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Sew-Alongs & Online workshops





What is the difference between a sew-along and an online workshop?

A sew-along is when a group of people all work on the same project.  Instructions are distributed electronically, in bite-sized chunks, over a set period of time.  The beauty of a sew-along is that participants don’t have to all be in the same location.  They can use social media or an online forum to post questions, pictures or discussion points.  Once a sew-along is complete,  instructions can be accessed at any time via the links below 

An online workshop is similar to a sew-along.  The difference is that all instructions are made available at the beginning of the workshop, rather than being doled out a bit at a time.  Instructions for each online workshop will be available for a finite time.

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All past Sew-Alongs are available in our Online Store

FREE for members


Check below for information about the next AUSSEW-Along or workshop

Upcoming Sew Alongs & Workshops

    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Online
    • 7
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Your favourite blouse or top pattern can be re-designed for a fresh new look.  Keep the basic silhouette but replace a full button front closure with this placket.  Learn how to draft the pattern and then install.

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    TIME

    2:00 PM AEST (Qld time)  Please adjust for your time zone

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5   |  Non-members -  $10

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Online
    • 4
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Following on from the placket innovation, why not jazz up your tops with a lapped vent?  This is an elegant switch-up from a traditional side split.  It can also be applied at the side  hem of a skirt or pants.

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    TIME

    4:00 PM AEST (Queensland time)
    Be sure to adjust to your local time zone

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5   |  Non-members -  $10

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online
    • 10
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Following on from the placket innovation, why not jazz up your tops with a lapped vent?  This is an elegant switch-up from a traditional side split.  It can also be applied at the side  hem of a skirt or pants.

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    TIME

    11:00 AM AEST (Queensland time)
    Be sure to adjust to your local time zone

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5   |  Non-members -  $10

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


    • 7 Aug 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 14
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Learn three ways to finish seams in an unlined garment.  Hong Kong seam binding is a beautiful way to hide raw edges while adding a splash of colour to the inside of your garment.
    The Faux French seam has a number of advantages over the traditional French seam.  

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    TIME

    7:00 PM AEST (Queensland time)
    Be sure to adjust to your local time zone

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5   |  Non-members -  $10

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


    • 17 Aug 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online
    • 13
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Learn three ways to finish seams in an unlined garment.  Hong Kong seam binding is a beautiful way to hide raw edges while adding a splash of colour to the inside of your garment.
    The Faux French seam has a number of advantages over the traditional French seam.  

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    TIME

    4:00 PM AEST (Queensland time)
    Be sure to adjust to your local time zone

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5   |  Non-members -  $10

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online
    • 8
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Learn three ways to finish seams in an unlined garment.  Hong Kong seam binding is a beautiful way to hide raw edges while adding a splash of colour to the inside of your garment.
    The Faux French seam has a number of advantages over the traditional French seam.  

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    TIME

    11:00 AM AEST (Queensland time)
    Be sure to adjust to your local time zone

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5   |  Non-members -  $10

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


    • 7 Sep 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    There are a number of ways to finish a neckline and armholes in a sleeveless dress or top.   The all-in-one facing creates a clean finish for all edges.  Learn how to draft a pattern and then install this facing entirely by machine - no hand stitching required!

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    TIME

    4:00 PM AEST (Queensland time)
    Be sure to adjust for your local time zone

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5   |  Non-members -  $10

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


    • 21 Sep 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online
    • 15
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    There are a number of ways to finish a neckline and armholes in a sleeveless dress or top.   The all-in-one facing creates a clean finish for all edges.  Learn how to draft a pattern and then install this facing entirely by machine - no hand stitching required!

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    TIME

    11:00 AM AEST (Queensland time)
    Be sure to adjust for your local time zone

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5   |  Non-members -  $10

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


    • 1 Oct 2024
    • 31 Oct 2024
    • Online

    Registration will open September 2024

    This simple project is excellent for beginner sewists and fun for those with more experience.  Bonus! - it's a great scrap-busting project and ideal for Christmas gifts.

    You will be given instructions to make this 5-pocket mini portfolio in two different sizes.

    CostFree for ASG members    |   $10 for non-members

    Sew-Along details:  Written instructions will be emailed to you at the beginning of the Sew-Along.  

       



    • 1 Nov 2024
    • 31 Dec 2024
    • Online

    Create an elegant jacket from Guipure lace backed with sheer tulle.  You will learn how to manipulate the lace motifs to create what appears to be a seamless garment.  Be prepared for lots of hand sewing as this is a couture garment.

    Registration will open in September 2024.

    CostFree for ASG members    |   $35 for non-members

    Sew-Along details:  Written instructions will be emailed to you at the beginning of the Sew-Along.  Zoom Q&A sessions will be scheduled during November and December for those who want some 'face-to-face' guidance.  

       



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