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

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

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Become friends with your machine and build confidence through experience

To prepare you for the sewing workshops, it's 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 your 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 a 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


Key Take away's /Learnings from the class:

Threading the machine, winding bobbins, changing needles and feet

Sewing in straight lines 

Sewing around curves and zigzags

Problem-solving when the tensions become wrong

The reason behind the different stitches on the machine 

Backstitch and how to finish stitches so they don’t come undone

Seam allowances 

Dot tacks and Bar Tacks - how to do them on a domestic machine 


What to bring with you:

Ideally: Your sewing machine, machine pedal, feet, at least 2 bobbins, threads and machine specific needles. The aim is to enable you to be able to create at home

If you do not have your own sewing machine - you are welcome to use one of Ariane's - the number of these is limited, so please advise at the time of booking if you will need one so that the class numbers can be arranged correctly - thank you 


What would you receive:

Confidence in being able to use a sewing machine

Understanding of different stitches and when you make use of them

Experience sewing straight, curved and zigzag lines 

Knowledge of what to do when things go wrong 


Class Capacity:

Capped at 6 people 


Access to the private 'Sparkle Gang Stitch' Facebook group:


You will be added to the special secret Sparkle Gang Stitch Facebook group - a place where Ariane will be sharing tips and tricks for sewing and secret ideas for how to improve your sewing. Class attendees will be encouraged to share pictures of their makes and share knowledge and ideas. Its a community were growing for the Sewing Revolution! This is the place to have access to Ariane's technical knowledge during and after the course.


Who can attend?

The classes are operated in a respectful manner and no preferences will be taken over the gender of attendees - everyone is encouraged to take part!

Anyone over the age of 18 due to the use of sewing machines


Class Length:

2 hours 


Dates and Times of Classes: 

Thursday 2nd May - 10.30am to 12.30pm

Thursday 2nd May - 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Saturday 11th May - 9am - 11am

Monday 13th May - 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Saturday 1st June - 9am - 11am

Tuesday 4th June - 6.30pm to 8.30pm




Classes will be held at Ariane's studio - 18 Dawson Street, Brunswick


Refund and Cancellation Policy:

No Refund applicable, if the class is run again you will be welcome to attend so long as you gave over 48 hours cancellation notice. Not transferable to another person. To run, this class needs a minimum of 3 attendees booked in, if this is not the case 48 hours before the class begins Ariane may be in touch to re-schedule to another date


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