Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sewing school

I had a really lovely reader (thank you Juliana) message me a link to an online sewing school course that she had done last year.  It's a 6 week beginners sewing course consisting of over 30 lessons.  Anyone, anywhere in the world can enrol.  You are taught the processes with optional bonus projects for you to complete if you wish so you can practice your new found skills.  You only need to set aside about 3 hours a week so it is manageable.

After having a good read through of all the details I've enrolled and start on the 10th of February - classes are loaded every Monday morning for the duration of the course.

I wanted to share the details with you as I know from previous comments from readers there are a lot of you out there who want to sew but are not sure how to get started or would find it difficult to get to classes due to other commitments.  And it's only AUD$79 for 6 weeks which I thought was a really good price

There are other intakes throughout the year and the courses are run by "The Haby Goddess" Jodie Maloni who is based in Australia.

I've cut and pasted the course modules below, but you can check out the Sew online website here for further details.
This is not a sponsored post - I just wanted to share this with you as I know how keen some of you are to get sewing. 
So will you join me?
Looking forward to updating you with my progress as I go!  Wish me luck!


Week 1 The Basics
Getting to know your machine
Basic Seams
Basic Stitches
Sewing Edges
Clipping Seams
Pinning you fabric

Week 2 All about Sewing Patterns
Understanding grains
Laying your pattern pieces
Basic pattern adjustments
Copying your pattern pieces
Transferring darts

Week 3 Learning the Essentials
Button Holes
Adding elastic
Adding a zip

Week 4 Add Ons
Basic pockets
Basics to adding a lining to garment
Adding interfacing pattern pieces
Everything you will ever need to know about bias (2 lessons)

Week 5 Stepping it up a notch
Adding sleeves

Week 6 Adding the finishing touches
Boxed bottoms

Bonus Charts
Fabric Types
Common sewing terms
Sewing drawer essentials
Sewing machine essentials
Different elastic types
Stabilizers Guide
Fabrics that fray

Project sheets
Drawstring Bag
Wrap Skirt
Box Bottom Bottle Bag
Cushion Cover
Zippered Pouch



  1. oohh I am loving the sound of this .... I will check it out when it's not so late and my brain is functioning better! Thanks for the share!!

  2. What a great idea! I hope that you really enjoy it Elaina, and I look forward to seeing how you get on. Well done you for signing up for this and furthering your knowledge!! xx

  3. Fantastic ive only been teaching my self love this x

  4. Hi elaina we have been partnered in kimberley's share your country swap, you have made it nice and easy by writing all about yourself on your blog, if there is anything you would like to know about me then just let me know xx

  5. Fantastic! Well Done Elaina, love your Singer too... :) xx Juliana

  6. I think this sounds like a wonderful opportunity. I love to sew and wish I'd had a more peaceful tutelage in sewing but I was really thrown into it when I took a job working in a costume shop in college. The designer was really good at sewing and dressmaking but he was mean! I learned by being yelled at! Ha. Oh, well, the main thing is that I learned. :)

  7. Thanks for sharing. It sounds like a great course. I just started sewing last Fall and have fumbled my way through several clothing items for my little babe. Since little kids don't care what they are wearing, it is a great place to start!

  8. Sounds great, have heard of a few people who've done online courses with great success! cant wait to hear how you go!

  9. Holy cow!!! You know the old things that scare you and this makes me so nervous but.....I am so in!!!!!!! It is time for me to get going with this dream and to stop thinking about it! I want more for my girls...I want to sew and I want them to sew and make things just like my grandmother did!!! I am off to sign up and then I am off to buy a machine this weekend! Thank you for the push...I needed it! All the best sweet friend...Nicole xoxo

    1. Ahhhhhh, go you!!! That is so awesome Nicole. We can support each other on this. My new machine arrived today (my old one, just wasn't cutting it). I'm so ready for this. So happy to have you along for the ride. Wahoo!!! xoxo


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