If you would like further information about any of our classes please get in touch by email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. bynley@xtra.co.nz

Tailor's Tools

 Dresmaking (Intermediate)

$200 per person (Intermediate Level) 

Start date: Wed, 17 Feb (8 week course)

If you have mastered the art of beginners dressmaking and are looking for your next challenge, book in for this class with our lovely Robyn.  Make a garment of your choice.

with Robyn

 School Holiday Class

$85per person (price includes materials & kit)


Start date: Thur 22 April (11am - 3pm)

Make your own 2in1 Beach Towel Bag

OPTION 2: take home a new Bernette Sew n Go 1 Machine and pay $280 all inclusive!!  (depending on Stock availability) cannot always be guaranteed with shipping.  Make your own bag that is also a beach towel! You can bring your own machine or hire a machine from us for $5 per session

with Robyn

Bernina BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator)

$25 per person (bring BSR, machine & 40cm 3 square layer)

date:  Thursday April 22nd 11am - 12

If you missed out on this class last year, put your name down now and we will find another date.  This is a great little play class to get familiar and play with your Bernina Stitch Regulator to master and understand exactly how it works. Experience the free motion stitching.

with Robyn

Upcycling your clothing
$90 per person

Start date: 10am-12.30pm x 3 Saturdays
                  8, 15, 22 May

Have a bit of fun upcycling & just changing the look on your favourite items in your wardrobe, that need time for a change! The result will be amazing . 

with Rosemary

Beginners Patchwork

$90 per person

Start date:  Wed,12 May from 5- 8pm

3 x Wednesdays


In this class you will learn about measuring, cutting piecing, and freehanding with your machine. Creating a nice sampler piece to keep.Also learning a few pattern designs along the way, its a great introductory to machine patchwork & quilting, which give you a little more confidence.

with Robyn

Patchwork Elephant

$90 per person

Start date:  Date TBC

                  Time TBC

This is a fun way to construct a large elephant while learning the art of  crazy patching and embellishing the elephant, these all look amazing finished, another fun project.

with Robyn

Learn to Sew 

$140 per person

Start date: Thu, 11 Feb (6 week course)


Next Class: Thurs  8 April  x 6  (Fully booked)

Come and meet the wonderful Millie and learn the art of beginners dressmaking.  Learn or refresh your knowledge of basic sewing techniques which will help you become more confident in sewing.

with Millie

Bernette Club 

6 months  

 Fri, 19 Mar (11am-1pm) B77

Sat 13 March 9am-1pm B79  Machine plus Embroidery $40

Get to know your Bernette 77 & 79 machine and explore its fantastic embroidery features.

with Robyn

Make your overlocker cover

$45 per person (plus a kit required)

Start date: Sat, 10 April (9.30pm - 1pm)

Come and create a cover for your overlocker, using the overlocker techniques you've learnt we will supply a pattern, and you can decide if you want to make it up in squares or one complete cove with little seams., 

with Robyn

Pattern Drafting

$120 per person

Start date:  Mon, 1 Mar (6 week course)


Next Class  - has a wait list (Date to be advised)

You will be learning the art of getting that top block to fit, .  This provides a chance to also make the garment in  a follow up class if desired. 

with Anessa

Mother & Daughter Class

$60 per person

Now    Sat  12 June   10.30 - 3pm

Make a lovely tote bag using our large ring Grommets and also a wee journal cover.  Bring your lunch and mix it up with some fun quality time together!!  

with Robyn

Coverstitch Class B48

$TBC per person

Start date:  Date TBC

                  Time TBC

Tips & Tricks of this machine and become  comfortable with converting from overlock to Coverstitch mode.  

with Robyn


$140 per person

Start date:  Tue, 9 Feb (6 week course)


Next class:  6 April - 1 May (Fully Booked)

Time: 6pm - 8.30

Come and dressmake with Millie.  Millie's extensive experience and gentle teaching manner will have you falling in love with sewing.

with Millie

 Block Printing on Fabric

$85 per person  

Start date: Sat, 20 Feb (2h session)

This workshop is suitable for anyone and you achieve the following skills:
- Preparing your fabric and paint for printing
- Achieving the optimum print
- Designing unique patterns with standard print blocks
- Colour theory and blending basics

with Denise

Heirloom Techniques

$90 plus needs list

Start date: TBC

Learn some wonderful heirloom techniques.

with Robyn

Know You Machine 3,4,5&7 Series

$25 per person

3 Series:   Sat  17 Apr 11am-1pm

4 Series:   NEXT CLASS IS Monday 19 April 12.30-2.30pm

5 Series:   Tue 23 Feb (10.30am - 12.30pm  OR Sat 20 Mar (10am - 12 mid day)

7 Series :    Mon 15 Feb  10.30- 12.30/1pm

                   2 hour session

Come and get even more familiar with your amazing machines,  this could be a refresher for you, as it can be hard to retain all the features they  have. 

with Robyn/Millie

Merino Stretch Sewing

$80 per person

Start date:  June 2nd - 16th Wed evenings 

                   Time5.30pm - 8.30

Make a stretch garment or two and learn some techniques on how to work with  these fabrics, to make life easier when constructing.

with Robyn 

Embroidery Balls Machine Class

  Date  Thursday 29 April 

 Time  12noon -2pm ish  $30 includes fabric

bring your lunch

This is such a fund and quick class that  anyone with a Bernette or Bernina Embroidery Machine can attend.  Numbers are limited to 4 at a time. You will complete a  lovely Embroidered Felt Ball. (choose your colour .  A design from Bernina that you can save in the machine and make more - sew sew easy!!!

with Robyn