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It’s Fashion Revolution week! Come along to our Make Do and Mend workshop THIS Sunday and learn how to revive your clothes! All funds raised are being donated to @fash_rev_ausnz
It’s Fashion Revolution week! Come along to our Make Do and Mend workshop THIS Sunday and learn how to revive your clothes! All funds raised are being donated to @fash_rev_ausnz
Good morning little sewing school....
Good morning little sewing school....
Sewing Machine Basics 3hr workshop Saturday 5th May 2pm - 5pm $75 inclusive of materials and equipment. Book through link in profile.

Learn the fundamentals of using a sewing machine and gain a valuable life skill for making and mending the textiles in your life!
Sewing Machine Basics 3hr workshop Saturday 5th May 2pm - 5pm $75 inclusive of materials and equipment. Book through link in profile. Learn the fundamentals of using a sewing machine and gain a valuable life skill for making and mending the textiles in your life!
Only 6 more sleeps to go until our Make Do and Mend fundraiser for Fashion Revolution week @fash_rev_ausnz with Nicole of @circa_vintage 
Come sit and stitch awhile with us this Sunday afternoon at the sewing school.  Because loved clothes last!  Learn some #darning and #visiblemending or just bring your mending jobs and join us for a cuppa and a chat! Sunday 29th April from 1-5pm. No bookings necessary - just rock up! $10 per hour with all proceeds going to Fashion Revolution to raise awareness of the human and environmental cost of fast fashion. @mindful_mending
#fashionrevolution
#lovedclotheslast 
#mendinginmelbourne
#makedoandmend
#sustainablesewing
#sewingschool
#gayeabandonschoolofsewingandupcycling
#handmending
#mending
#fashionrevolutionweek
#whomademyclothes
Only 6 more sleeps to go until our Make Do and Mend fundraiser for Fashion Revolution week @fash_rev_ausnz with Nicole of @circa_vintage Come sit and stitch awhile with us this Sunday afternoon at the sewing school. Because loved clothes last! Learn some #darning  and #visiblemending  or just bring your mending jobs and join us for a cuppa and a chat! Sunday 29th April from 1-5pm. No bookings necessary - just rock up! $10 per hour with all proceeds going to Fashion Revolution to raise awareness of the human and environmental cost of fast fashion. @mindful_mending #fashionrevolution  #lovedclotheslast  #mendinginmelbourne  #makedoandmend  #sustainablesewing  #sewingschool  #gayeabandonschoolofsewingandupcycling  #handmending  #mending  #fashionrevolutionweek  #whomademyclothes 
20% OFF when you book both our upcoming bra making intensives with @zoefelicecostumes !  Bullet Bra on Sunday May 6th teaches you fundamental bra making techniques with a retro twist.

Underwire Bra on Sunday June 24th takes your skills up a notch. 
You'll come away with two bras that fit you amazingly and the skills to make all kinds of  bras and lingerie! All materials supplied.

Full price is $160 per workshop. Book both and get 20% off! (was $320 now $256) by using the code BRA20 at checkout. Link in profile.
20% OFF when you book both our upcoming bra making intensives with @zoefelicecostumes ! Bullet Bra on Sunday May 6th teaches you fundamental bra making techniques with a retro twist. Underwire Bra on Sunday June 24th takes your skills up a notch. You'll come away with two bras that fit you amazingly and the skills to make all kinds of bras and lingerie! All materials supplied. Full price is $160 per workshop. Book both and get 20% off! (was $320 now $256) by using the code BRA20 at checkout. Link in profile.
Term 1 students from my Friday "So and Sew" beginners group with some of the things they made.... Moving on up to 'Next Stitch' when the new term starts next week.
#sewingclass #communitycentre #communitysewing #outerwestmelbourne #cityofwyndham #sewists #sewwest
Overlockers can be daunting machines, especially when you have to thread them from scratch for the first time!
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However once you’ve used one you’ll be converted. They give a professional finish and make for super speedy sewing especially when working with stretch fabrics.
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Join us for our Overlocker Basics Workshop on May 12th and learn how to use your machine to its fullest!
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We only have 3 spots left, for all the details and to book please go to the website 💻
Overlockers can be daunting machines, especially when you have to thread them from scratch for the first time! . However once you’ve used one you’ll be converted. They give a professional finish and make for super speedy sewing especially when working with stretch fabrics. . Join us for our Overlocker Basics Workshop on May 12th and learn how to use your machine to its fullest! . We only have 3 spots left, for all the details and to book please go to the website 💻
Whipping up some samples for my beginners sewing course. Patched together this pencil case from some #africanwaxprint fabric scraps donated by @andreanicholsondesign
Whipping up some samples for my beginners sewing course. Patched together this pencil case from some #africanwaxprint  fabric scraps donated by @andreanicholsondesign
If you’ve always wanted to start sewing come along to our Sewing Machine Basics workshop!
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It’s an introductory class for budding sewists wanting to make clothes, homewares and crafts using a sewing machine.
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It’s on May 5th 2-5pm, places are limited, for all the details and to book please go to the website!
If you’ve always wanted to start sewing come along to our Sewing Machine Basics workshop! . It’s an introductory class for budding sewists wanting to make clothes, homewares and crafts using a sewing machine. . It’s on May 5th 2-5pm, places are limited, for all the details and to book please go to the website!
@fash_rev_ausnz week is almost here and we’re thrilled to be hosting a Hand Mending event with @circa_vintage!
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“Rather than buying new, we want people to fall back in love with their clothes, care for them for longer, and take a stand against fast fashion that ends up in landfill.”
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Gaye will show you some visible mending stitching techniques to embellish and patch worn spots, or sit with Nicole for some old school darning to fix holes and rips like Grandma used to. We’ll also be sharing tips on fixing seam rips, taking up hems and sewing on buttons.
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It’s on April 29th with all proceeds donated to Fashion Revolution. For all the details and to book into a session please go to our website!
@fash_rev_ausnz week is almost here and we’re thrilled to be hosting a Hand Mending event with @circa_vintage! . “Rather than buying new, we want people to fall back in love with their clothes, care for them for longer, and take a stand against fast fashion that ends up in landfill.” . Gaye will show you some visible mending stitching techniques to embellish and patch worn spots, or sit with Nicole for some old school darning to fix holes and rips like Grandma used to. We’ll also be sharing tips on fixing seam rips, taking up hems and sewing on buttons. . It’s on April 29th with all proceeds donated to Fashion Revolution. For all the details and to book into a session please go to our website!
Our Open Level Sewing Course is for students of all levels, PLUS casual sessions are now available!
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Regardless of your skill level, you will learn and practice invaluable sewing and finishing techniques that can be applied to many projects. Don’t worry if you have never used a sewing machine before, a second teacher will be on hand for the first two weeks of the course to guide you through the sewing machine basics.
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Our small class numbers allow your teacher to give each student lots of personalised attention.  Only TWO spots left!  For all the details and to book please go to the website.
Our Open Level Sewing Course is for students of all levels, PLUS casual sessions are now available! . Regardless of your skill level, you will learn and practice invaluable sewing and finishing techniques that can be applied to many projects. Don’t worry if you have never used a sewing machine before, a second teacher will be on hand for the first two weeks of the course to guide you through the sewing machine basics. . Our small class numbers allow your teacher to give each student lots of personalised attention. Only TWO spots left! For all the details and to book please go to the website.
#Repost @ohsewsel who attended our Draft a Skirt Pattern workshop yesterday taught by Aly from @maiike.x ・・・
A great day spent at @gayeabandon learning how to draft a basic skirt pattern. Wowsers is pattern making intricate, confusing at times, but REALLY interesting! I loved the challenge and also the technicality of this class. I really enjoyed it and hope to do some more classes there. Thanks so much to my lovely fellow students and the wonderful teacher Aly (mainly for putting up with all my questions! 😳😊) ❤️ #sewing #patternmaking #learning #ilovesewing✂️❤️ #patterndraftingclass #gayeabandonschoolofsewingandupcycling
#Repost  @ohsewsel who attended our Draft a Skirt Pattern workshop yesterday taught by Aly from @maiike.x ・・・ A great day spent at @gayeabandon learning how to draft a basic skirt pattern. Wowsers is pattern making intricate, confusing at times, but REALLY interesting! I loved the challenge and also the technicality of this class. I really enjoyed it and hope to do some more classes there. Thanks so much to my lovely fellow students and the wonderful teacher Aly (mainly for putting up with all my questions! 😳😊) ❤️ #sewing  #patternmaking  #learning  #ilovesewing ✂️❤️ #patterndraftingclass  #gayeabandonschoolofsewingandupcycling 
We've only got TWO spots left for our Kids Beyond Basics Sewing course!
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A fun class for girls and boys who know how to use a sewing machine!  Your child will build on their basic sewing machine skills and continue to gain the confidence to make simple clothes, accessories and crafts with and without sewing patterns.
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It begins April 24th, for all the details and to book please go to the website.
We've only got TWO spots left for our Kids Beyond Basics Sewing course! . A fun class for girls and boys who know how to use a sewing machine! Your child will build on their basic sewing machine skills and continue to gain the confidence to make simple clothes, accessories and crafts with and without sewing patterns. . It begins April 24th, for all the details and to book please go to the website.
Coming up... our one day Sewing Machine Basics workshop on the 5th of May!
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This is an introductory class for budding sewists wanting to make clothes, homewares and crafts. Come along and learn all about sewing machines, how they work, what to look for when purchasing, and we’ll also do some sewing and put it all into practice!
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Places are limited, for all the details and to book please go to the website (link in bio).
Coming up... our one day Sewing Machine Basics workshop on the 5th of May! . This is an introductory class for budding sewists wanting to make clothes, homewares and crafts. Come along and learn all about sewing machines, how they work, what to look for when purchasing, and we’ll also do some sewing and put it all into practice! . Places are limited, for all the details and to book please go to the website (link in bio).
Happy trio from our unicorn hat kids workshop last week with our teacher Zoe of @zoefelicecostumes 
Zoe is also teaching our Beyond Basics Kid's Sewing course starting Tuesday 24th April. Still a few places left.
Happy trio from our unicorn hat kids workshop last week with our teacher Zoe of @zoefelicecostumes Zoe is also teaching our Beyond Basics Kid's Sewing course starting Tuesday 24th April. Still a few places left.
#Repost @fash_rev_ausnz
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#lovedclotheslast! #Repost @mindful_mending
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Love your clothes! Don't give up on them and throw them away-- instead, mend them and create a visible history of your experiences! #upcycledclothing #sustainablefashion #upcycle #sustainablefashion #sustainability #slowfashion #mindfulmending #mending #repairculture #fashionrevolution #lovedclotheslast
Zipper workshop in progress.....
Zipper workshop in progress.....