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

 Dressmaking (Intermediate)

$160 per person  

Start date:   Wed, 30 June (6 week course)
Time:            6-8.30pm

Next Class: Wed, 11 Aug

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

$80 per person
(price includes materials & kit)


Start date: Thu, 15 Jul (11am - 3pm)

Make your own 2in1 Beach Towel Bag

 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.

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.

with Robyn

Bernina BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator)

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

Date:  Thu, 10 June (1 session)

Time:  1-2.30pm

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 (3 week course)

Time:          5-8pm

Next Class:10.30am-3pm on Sat, 17 July
                   (2 x 4h sessions)


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

$110 per person

Start date:  September 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 

$150 per person

Start date:   Thu, 17 June (6 week course)

Time:           6-8.30pm

Next Class:  TBC Aug

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

Bernina/Bernette Club 

$50 for 6 x classes  

Start Date: Sat, 26 June
(Last Saturday of every month for 6 months except 21st August)
Time:        11am-12.30pm

Come along and enjoy educational demonstrations of your Bernina and Bernette machines.  Learn features and functions of your machines and what accessory feet can do.  Fun and informative relaxed classes.

with Robyn/Millie

Make your overlocker cover

$45 per person (plus a kit required)

Start date: Fri, 25 June (1 x 3h session)
Time:         11.30am - 2.30

Bring your lunch and come and create a cover for your overlocker.  We'll teach you to use overlocking techniques that are useful in all aspects of sewing.  We'll supply a pattern for guidance and a needs list will be provided upon registration.

with Robyn

Pattern Drafting

$160 per person

Start date:  Expected Mon, 14 June
Time:          5.30-7.30pm (6 week course)

Next Class: TBC

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 Shaz

Mother & Daughter Class

$50 per person

Date:    Sat, 12 June   
Time:   10pm - 2pm

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

$30 per person

Start date:                    Time TBC

Take some time to get to grips with your coverstitch/overlocker machine and become  comfortable with converting from overlock to Coverstitch mode.  Sample class

with Robyn



$160 per person

Start date:  Tue, 15 June  (6 week course)

Time:          6pm - 8.30

Next Class: Tue, 3 Aug

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 Saturday 

Learn some wonderful heirloom techniques.

with Robyn

Know You Machine Series

$30 per person

These classes are run periodically throughout the year.  Please enquire for more details.

Come and get even more familiar with your amazing machines,  this could be a refresher for you after your initial free lesson.

with Robyn/Millie

Merino Stretch Sewing

$90 per person

Start date:  June 2nd - 16th Wed evenings 

Time:          5.30 - 8.30pm

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
$40 per person

 Date:  Sat, 14 August (1 session)

 Time: 1 - 3pm

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