Sewing Classes

Dressmaking

Dressmaking for Beginner’s and Advanced

Maria has designed this class for all skill levels whether you’re crafty or a dressmaker! This class is for creating bags, quilts, table runners and much more, or for the dressmaker who would like to improve their machine skills in garment construction and learn to adjust commercial patterns for a custom fit. Come along and join this wonderful class in a great atmosphere to expand your creativity and wardrobe!

In this class students can choose their own project and must have some prior sewing experience to attend this class, or completed our Getting the most out of your sewing machine.

Tue 05-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 12-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 19-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 26-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 05-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 12-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 19-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 26-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 02-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 09-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 16-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 23-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 30-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Getting the most out of Your Sewing Machine

Learn to love your sewing machine in this Project Workshop. This is an exciting workshop for all skill levels. You will be making a gorgeous bag using your machine’s decorative stitches and feet accessories. You will also learn a variety of different machine skills that you never knew you could do before! This workshop will allow you to learn essential machine maintenance and troubleshooting tips and tricks. This workshop is for all sewing machine brands. PROJECT KIT PROVIDED

We 30-Jan-19 10:00 – 3:00 $90.00
We 06-Mar-19 10:00 – 3:00 $90.00
We 03-Apr-19 10:00 – 3:00 $90.00
Mon 29-Apr-19 10:00 – 3:00 $90.00
Saturday Morning Dressmaking

This is a practical class for both beginners and those more experienced sewers wishing to further their skills. You will learn how to measure your body accurately, adjust a commercial pattern to fit you perfectly and create your own fashion designer garment. Along the way you will learn about fabrics and their uses in wardrobe creation, pattern size selection, layout, cutting technique and construction. $45ea or FOUR CLASSES $160

Satu 02-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 02-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 16-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 30-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 13-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 27-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00

Kids Juniors and Seniors Class

Junior Sewing Class and HSC Textiles

This class is designed to introduce juniors into the world of sewing and to learn basic skills in using a sewing machine. Let Maria guide and coach your child to create your choice of project. This class will also apply to students in years 11 and 12 who would like mentoring and to learn additional skills to complete major works. This is a fantastic class for children aged 10 years and onwards. $25ea or FOUR CLASSES $90

We 30-Jan-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 06-Feb-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 13-Feb-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 20-Feb-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 27-Feb-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 06-Mar-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 13-Mar-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 20-Mar-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 27-Mar-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 03-Apr-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
We 10-Apr-19 4:30 – 6:30 $25.00
Kids Holiday Class

This fun class is designed for 10 – 14 year olds. New participants will enoy making a set project or those from the Junior Sewing Class can continue with their existing project if they chose. Kit will be included for beginners..

We 23-Jan-19 10:00 – 1:00 $65.00
Thur 24-Jan-19 10:00 – 1:00 $65.00
Tue 29-Jan-19 10:00 – 1:00 $65.00

Machine Embroidery

Machine Embroidery

Come along to this wonderful machine embroidery class and learn how to get the most out of your machine’s many features with the guidance of expert tutor Maria Ciano. In this class you will complete a project. Please let us know what software and embroidery machine you use.

We 20-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $50.00
We 13-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $50.00
We 10-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $50.00

Overlocking

Babylock Club

This club is specially tailored for owners of Baby Lock Gloria, Ovation, Evolution, Evolve(Wave), Enlighten and Imagine (Wave) overlockers. We are planning a fun class concentrating on different techniques each session. The projects will be easy, fun and designed to encourage you to use your Baby Lock and Accessories with confidence. Optional accessories may be required. You must be familiar with the basic functions of your machine. KIT FEES APPLY ANNUAL FEE $99.00

Mon 04-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00  
Mon 04-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00  
Mon 08-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00  
Tame Your Overlocker

This course gives an introduction to overlocker techniques, for example, rolled hems, flat locking etc, and is designed to give students the confidence to use the overlocker to its fullest potential. Students will work on a number of samples. This course is suited to all overlocker brands.

We 06-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $75.00
Mon 18-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $75.00
We 01-May-19 10:00 – 2:00 $75.00

Patchwork

Accidental Landscapes

A beautifully creative small quilt inspired by the book “Accidental Landscapes” by Karen Eckmeier. Create your own landscape capturing the feeling of a scene in simple layers, create a landscape based on a favorite photo, memory or holiday. Fuse it all together using freehand quilting techniques. Collect all your scraps for use in this fabric collage! This is a two day workshop. DATES TO BE ADVISED REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

AccuQuilt GO! Bloom Table Runner

This is a beautiful Applique project using our GO! Big to cut out the orange peel shapes and squares. Its so quick and easy with accuquilt there is more time for sewing and creativity. DATES TO BE ADVISED REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

Bear Cottage Patchwork Group

The Bear Cottage patchwork group is designed to get a group of like minded people together, to make quilts for children and their siblings staying at Bear Cottage. It is to be a no pressure group, where people can work at their own pace. YOU DO NEED TO HAVE SOME KNOWLEDGE OF PATCHWORK.. This is an opportunity to use fabrics we have had for a while. Any design is suitable/possible.

Frid 08-Feb-19 10:00 – 1:00  
We 20-Mar-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Frid 12-Apr-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Binding with Jan

In this workshop explore a range of different binding methods These MAY include Art Quilt finishing, Fused Binding, Pillow case Binding, Prairie Points, Adding bias, Adding piping, Adding lace, Facing Finish and Mitred Corners. Also Cheats binding using fancy stitches. Price includes kit. DATES TO BE ADVISED. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

Frid 29-Mar-19 10:00 – 1:00 $65.00
Creative Tucks and Textures

Join Jan in this 2 Day Workshop to create this lovely Cushion cover using some very interesting decorative techniques including fabric manipulation and felting. Decorate the background with freehand work before making and embellishing your piping to complete this very unique project. TWO DAYS $100.00

Exciting New Class Beginner Patchwork

10 Week Term
This class is a great way to begin your love in patchwork, in this introductory
course you will learn the basic skills of Patchwork and Quilting.
The course will be complete with notes step by step references to create a fun
lap
quilt; you will learn many different techniques, cutting your blocks, and
stitching
them together, sashing, and borders, assembly of your quilt, and binding.
Come along to this fun class to begin your love of patchwork.

Thur 31-Jan-19 6:00 – 9:00 $300.00
Thur 07-Feb-19 6:00 – 9:00  
Thur 21-Feb-19 6:00 – 9:00  
Thur 28-Feb-19 6:00 – 9:00  
Thur 07-Mar-19 6:00 – 9:00  
Thur 14-Mar-19 6:00 – 9:00  
Thur 21-Mar-19 6:00 – 9:00  
Thur 28-Mar-19 6:00 – 9:00  
Thur 04-Apr-19 6:00 – 9:00  
Thur 11-Apr-19 6:00 – 9:00  
Quilting with Attitude Jan Schoots

Learn from an award winning quilter. Jan has a wealth of knowledge to share. This term Jan will be presenting the Balloon Quilt making your own bias tape or the Sampler is a wonderful beginners quilt! Suitable for beginners to advanced. 8 Week Term $250.00

Thur 31-Jan-19 10:00 – 1:00 $250.00
Thur 07-Feb-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Thur 14-Feb-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Thur 21-Feb-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Thur 28-Feb-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Thur 07-Mar-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Thur 14-Mar-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Thur 21-Mar-19 10:00 – 1:00  

Sewing Machine

Dressmaking for Beginner’s and Advanced

Maria has designed this class for all skill levels whether you’re crafty or a dressmaker! This class is for creating bags, quilts, table runners and much more, or for the dressmaker who would like to improve their machine skills in garment construction and learn to adjust commercial patterns for a custom fit. Come along and join this wonderful class in a great atmosphere to expand your creativity and wardrobe! In this class students can choose their own project and must have some prior sewing experience to attend this class, or completed our Getting the most out of your sewing machine.

Tue 05-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 12-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 19-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 26-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 05-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 12-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 19-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 26-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 02-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 09-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 16-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 23-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Tue 30-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Getting the most out of Your Sewing Machine

Learn to love your sewing machine in this Project Workshop. This is an exciting workshop for all skill levels. You will be making a gorgeous bag using your machine’s decorative stitches and feet accessories. You will also learn a variety of different machine skills that you never knew you could do before! This workshop will allow you to learn essential machine maintenance and troubleshooting tips and tricks. This workshop is for all sewing machine brands. PROJECT KIT PROVIDED

We 30-Jan-19 10:00 – 3:00 $90.00
We 06-Mar-19 10:00 – 3:00 $90.00
We 03-Apr-19 10:00 – 3:00 $90.00
Mon 29-Apr-19 10:00 – 3:00 $90.00
Machine Embroidery

Come along to this wonderful machine embroidery class and learn how to get the most out of your machine’s many features with the guidance of expert tutor Maria Ciano. In this class you will complete a project. Please let us know what software and embroidery machine you use.

We 20-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $50.00
We 13-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $50.00
We 10-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $50.00
Saturday Morning Dressmaking

This is a practical class for both beginners and those more experienced sewers wishing to further their skills. You will learn how to measure your body accurately, adjust a commercial pattern to fit you perfectly and create your own fashion designer garment. Along the way you will learn about fabrics and their uses in wardrobe creation, pattern size selection, layout, cutting technique and construction. $45ea or FOUR CLASSES $160

Satu 02-Feb-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 02-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 16-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 30-Mar-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 13-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00
Satu 27-Apr-19 10:00 – 2:00 $45.00

Upcoming Events

Bear Cottage Patchwork Group

The Bear Cottage patchwork group is designed to get a group of like minded people together, to make quilts for children and their siblings staying at Bear Cottage. It is to be a no pressure group, where people can work at their own pace. YOU DO NEED TO HAVE SOME KNOWLEDGE OF PATCHWORK.. This is an opportunity to use fabrics we have had for a while. Any design is suitable/possible.

Frid 08-Feb-19 10:00 – 1:00  
We 20-Mar-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Frid 12-Apr-19 10:00 – 1:00  
Table Toppers with Feathers

Jan will be presenting Table Toppers. A two day workshop using a variety of techniques including Feather quilting. Make these in your choice of fabric for Christmas or Year round use. DATES TO BE ADVISED REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!