A Covid-safe sewing day. Listen to, and interact with, 14 presenters on a wide range of topics. One fee gives you access to all presenters. Every presentation is recorded and will be available for viewing for 6 months after the event. Register on our EVENTS page.
Learn more about each presenter and what he/she will be talking about...
Two Sewing Sisters - Lauren & Erin Ritchie
Lauren and Erin have a passion for dressing and making new garments for special occasions. Growing up in regional Victoria, Erin and Lauren spent hours in their Nan’s sewing room: cutting out patterns, sewing, and playing dress ups in the hundreds of dresses Nan made for their family.
In-House Patterns - Alexandra Morgan
Three Ways to Determine Your Cup Size
The Armhole/Sleeve Connection: How to Determine Sleeve Fit Before You Sew
How to Segment Your Back Neck to Waist Measurement for Better Back Fit
Pete Sews - Pete Trimble
Pete will show the process of creating a Bespoke Heirloom - a garment that incorporates an existing sentimental item. He will explain how the concept develops with the client and how he works to design and create this truly special, sentimental garment. Some of the sewing will be shown along with design and finishing techniques.
Pattern Union - Sarah Pondevie
Sarah and Sue Stoney will talking about fit issues for home sewists and how Sarah tries to resolve them as a designer.
Linda's Lingerie - Linda Jobson
Perfect Again - Julie Brand
Bras are meant to support your shape and size. Getting the right bras is a faster and more accurate process with Linda’s years of experience.Read more...
Draft T Studio - Trish Hargrave
Create Custom Fit Block Patterns in Minutes
The presentation will provide an introduction to The Pattern Drafter ruler with a brief tour of the features of the ruler, the use of simple measurements and a demonstration of the drawing of a front dress block.
Sewing Vintage, Retro and Repro - A Look at Modern Vintage Sewing
Vintage is for everyone! Brooke's presentation will focus on giving people confidence in tackling vintage patterns and playing with elements of retro style.
Sew Into Overlocking - Kate Marra
Kate's presentation will give an in depth look at a variety of overlocking stitches, how to achieve them and where to use them. There will be lots of samples to inspire you to extend your overlocking repertoire.
How to hack! Principles of customising sewing patterns
This will be a presentation guiding viewers through the principles of hacking. Lots of sewists have ideas for slightly altering a pattern but find the thought of it too daunting to try, while others just don’t realise the potential hidden within many designs!
Jennifer presents useful and universal tips and tricks to defining your style.
Exploring Zero Waste Patterns
What is a zero waste pattern?
What's so great about zero waste patterns?
How do we design this way?
Sew Organised Style Podcasts - Maria Theoharous
With the pandemic forcing us, in many countries, to self-isolate at home, Maria’s podcast became a way to keep people engaged.
My Life Journals in Textiles
A textile blueprint as a career for the past 60 years has imparted a lifetime appreciation of fabrics. Pam began her career as a photographer and fashion designer.
Purple Sewing Cloud - Samantha
Sewing with disabilities/chronic health
Samantha will give insights into sewing with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions, and some of the tools and techniques she uses.