Sew you have a sewing machine, but are you getting the most out of it?
We offer a large variety of classes to help you on your way, and in addition, you'll have a great time and meet new friends

with a common interest.

Check out our great range of sewing, craft and patchwork classes all held at our new Mt. Gravatt mega store.

We also conduct art quilting classes, quilting classes and Computer classes. Click on the Calendar links below for details of classes and times.

Events & Classes

Bookings and prepayment are necessary for all these classes




Thursday 21st October 10-12



Hands on class for Pfaff owners


For those who own Pfaff machines this is your chance to learn more about its operation with someone who has years of experience with these machines.


FREE TO Sewco Club members







Sunday 10th October9.30 – 2.30


Come in and see the kits available for this quilt




"Lovebird Lane" has five birdhouse themed blocks.  Birds are quilting at the "Quilter's Re-tweet", gardening at "Birdie's Garden", having cupcakes & afternoon tea at "Sweet Tweets", relaxing at "Lovebird Cottage" and receiving a special bundle of joy at "Special Delivery"!


Block of the Month Class over 10 months


 Blocks and beautiful Tulip border are all EASY piecing--NO templates! The quilt measures 72" x 62" finished size.  There are 6 patterns to complete the quilt.


Let’s Make Quilts with Donna


Friday 1st October 9.15-12.15


(First Friday morning of each month)



Join this experienced teacher to work on exciting patchworking projects.

Those who know Donna from Annerley days will remember her classes where you learn lots while you have fun.




Beginners Sewing



For absolute beginners we have a great deal to start your sewing life.

Your first course of 4 lessons including the pattern  costs $115.95.  That’s all it takes to get you started.

After that, when you are an enthusiastic sewer, you can buy a block of 4 lessons in advance for $100.



Sewing with Karen




Mondays  2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd,30th August         6-9 pm


Mondays 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September  6-9 pm











Start from the beginning learning how to choose your fabric, cut out a garment, and put it together professionally in any of our Basic Sewing Classes.  From beginners to those who have already done some sewing, we have a class to suit. 

Karen will take you step by step through the process on Monday nights giving tips that will last your sewing career.

Start with our basic pyjama pattern to give you the basics.









$100 for initial course of 4 classes, or $27.50 per individual class

thereafter unless paid in advance



Basic Sewing with Stephanie

Mondays  2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd,30th August         6-9 pm


Mondays 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September  6-9 pm

Saturdays for Beginners

14th, 28th August 12.45-3.45

11th, 18th Sept 12.45-3.45

Saturday Sewing with Stephanie

Sat 14th , 28th Aug 9.15-12.15

11th, 18th Sept 9.15-12.15



Even if you have never sewn a garment before and the last time you touched a sewing machine was at high school, we can teach you how to create something individual.  

The basic pyjama pattern teaches you the basics to apply to your future sewing.




For those who cannot come to classes during the week, here is the chance to do dressmaking on a Saturday.

$100 for initial course of 4 classes, or $27.50 per individual class

thereafter unless paid in advance






Your Choice Sewing  with Stephanie


Wednesdays 4th, 18th, 25th August 6-9






This is a great opportunity to finish that dressmaking project you started and gave up because you need a little help.

Come along and work with expert tuition to answer your questions and get advice on the correct techniques.




Sewing with Brenda

Beginners Only


Wednesdays  4th,18th, 25th August  9.15-12.15

Wednesdays  4th,18th, 25th August  12.45-3.45

Wednesdays  1st, 8th, 15th  September  9.15-12.15

Wednesdays  1st,8th,15th  September 12.45-3.45




Start from the beginning learning how to choose your fabric, cut out a garment, and put it together professionally in any of our Basic Sewing Classes.  From beginners to those who have already done some sewing, start here to get the basics.


For those who want to start to sew garments but can only come on Saturdays. 

$100 for initial course of 4 classes, or $27.50 per individual class

thereafter unless paid in advance






Sewing with Brenda


Fridays  6th,13th,20th,27th August  9.15-12.15

Fridays 6th, 13th, 27th August 12.45-3.45

Fridays  3rd, 10th 17th Sept  9.15-12.15

Fridays  3rd, 10th  Sept  12.45-3.45




Brenda teaches everyone from beginners to advanced dressmakers to sew with tips gathered over years of experience. 

Make a dress for yourself or clothes for your children  and learn minor pattern alterations to get a garment you are proud of.


$100 for initial course of 4 classes, or $27.50 per individual class

thereafter unless paid in advance




Serge & Merge



Check Calendar for latest dates


Using the Serge & Merge book you make a project each month which teaches you more about your overlocker.




Next Class in October


Learn how to operate your overlocker and become confident in every step of the process and learn techniques such as rolled hem, flatlocking, gathering, attaching elastic and more.





Happy Hollow Xmas Projects with Susan



 (1st Sat each month)



Saturday 4th Sept   9.15-12.15


Don’t be late for Christmas 2010. Start each month with a project which can be used as a decoration or as a gift in a monthly Club which is just plain fun. Try out the Happy Hollow designs for a contemporary style.

Don’t forget you need to book in to ensure we have enough kits..

Ring to book and receive preparation notes for the class.

$27.50 plus kit


Vintage Yo Yo Santa


Amy Butler Bag with Stephanie



Sunday 12th September


This renowned American designer has a popular following in those who recognize trendy design and want to be up to the minute and practical with bold colours and simple design features.  Stephanie has made several of Amy Butler’s Bag Patterns for herself and will teach you how you can make one too.  Choose the one that suits you best.





5 hour Class

$50  includes kit of interfacing and haby items.  Does not include your choice of exterior fabric.





Block  of The Month  with Theresa  - Stitchers Garden – 12 classes

Wed  15th Sept  9.15-12.15


(3rd Wednesday each month)




The program is based on Lynda Howell’s (of The Stitch Connection) Stitcher’s Garden pattern and uses different feet each month and teaches how to utilize decorative stitches on your sewing machine.  Each month when you make a block for the 85" x 93" quilt you learn about how a different foot is used and have much more knowledge about your machine.

$35 plus Kit

Machine Embroidery Basics

4 lessons fortnightly


Saturday 28th August

Saturday 11th September

9.15 – 12.15

This is a class designed for students new to embroidery. Help you get familiar with hooping, transferring designs to your machine and understanding threads, needles and stabilizers

$27.50 per lesson




Jacobean Garden Quilt with Theresa 6 Classes


Wed 1st September 9.15-12.15

(1st Wed each month)

Note : No Class in July


Kenny Kreations designed this combination of French Braid and machine embroidery to stunning effect.

Complete the quilt in 6 classes. Make it totally individual with your choice of fabric.



$27.50 per class


Beginners’ Quilt


Mon   23rd, 30th August  9.15-12.15

Sat 21st August  9.15-12.15

Mon 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Sept 9.15-12.15

Sat 4th, 18th Sept  9.15-12.15



Start your patchworking journey here with a class which teaches everything starting with the basics - choosing fabric, cutting it correctly with the right tools, and the tips and tricks to sewing and quilting it.  Six lessons usually sees you complete your quilt from choice of fabric to final binding.

Learning how to use the rulers and rotary cutters is the first step towards achieving with a hobby which you will find fulfilling and rewarding.


Your Choice Classes with Susan or Lyn

Wed nights 18th Aug, 1st , 15th Sept,  6pm

Thursdays 26th, Aug, 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th Sept  9.15-12.15  Thursdays 19th, 26th, Aug, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Sept  12.45-3.45

Thursdays 19th, 26th, Aug, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Sept  6-9

Work on your own project under the guidance of an experienced teacher.  No need to flounder on alone when there is expert advice available.




Sylvia’s Bridal




Sunday 12th Sept 10-1

(3rd Sunday each month)

Following the success of Jennifer Chiaverini's novels  about the Elm Creek Quilters we hold a monthly Sunday class where you can work on the fabulous Sylvia's Bridal Sampler quilt with its 140 blocks.  Join in when you can and work at your own pace with like-minded quilters for a social, fun day.


SEWCO CLUBS – Where you watch a demonstration


Embroidery Club


Sat 11th Sept 1-3 or

Tues 14th Sept  10-12 or 1-3


(2nd Tuesday and 2nd Saturday each month)

Embroidery Club is for those customers who own an embroidery machine or who would like to, with demonstrations of different projects each month. To belong to both sewing and embroidery clubs, club fees increase to only $55 per year.

Free to  Club Members who pay $42.50 annual fee

Sewing Club

Saturday 28th August 1-3

Tues 24th Aug  10-12 or 1-3

Wednesday 25th Aug  10-12

Sat 25th Sept 1-3

Tuesday 28th Sept 10-12, 1-3

Or Wed 29th Sept 10-12


(Last Tues, Wed or Sat each month)

Sewco Club costs $42.50 per year, per membership. Club members are entitled to a 10% discount on haberdashery, needles, presser feet, parts, books, quilting accessories including fabric wadding, software. Extra spot specials are available only to members. Learn all about these extras at one of the monthly club sessions that are free to attend. Free club membership for the first year is a bonus of machine purchases.

Free to Club members


Martha Pullen Club


Friday 17th Sept 1-3


3rd Friday of each month

We are certified Martha Pullen teachers demonstrating her well known and exquisite heirloom techniques and unique projects.

$15.00 includes CD with pattern


Mystery Embroidery


Friday  17th Sept 9.15-12.15


Tuesday 21st Sept 9.15-12.15


(3rd Tuesday or 3rd Friday )


For those with embroidery machines, this is a chance to learn more about how your machine works and complete a project in class at the same time.  Made completely in the hoop with a variety of techniques.





Free Block



Sat 21st Aug 10-11.30


Wed 8th Sept  10-11.30

Saturday 18th Sept   10-11.30


(2nd Wed and 3rd Sat monthly)

Premium Club members can come along to a Free Block demonstration each month. You will receive a free block ready to assemble and watch a demonstration of how the block goes together and what you can make with it. If you return your completed block in a project, you will receive a new FREE block. See the finished creations as a full quilt from the 2009 demonstrations.

$15 annual fee

added to normal

Club membership



Small Quilt


Saturday 21st Aug  12.45-3.45

Thurs 16th Sept  9.15-12.15

Sat 18th Sept  12.45-3.45

Monday 20th Sept  9.15-12.15

(3rd Mon, Thur and Sat monthly

Premium Club members also receive a FREE Class in Small Quilt each month when they buy the kit for that month.  Projects vary from cushions to bags, wallhangings and quilting accessory items.


Pay the extra $15 on top of annual Club membership and receive this FREE class

CIMG3933.JPGAugust –Father’s Day Tool Kit project



Husqvarna Full 4D  Software System Class 5 Lessons with Donna

Friday 26th August 9.15-12.15 (Last Friday of the month)

Mastering the software to create your embroidery designs is so much easier when you are led step by step through the process.  Bring your laptop with the programme loaded to learn to use it to its full advantage.




EQ 6 With Theresa


Friday 27th Aug 9.15-12.15


$27.50 per class.  Must own programme