Sewing Classes

Julie Red Projects offer mixed classes for all sewing skill levels – from complete beginner to advanced.
We’re currently running these sessions for adults:
– Pattern making (draft your own bodice block) – Saturday afternoon 1.30am – 4.30pm
– Choose your own projects (intermediate level) – Tuesdays 11.30am – 2.30pm
– Choose your own projects (intermediate level) – Thursday evening 6.30pm – 9.30pm
– Sew Good (beginner level) – Friday afternoon 12.30pm – 3.30pm
– Sew Manly (beginner classes for blokes) – Monday evenings 6.30 – 9.30pm
– Sew Much Better (intermediate classes) – Fridays 9am – 12pm
– Sew Stretch (overlocker classes) – Saturdays 9.30am – 12.30pm

After School kids class (aged 11-13 – or thereabouts)
BEGINNERS: Monday afternoons 4.15pm – 5.45pm
INTERMEDIATE: Tuesday afternoons 4pm – 5.30pm

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. More confident students can choose their own projects.

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 for beginner sewing blokes)
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 – 4 week stretch sewing course
Want to sew stretch & knit fabrics with confidence? Learn the tricks of handling and finishing stretch garments. This four week course covers: Overlocker Basics – get to know your overlocker intimately; Make a Simple Tee; Leggings and Comfy Undies. 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.
4 x 3 hour sessions OR 2 x intensive 6hr sessions – see below
Skill level: Beginners level completed or similar sewing experience
BYO: Overlocker

This class runs when there’s 4 people who want to do it. Let us know if you’re keen!

SEW STRETCH INTENSIVE #1 – Overlocker Basics & Leggings
Does the idea of re-threading your overlocker scare the bejesus out of you? This intensive workshop is for you! Make friends with your overlocker, learn easy-peasy  troubleshooting techniques and whip yourself up some stretch-knit leggings. You’ll also learn about the different types of stretch fabric, how to lay it out and cut it, how to finish your garment with elastic waistbands & hems.
1 x 6 hour session
Skill level: Beginners level completed or similar sewing experience
BYO: Overlocker, 1.4m two-way stretch knit fabric & 4x matching coloured thread

SEW STRETCH INTENSIVE #2 – T-shirt & Comfy Undies
Keep the stretch momentum going with the second half of the SEW STRETCH course and whip up a t-shirt, learning two methods to attach sleeves and how to draft up a neckband to fit your neckline. You might not think home-made knickers are for you, but just wait ’til you try them – Super Comfy!
1 x 6 hour session
Skill level: Beginners level completed or similar sewing experience
BYO: Overlocker, Fabric – t-shirt: 1m stretch knit fabric (1.5 for long sleeves); knickers: 50cm two-way stretch knit fabric; 4x matching thread

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

This class isn’t offered every term, it runs when there’s demand.
Fling us an email if you’re interested.


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