Sew for Life is a local Perth-based business founded by local seamstress and teacher Natalie, operating from centrally located Joondanna.

“After having my first baby eleven years ago, I really struggled to find a way of connecting with other modern sewists in Perth and at times that would fit around my work and family life. I wanted to join a community of creative people who loved sewing for themselves and their children and who had the same interests as me.”

Now seven years on, Sew for Life has helped over 700 Perth creatives discover their love for sewing or improve their current skills. Our classes are friendly and fun whilst being expertly designed by qualified educators to ensure you receive a quality experience and excellent value for money.

OUR TEAM

Natalie is the founder of Sew for Life and self-confessed sewing addict! Natalie learned to sew as a child of the 80s, sewing scrunchies on her mum’s machine. She now loves sewing clothes for herself and her family and also enjoys quilting and bag making.

Natalie has a tertiary qualification in adult education and course development and loves sharing her passion for sewing with others.

Anne has 25 years sewing experience as well as 20 years experience as a home economics teacher. Anne loves sewing clothes for her children and projects for gifts. Anne is passionate about teaching and sharing her skills with others.

“When you see the look of pride on someone’s face when they make something with their hands and declare “Look! I made this!”, that’s just the best part”.

Janine has trained in dressmaking and pattern cutting and has been sewing for 25 years. She enjoys sewing clothing for herself and her children, particularly costumes and dress up outfits. Janine is also passionate about up cycling garments she finds while op-shopping.

In addition to sewing garment, Janine also enjoys quilting, embroidery and a bunch of other creative pursuits.

Janine is tertiary trained in education and a qualified teacher.

Lauren has been an avid sewist since she was first introduced to a needle and thread at the age of six. She loves the freedom and creativity that comes with having the ability to shape and join fabric. Lauren is also a health care professional and has a role in education in that field.

“Sewing brings me a great amount of joy and satisfaction, and provides me with an excuse to slow down in an increasingly fast paced world! I really enjoy being able to share my enjoyment of sewing with others; and to see a world of creativity being opened up to them.”

Melissa is a qualified secondary teacher and experienced adult educator.

Melissa began sewing in high school however her passion was rekindled after having children. Desperate to attempt an elaborate book week costume, she refreshed her skills and hasn’t stopped since! Melissa is now building an impressive handmade wardrobe along with a growing fabric collection.

“Watching people surprise themselves with what they are capable of making, is so rewarding. I love helping my students to feel confident in their own abilities to tackle any sewing project. And to have a great time doing it.”

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