CLASSES & TUITION
Our classes are held by Allmake staff and guest teachers who are highly experienced with all models of sewing machines and are keen to teach and help you no matter what level of experience you have, or what age you are!
To view our current Allmake Class Planner, click below or to have a copy posted out, please contact us.
Get to know your sewing machine.
Become familiar with your sewing machine by learning about each part of your machine, how it works and how to maintain it. This is a one off class customised for your machine, booking is essential. In a one on one setting, we work through the functions and features at a pace that you feel comfortable with, so that you feel competent using all aspects of your machine. We take the time to show you how to use your needle threader, wind a bobbin correctly, thread the machine, how to use all the knobs, dials and buttons, and go through all your accessories that come with the machine. We also go through the maintenance and basic handling of the machine.
Tutors: Corrie McNeil, Margrit Leuenberger or Wendy Murray
Cost: $85 (1 hr)
Please note, this is a free class for all owners of new machines bought at Allmake, embroidery machines owners receive a second lesson for learning how to use the embroidery unit.
The Ninth Stitch Creative.
Take part in lessons from a Massey University Fashion Design graduate. Susi has a passion and curiosity for all areas of fashion design including pattern-making, clothing construction, bridal, lingerie and swimwear. Susi loves a challenge and would love you to join her in her classes so she can help you with where ever you are at in your sewing project! Bring any project—still to be started, half started or almost finished - along to this class. She can help with deciphering patterns, fittings, putting in zips/buttons/cording/elastic, how to overcome sticky situations and of course, having fun. Held last Wednesday morning, and second Thursday night of each month—booking is essential. As of February Susi is teaching on Thursday nights, twice a month.
Tutor: Susi Benger
Cost: $30 per class (max 4 students per class)
Please contact Susi on 0416 525 098 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book and pay prior to class to reserve your spot.
Get to know your overlocker (part 1).
Become acquainted with the basic functions of your overlocker in this hands on class. Margrit knows overlockers inside out, no matter which brand or model. You will learn how to thread, maintain and set the tension for different fabrics and set the machine up for rolled hem, 3-thread and 4-thread overlocking. You will leave this class feeling more competent and empowered! This class is a lot of fun – come and learn about something which USUALLY only brings frustration. This is a one off practical, hands on class, booking is essential.
Tutor: Margrit Leuenberger
Cost: $75 (2-2.5 hrs, max 6 students per class)
Please note, this is a free class for all owners of new machines bought at Allmake.
Get to know your overlocker (part 2).
If you have done the ‘Get to know your overlocker’ Class, and are hungry for more, this class is for you! Learn about gathering, turning corners, tips and tricks, using the differential to get some special effects and much more! Booking is essential.
Tutor: Margrit Leuenberger
Cost: $75 (2-2.5 hours)
Machine Embroidery and Digitizing.
Carol Undy takes you through how to digitize with Bernina software on her online blog and courses. She has an amazing amount of knowledge, has the support of Bernina Australia and offers basics right through to advanced courses. Click here for more info on Carol Undy, and ensure you enter the coupon code : allmake10 for 10% discount!