Designed for the novice sewist, the Sew from Scratch 6 week beginners course helps participants to improve their confidence through a series of fun sewing projects.  Start with getting to know your machine and move through to using patterns and basic garment construction, you will practice a variety of skills and learn valuable knowledge to help you take on new projects with confidence.

You will complete four projects throughout the course and will also be provided with comprehensive information on essentials such as fabric, thread, stabilisers, using patterns, fastenings, and much more.

What’s Included

  • 15 hours of sewing tuition in a group of 8 students

  • Weekly class notes including step by step instructions and all the insider tips and tricks

  • Fabric and interfacing supplies to complete the week 1 project

  • Your own copy of a printed pattern for the garment project (choice made by the group from a selection)

  • Expert tuition by a qualified educator

  • Tea, coffee and biscuits to keep you going!

For the Beginner

This course is designed for novice sewers. The skills and projects are designed specifically if you haven’t sewn before or if you’ve been sewing for a little while but want to gain more confidence.  If you want to learn new skills and a bunch of essential information that you can adapt to all your future projects, then this is the course for you!

You will need to bring / supply

Your sewing machine

(Machines are available for hire if you need)

Materials such as fabric, zips and elastic for projects in lessons 2-6.  Details of these will be provided after booking.

Pins, bobbins, dressmaking shears, thread, seam ripper.

(We have kits available for purchase if you don’t have these items.)

What Previous Students Have Said

Another awesome course completed, Sew from Scratch Beginners and Beginners Part 2. I’m becoming an addict, discovered a new hobby I love.


I have just finished the Sew from Scratch for beginners course and had Anne as our teacher. Anne is so very patient and has a great sense of humour. Classes were so much fun and all of us girls learnt HEAPS during the 6 weeks. I have already signed up for the Know Your Knits class. Everything is very organised, professionally run and yet relaxed at the same time. Would highly recommend Sew for Life to anyone thinking about doing classes. Thanks Nat and Anne (also we met Janine and she is very lovely and helpful too).


I am a complete novice and only on week 2 of a beginners course with a new found addiction!! Thank you to wonderful teachers whom have such patience and encouragement with my inexperience. I love the fact that every class I come home with a completed project. I love that I’m learning a new skill as an adult and my kids are so interested and keen to learn and join in. Sew for Life are an awesome team who provide professional organised service, resources, encouragement and support!!! Every week I can’t wait to come back for more.


Don’t have a sewing machine?

While we highly recommend that you learn to sew on the machine that you plan to continue sewing on, we also have studio machines available for hire for $10 per lesson.

If you’re looking to buy a new machine, we highly recommend going to see the ladies at the Janome Sewing Centres in Balcatta, Joondalup or Nedlands.  They have the expert knowledge to guide you and if you mention you’re a Sew for Life student, they’ll make sure you get the best deal and throw in a freebie gift!

If you’d like any more specific information on exactly what you should be looking for in a machine, don’t hesitate to send a message through the Contact page.  We are more than happy to give you recommendations on the features you need for a great machine to get you started.