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Sat, 23 May



Sew a Skirt (Beginner)

Want to sew a fancy, twirly skirt from the comfort of your own home? We've got you covered! Join us for a virtual workshop over 2 dates and complete a super cute skirt, made by you for you! Only 6 places available!

Sew a Skirt (Beginner)
Sew a Skirt (Beginner)

Time & Location

23 May 2020, 10:00 am AEST – 30 May 2020, 12:00 pm AEST


About The Event

Sewing is the greatest lost skill in my opinion and I am so excited that we have found the perfect mentor to step you through this beginners online course.

Kate is a talented sewer who gets much joy from teaching others how to make their own clothes and accessories. It is under the expert guidance of Kate and the technical support of me (Carlie) that we will show you how to get to know your sewing machine and make a gorgeous skirt and drawstring bag in the process!

How it works:

Over 2 online workshops, we will cover:

Week One (23rd May 10-12pm):

  • Introduction to your machine
  • How to thread machine and wind the bobbin
  • Practice basic stitches (straight and zig zag)
  • Take your measurements to draft the pattern 
  • Mini-project : make a drawstring bag

Week Two (30 May 10-12pm):

  • Cut your fabric pieces
  • Sew the sides, waistband and hem
  • Insert elastic
  • Finish waistband
  • Model your new skirt!
  • Optional ideas to hack the pattern – pockets, buttons, trims

What's included?

  • 2 Live online workshops with experienced facilitator
  • Private Facebook Group to ask questions, share ideas post workshop
  • Printed Instructions
  • 7 day access to recorded workshop
  • Sewing Starter Kit (Valued at $30)

- Dressmaker Scissors

- Dress Pins

- Tape Measure

- Tailors Chalk

- Seam Ripper

- Hand Sewing Needles

- Black and White thread

- Elastic

- Drawcord Elastic

We will connect with a Zoom link emailed to you one day before the event and you will have 7 days access to the recorded workshop. You will be able to ask or type questions for facilitator to answer in real time. 

What you need to provide:

Sewing Machine

Material for bag

Material for skirt

Any extra embellishments you want (buttons, ribbon etc).

Don't have a sewing machine?

If you live locally, we have 3 machines that can be loaned to you (pick-up only) with a $100 deposit. You will get this money back at the conclusion of the workshop when machine is returned in same condition. 

Please Note: Bookings will close 10 days before event to get materials delivered in time. Workshops limited to 6 participants in order to give you the support you need.

As a Social Enterprise, we put 50% of our profits towards education and development of free and low cost workshops for parents at risk of postnatal anxiety and depression. 


  • Special Intro Price!

    This ticket price includes both online workshops, starter kit, private support group and 7 day access to recorded workshops. This is a discounted rate to honour early adopters of our new format!




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