouch using a selection of trims and beads in the design of a mandala, appliqued to tell a story or simply a beautiful pattern. 

From there you will be shown how to assemble the pouch into something you can proudly use to store coins, treasures, crystals... 

Make it as a gift to yourself to remind you of taking time out from the world, or to pass onto a loved one or friend

This class is designed for all skill levels - and everyone will leave with a special handmade bag.

 

Introduction to Overlocker's (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)

$50 - 2 Hours – 6 Participants

Become friends with your overlocker and build confidence through experience

To prepare you for the sewing workshops, its important that you know your way around an overlocker... so here is the perfect introductory so that we can make sure everyone is at a similar starting point when the other classes begin

This class is designed to be booked in conjunction with one of the other longer workshops offered, to ensure you have an understanding of the overlocker to be able to start the projects 

It's ideal for you to bring along you own Overlocker from home for this class, so that we can set you up for success when you go home. If however, you do not have one you are able to use one of Ariane's. Please note that there is limited number of machines and you will need to advise this is the case at the time of booking in case they are already scheduled to be used by other classmates

 

Introduction to Sewing Machines (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)

$50 - 2 Hours – 6 Participants

Become friends with your machine and build confidence through experience

To prepare you for the sewing workshops, its important that you know your way around a sewing machine... so here is the perfect introductory so that we can make sure everyone is at a similar starting point when the other classes begin

This class is designed to be booked in conjunction with one of the other longer workshops offered, to ensure you have an understanding of the machine to be able to start the projects 

It's ideal for you to bring along you own machine from home for this class, so that we can set you up for success when you go home. If however, you do not have a machine you are able to use one of Ariane's. Please note that there is limited number of machines and you will need to advise this is the case at the time of booking in case they are already scheduled to be used by other classmates

 

Making Pyjama Pants and Customising a Vest Top to match

$110 – 5 hours – 6 Participants

Learn how to cut and construct your own pair of pyjama bottoms. Perfect for lounging around the house or making for friends as birthday and Christmas presents 

To complete your outfit Ariane will provide tops to be customised using coordinating trims and up-cycling techniques 

This is a one-day class designed to inspire and fill you up with tons of tips for being able to re-create these garments again and again 

 

Making Lycra Leggings

$180 – 9 Hours – 6 Participants

Learn to make a stretch garment. Leggings may sound simple - but once you master them they will unlock a whole world of garments and possibilities

Its up to you if you choose to make a sparkly pair or something to wear to the gym or through the day… let your imagination come alive with design and creation

This class will start to touch on basic pattern making techniques - with the option to add contrast panels into the legs

 

$180 – 9 Hours – 6 Participants

Learn how to make a cape!

This is a classic wardrobe piece and depending on the fabrics chosen you can create a snugly winter item, or an out their festival piece

This class will start to touch on basic pattern making techniques - with the option to add panels into the outer of this garment, adding seam allowances to patterns and by adding a lining

 

$450 – 15 Hours – 4 Participants

This is the class Ariane is most excited about. At this stage it is going to be the most in-depth course and will take you on an adventure to create a garment of your choosing. 

Fabric shops sell ready made garment patterns, which can be very daunting to a new machinist. Together with Ariane you will go through the process of selecting a pattern right through to constructing a well-fitting garment

 

From $60 per hour

The opportunity for you to work one on one with Ariane to learn. Learn from someone with over 15 years’ experience in the Lingerie and Corsetry industry and the owner/creator of Ariane Bingham Sparkle and The Lioness and Her Unicorns

You are welcome to come to this with specific questions and needs, or a more varied desire to learn to sew. This time is focused on your skill level and helping you to grow technically as an individual 

 

Private Sewing Tuition with Ariane Bingham : Evenings on Weekday's

From $70 per hour

The opportunity for you to work one on one with Ariane to learn. Learn from someone with over 15 years’ experience in the Lingerie and Corsetry industry and the owner/creator of Ariane Bingham Sparkle and The Lioness and Her Unicorns

You are welcome to come to this with specific questions and needs, or a more varied desire to learn to sew. This time is focused on your skill level and helping you to grow technically as an individual 

 

Private Sewing Tuition with Ariane Bingham : Saturday Mornings

From $80 per hour

The opportunity for you to work one on one with Ariane to learn. Learn from someone with over 15 years’ experience in the Lingerie and Corsetry industry and the owner/creator of Ariane Bingham Sparkle and The Lioness and Her Unicorns

You are welcome to come to this with specific questions and needs, or a more varied desire to learn to sew. This time is focused on your skill level and helping you to grow technically as an individual