Sewing machine fundamentals – making PJs

Course summary

Discover the fundamentals of using a sewing machine while making your very own pyjamas. You will learn how to measure and choose the right size pattern and how to adjust the pattern for a better fit. If you are feeling up to it, you will learn how to sew piping. The pattern used for this class includes an easy collar, suitable for beginners.

Note: between the first and second sessions you’ll be purchasing your own fabric with guidance from your tutor


What you will learn

  • sewing techniques
  • how to read a pattern
  • how to sew your own pjs
  • how to adjust patterns to improve fit

What you will get

  • your finished PJs to take home

What to bring

  • sewing machine
  • sewing accessories – scissors, thread, chalk, pins, needles, measuring tape
  • notebook & pencil

About the tutor

Ruth has been sewing for decades. She has a passion for making things for others, from children’s clothing, bags, juggling balls to finger puppet outfits. In recent years Ruth has been sewing more clothing for herself, including shirts to skirt and even jeans. She hopes to inspire more people to sew their own clothes.

Course cost

COST: $249.00 / $239.00 Concession

Class availability: 0 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

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