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Online Workshop

In this online sewing workshop series, you’ll create a Bateau (boat neck) style top or smock dress with no fabric wastage using a basic design method that requires only a few personal measurements. Our project will focus on what to consider in regard to clothing fit, utilising the most of our resources with minimal environmental and social impact and an open-ended design approach creating something unique and mindful.

If you have access to a sewing machine and would like to learn how to sew at home, we encourage you to take part of this workshop no matter your gender, background or skill level (suitable for people with beginner to beginner-intermediate sewing experience).

Workshop Outline:

  • Week One: Measurements, pattern making and technique sampling
  • Week Two: Fabric cutting and sewing preparation
  • Week Three: Garment production


Along with a desktop computer with Zoom and stable internet, workshop participants will need access to;

  • Sewing machine (with needles and thread)
  • Iron and ironing table
  • Sewing kit (fabric scissors, pins, chalk, thread picker, measuring tape, tweezers)
  • Craft paper/butchers’ paper (e.g. newspaper taped together); rectangular width and height of your body
  • Stationery (ruler, paper scissors, pencil/pen, sticky tape)
  • Light – medium weight fabric (to be discussed Week 1, needed before Week 2)
  • Scrap fabric


Optional equipment and materials

  • Grading ruler
  • Set square ruler
  • Overlocker sewing machine
  • Light weight Iron on interfacing
  • Bias tape


The workshop will run via Zoom over three x Tuesday evenings;

Tuesday 14 July 6-8pm – Online Zoom session with a break in the middle

Tuesday 21 July 6-8pm – Online Zoom session with a break in the middle

Tuesday 28 July 6-8pm – Online Zoom session with a break in the middle

Please ensure you read through any information sent to you prior to the workshop so you are prepared with software downloads and everything required so everyone can start at the same pace. 

These online workshops are for 18+ only. 

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Applied Creativity