Sewing Classes

Julie Red Projects offer mixed classes for all sewing skill levels – from complete beginner to advanced.
In Term 4 (October – December) we’ll be running these sessions:

– Sew Good (beginner course) – Saturdays 10am – 1pm
– Sew Much Better (intermediate course) – Wednesdays 12 – 3pm
– Sew On & Sew On: Choose your own projects (intermediate level) – Wednesdays 12 – 3pm
– Sewcial Sewing Sessions – Mondays 12 – 4pm OR Fridays 9 – 1pm

– After School Kids Sewing Classes (aged 10-14yrs)
Thursday afternoons 4pm – 6pm

Most classes are 3 hours in length and run as 8 or 9 week courses across school terms or as one-off workshops. If you only need a class every now and again you can attend on a casual basis (subject to availability)

Classes are small and friendly, with 4 to 6 participants. All sewing machines and equipment are provided and there’s a library of books about fashion and textiles to inspire you. Classes are fun and roll out in a relaxed, informal manner… so there’s plenty of time for a cup of tea and a chat.

If you’re a beginner you can start with the basics outlined below in the SEW GOOD course, sewing through the projects at your own pace. Students with a bit more experience can choose from beginner or intermediate projects in SEW MUCH BETTER. More confident students can choose their own projects in the SEW ON & SEW ON classes.

All classes aren’t offered every term, they run when there’s demand.
Send us an email if you’re interested in anything listed below.

For bookings and info ph: 0401 534 502 or email:

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Sew Good – 8 week Beginners sewing course
Completely new to sewing? Or want to go back and start from the basics? This beginners course will introduce you to the sewing machine, its parts and functions, sewing terminology and have you using patterns and sewing up a storm in no time! Projects include: Machine Basics; Button Up & Zip It (buttonholes, hems, casings & zips); Snazzy cushions; Sling bag; Make do & Mend; and A-line Skirt (or PJ pants)
Skill level: No previous sewing experience required

Sew Nuture Thyself
Beginner/Intermediate level sewing course for those who need to escape the domestic landscape, have some time out from family demands, and make something useful for yourself. Structured classes with organised projects each week, materials supplied most weeks means no mucking around, you just have to turn up & enjoy. Projects include: lavender eye bag; cushions; kitchen apron; shopping bag; hot water bottle belt; slippers; gardening/harvest apron; phone tidy
Skill level: Used a machine once or twice (If No previous sewing experience – do a quick ‘Sewing Intro’ class)

Sew Manly – Blokes Beginner Sewing Course
Learn your way around a sewing machine, insert a zip, replace a button, patch those holes, take up hems. Never ask for sewing favours again. Sew your own boxer shorts/pj’s and shirt. Impress everyone with your sewing skills!
Skill level: No previous sewing experience required

Kids classes – after school or can be arranged on demand during school holidays
Designed to get kids excited about learning sewing skills in the process of making their own designed and decorated projects. Depending on the project, kids will learn a variety of skills from: how to draw a simple pattern, add seam allowance, cut out fabric, decorate with applique, stitch together on the sewing machine, handstitch to decorate & finish projects.
Sessions are 1.5 to 3 hours duration.
No sewing experience necessary.
Ages 10+

School holiday classes can be arranged on demand, or talk to us about birthday party sewing classes


SEW ON & SEW ON – ‘Choose your own project’ classes
Set your own projects for nine weeks, work at your own pace and receive expert guidance to help you interpret pattern instructions and demonstrate tricky bits. You can begin projects from scratch or bring in all those unfinished projects.
Skill level: Intermediate

SEW STRETCH – 8 week stretch sewing course
Want to sew stretch & knit fabrics with confidence? Learn the tricks of handling and finishing stretch garments. This eight week course covers: Overlocker Basics – get to know your overlocker intimately; Make a Simple Tee; Leggings; skirt; pattern of your own choice You will learn how to trouble shoot overlocker faults, how to lay out and cut jersey fabric, how to attach stretch bindings, sew in elastic for waistbands and how to hem your garments.
8 x 3 hour sessions
Skill level: Beginners level completed or similar sewing experience
BYO: Overlocker

SEW MUCH BETTER – 9 week Intermediate sewing course
Know the basics of sewing but want to build skills & confidence under expert guidance?
This 9 week intermediate level course will take your skills soaring to new heights!
Includes: Wide Leg Pants – Learn to assemble a fly front + scoop pockets
Semi-Fitted Shirt – Ease in a sleeve, add a collar, buttonholes!
Summer Dress – work through a commercial pattern of your choice making personal adjustments and sewing to a professional finish
Skill level: Beginners level completed or similar sewing experience

Intermediate – competent machine sewer
Got a burning desire to turn heads but have nothing to wear? Neck adornment is all you need. Ruffs, flounces and jabots. You’ll be the talk of the town in your everyday ruff wear.


Learn something new with your besties. Sew much fun!
Just organise a date & time, get up to 6 people together and sew that thing!
Classes are generally 3 hours long, but longer sessions, or 2-3 sessions can be negotiated depending on the project.

IDEAS for classes:
– Kids clothing – Tees, shorts, skirts, pants
– Cloth nappy workshops for new mums-to-be
– Sling Bag, shopping bag
– Cushion covers
– Stretch fabric sewing ie: leggings, comfy undies

Contact Julie to organise your sewing party session


If you want a sewing space and timeslot (but don’t need a teacher) without any distracting domestic duties encroaching upon you.  Grab a friend, commit to a weekly sewing date and grow your wardrobe or mend and alter your current clothes.

Sewcial sessions can be casual one-offs, or you can commit to a term of weekly sewing dates.