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Class:  Creative Springtime Gathering
Teacher: N/A .
Cost:  FREE includes morning tea.
Category: Information Session
Our Creative Gatherings are the biggest fun event of the year! It's a chance to take time out and enjoy morning tea with us and like minded creative people. This is where our upcoming classes, news and events are revealed, so you will get first chance to book in. You can also be part of our Show and Tell and show off what you’ve made in our classes. The ladies from Days For Girls will be here talking about what they do & what they've achieved this year. We will also have a special guest. Come and meet Christine, a local artist who has designed some of the latest Diamond Dotz designs. She will be happy to sign her designs. There's always fun and surprises and a beautiful morning tea will be provided.   
Special Notes:
Places are limited, so don’t delay in making your booking!
Class Schedule:
  • Thursday, 3 October, 10:00 - 12:00
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    Class:  Days for Girls Training Day
    Cost:  FREE
    Category: Charity
    This is a FREE training day. Learn how to make reusable feminine hygiene kits for the Days for Girls program. Students will be provided with a DFG training kit consisting of a shield and pocket pattern template, sufficient pre-cut and washed fabric shields ready for assembly (2), flannelette liners and hot spot inserts. Volunteers for this training day will have an interest in continuing to make these kits at home in your own time or you can come each month. Please bring your own sewing machine.   
    Special Notes:
    We need you to register for this training day as we can only train 6 people at a time.
    Class Schedule:
  • Wednesday, 28 August, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Wednesday, 25 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Wednesday, 30 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Wednesday, 27 November, 09:30 - 12:30
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    Class:  Foot Techniques
    Teacher: Liz Daniel
    Cost:  $30 plus materials
    Category: Sewing, Scan n Cut Machine
    This will be a fun class where we will explore the possibilities of your machine. We will concentrate on one particular foot or technique each month eg. cording, piping, heirloom stitching, circular attachment, zipper techniques, the list is almost endless. Most machines are capable of a lot more than you realise! You will create a reference book with these samples & the notes given at each class.   
    Special Notes:
    Book in early as there are limited places in this class. Be sure to check what you need to bring to each class. Call to enquire which technique is on for the month.
    Class Schedule:
  • Tuesday, 17 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Tuesday, 15 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Tuesday, 19 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Tuesday, 17 December, 09:30 - 12:30
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    Class:  Hand Sewing Circle
    Cost:  Cost: $25.00 per class Fabric extra.
    Category: Patchwork, Sewing, Handmade
    This group is for those that enjoy the peaceful satisfaction of hand-sewing. Deb is our expert hand sewing tutor and can teach sashiko, candlewicking, needle turn applique, English paper piecing and hand quilting. We are also pleased to offer The "Dear Jane" quilt in this class. You can join this friendly group at any time.  
    Special Notes:
    To make the Dear Jane Quilt, it is a requirement that you purchase the Dear Jane book. You can join this class at any time but you do need to book in as limited places.
    Class Schedule:
  • Monday, 2 September, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Monday, 16 September, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Monday, 30 September, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Monday, 14 October, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Monday, 28 October, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Monday, 11 November, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Monday, 25 November, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Monday, 9 December, 13:00 - 16:00
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    Class:  Monday Machine Patchwork with Deb
    Cost:  $25 1/2 day ($40 all day) Plus materials
    Category: Patchwork, Sewing
    This class is for those with some experience in patchwork that just need a teacher there to help when necessary. Deb has many years experience in patchwork & quilting and she also understands most machines. She has a Sweet Sixteen quilting machine which she loves using! This class is not a beginners class.  
    Special Notes:
    Please book into this class as there are limited places.
    Class Schedule:
  • Monday, 26 August, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 9 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 23 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 21 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 4 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 18 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 2 December, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 16 December, 09:30 - 12:30
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    Class:  NEW BEGINNERS - Simple but Stunning Quilts
    Cost:  $30 per class plus materials (6 class block 13/9 - 22/11 to be paid in advance $180 )
    Category: Patchwork
    If you have always wanted to learn Patchwork then this is the class to join. Sharon French, from Morning Star Quilting, is passionate about teaching beginners patchwork techniques so you can learn the correct skills to make a beautiful quilt. It is all about accuracy - accurate cutting, piecing and pressing. It sounds simple, but there are many little tricks that Sharon will share with you as you embark on your quilting journey. She is planning a series of quilts, entitled Simple but Stunning Quilts. This will give you a taste for quilting and you will quickly achieve beautiful quilts, while learning many techniques to enable you to undertake more challenging quilting projects in the future.  
    Special Notes:
    This new class starts 13 September, the next New Beginners class will not start until next year. Book early on 4365 1127 for this class as limited places available. Pay a deposit to hold your place & remember to pick up a requirements list when booking in.
    Class Schedule:
  • Friday, 13 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 27 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 11 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 25 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 8 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 22 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 6 December, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 20 December, 09:30 - 16:30
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    Class:  Patch & Quilt with Sharon
    Cost:  $30 plus materials
    Category: Patchwork
    Sharon French from Morning Star Quilting, joined the team at Hobbysew in April 2018. Sharon is passionate about teaching patchwork so people can learn the correct skills to make a beautiful quilt. She has a series of quilts entitled "Simple but Stunning Quilts" planned for this class. This will give you a taste for patchwork so you will quickly achieve beautiful quilts, while learning many techniques to enable you to undertake more challenging patchwork projects in the future.   
    Special Notes:
    Please call 4365 1127 to book & pay a deposit to hold your place in this class. Book early for this class as limited places available. This class is for those who are a little more experienced & are past all the basics of beginners.
    Class Schedule:
  • Monday, 2 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 16 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 30 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 14 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 28 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 11 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 25 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday, 9 December, 09:30 - 12:30
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    Class:  Quilt and Sew with Monica
    Cost:  $40.00 Pattern and fabric extra
    Category: Patchwork, Sewing, Scan n Cut Machine
    Enjoy a fun and social day sewing in a light and bright friendly atmosphere. Monica has over 90 sewing patterns ranging from Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) quilts, handbags and simple clothing patterns for women and children, just choose one and she’ll help you make it or complete a project that you’ve already started. Bring your sewing machine and your sewing equipment. This is an ongoing class that you can join at anytime.  
    Special Notes:
    Hobbysew stock a large range of Monica Poole sewing patterns. Drop into the shop to choose your pattern and fabric. Perhaps get your pattern cut out and ready to sew. You can see all of her designs at: https://www.patternpoole.com
    Class Schedule:
  • Tuesday, 27 August, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Tuesday, 26 November, 09:30 - 15:00
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    Class:  Ruler Work - Beginners
    Cost:  $30 plus materials
    Category: Patchwork
    Would you love to learn a new, fun method of quilting? Maybe you don't have the confidence to free motion? If you haven't tried Ruler work yet this is the class for you. Samples will be done in this class so you can then apply your new found knowledge to your own quilts. Bookings Essential.   
    Special Notes:
    You will need to bring your sewing machine in perfect working order. You will also need to make sure you have the Ruler Work feet (to suit your machine) to be able to do this class, these may need to be ordered in so please book in early to allow the time for this. Pick up a requirements & preparation list when booking. Limited places available & this class always books out fast.
    Class Schedule:
  • Friday, 15 November, 09:30 - 12:30
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    Class:  School Holidays - Diamond Dotz
    Cost:  $20 includes 2 x Beginner's kits of your choice
    Category: Kids Classes
    Diamond Dotz are a big hit in the art market and suitable for all ages. This class is a beginners Class designed for 7+ year old children. There will be a choice of Beginners kits available on the day. This is a fun activity for the School Holidays. It will take about an hour to complete one beginners kit.   
    Special Notes:
    Please call the Erina store on 4365 1127 to book as there are limited places available & these classes will fill very fast. Payment will be required on booking.
    Class Schedule:
  • Wednesday, 2 October, 09:30 - 11:30
  • Wednesday, 9 October, 09:30 - 11:30
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    Class:  Sew for Charity
    Teacher: N/A .
    Cost:  FREE
    Category: Charity
    Come & join this group of friendly ladies who are sewing for Charity. This is a new group which will run on the 4th Thursday of each month.  
    Special Notes:
    Please ring to let us know you are coming as we need to know numbers in advance.
    Class Schedule:
  • Thursday, 22 August, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Thursday, 26 September, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Thursday, 24 October, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Thursday, 28 November, 09:30 - 15:00
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    Class:  Sit and Sew with Deb
    Cost:  $25 Plus materials
    Category: Patchwork, Sewing
    This fun class is for those who like to do their own thing, with some experience in patchwork but just need a tutor available for guidance. It is not a beginners class. Deb has many years experience in patchwork & quilting and she also understands most machines. She has a Sweet Sixteen quilting machine which she loves using!  
    Special Notes:
    It is essential to book into this class as there are limited places. You do need to bring your own machine & all the usual sewing requirements to this class.
    Class Schedule:
  • Friday, 23 August, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 6 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 20 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 4 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 18 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 1 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 15 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 29 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 13 December, 09:30 - 12:30
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    Class:  Sit and Sew with Sharon
    Cost:  $30 plus materials
    Category: Patchwork
    Sharon French from Morning Star Quilting, is passionate about teaching patchwork techniques so you can learn the skills to make a beautiful quilt.Sharon will share many tricks with you as you travel on your amazing quilting journey. This will give you a taste for quilting and you will quickly achieve beautiful quilts, while learning many techniques to enable you to undertake more challenging quilting projects as you progress into the future.  
    Special Notes:
    Bookings are being taken now. Book early on 4365 1127 for this class as limited places available. Pay a deposit to hold your place & remember to pick up a requirements list when booking in.
    Nexr Beginners Class starts Fri 21 June 1-4pm
    Class Schedule:
  • Friday, 13 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 27 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 11 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 25 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 8 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 22 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 6 December, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Friday, 20 December, 09:30 - 12:30
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    Class:  Small Projects
    Teacher: Liz Daniel
    Cost:  $30 plus materials
    Category: Scan n Cut Machine
    Each month we will make a small project using some of the fun techniques learnt in the Foot Techniques class. You might be using your cording foot, piping foot & zipper foot or even your circular attachment. We might be making a wallet, cushion or a jewellery bag. Learn some great tricks & tips in this fun class as well as utilising more features of your machine. Most projects will be completed in one class.   
    Special Notes:
    Be sure to book early for this class & pick up a requirements list to give you time for preparation. You do need to bring your own sewing machine & all normal sewing
    requirements to this class.
    Class Schedule:
  • Tuesday, 3 September, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Tuesday, 1 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Tuesday, 5 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Tuesday, 3 December, 09:30 - 12:30
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    Class:  Thursday Social Club
    Teacher: N/A .
    Cost:  $15
    Category: Patchwork, Garment Making, Sewing
    Come along for a day of social sewing & bring whatever you are currently working on. This class runs once a month on the second Thursday of the month. It is a fun class where you will meet like minded people. It is a very friendly group that is open to anyone to join. It doesn't matter what you are sewing whether it is patchwork, dressmaking or just clothing repairs & alterations.   
    Special Notes:
    Please book in as there are limited places for this day.
    Class Schedule:
  • Thursday, 12 September, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Thursday, 10 October, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Thursday, 14 November, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Thursday, 12 December, 09:30 - 15:00
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    Class:  Tuesday Social Club
    Teacher: N/A .
    Cost:  $15
    Category: Patchwork, Garment Making, Sewing
    Come along for a day of social sewing & bring whatever you are currently working on. This class runs once a month on the second Tuesday of the month. It is a fun class where you will meet like minded people. It is a very friendly group that is open to anyone to join.  
    Special Notes:
    Please book in as there are limited places for this day.
    Class Schedule:
  • Tuesday, 10 September, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Tuesday, 24 September, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Tuesday, 8 October, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Tuesday, 22 October, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Tuesday, 29 October, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Tuesday, 12 November, 09:30 - 15:00
  • Tuesday, 10 December, 09:30 - 12:30
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    Class:  Understand your Overlocker
    Cost:  $40.00 per class includes kit
    Category: Sewing
    In this class you will learn all the basics plus tips and tricks for building skills with your overlocker. We will cover maintenance, threading, tensions, as well as differential feed. We will also cover 4 thread, 3 thread, narrow hem & rolled hem if time permits  
    Special Notes:
    Please bring your overlocker in good working order plus your instruction manual & ALL accessories. Book early for this class as numbers are limited. If your machine has not been used or serviced in the last 2 years it will need to be serviced in plenty of time before class. We can organise a service for you with our machine mechanic.
    Class Schedule:
  • Wednesday, 16 October, 09:30 - 13:30