Sewing Workshop with Milia


Enjoy the basics of Sewing

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

10:00 am to 1:00 pm (3 hours)

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Workshop topic

Beginners Sewing Workshop with Milia


  • Public: Adults 15+ All skill levels welcome
  • Date: Saturday March 30th, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (3 hours)
  • Venue: 393 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Capacity: 6 people
  • Price: $65 Aus

Workshop description:

Want to learn how to sew? Then you will be happy to hear that SisterWorks is offering a fun and creative beginners workshop on how to sew a cute and practical multifunctional mini purse that fits cards, notes and coins. 

This making workshop is perfect for beginners. No prior experience is needed, and your teacher Milia will guide you through the whole process. Milia is one of our many talented entrepreneurs here at SisterWorks, and she can’t wait to show you what she knows. 

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn basic sewing techniques with the sewing machine. At the end of the workshop you will go home with a cute mini purse perfect for yourself or as a unique ethical gift for someone you care about.

This workshop is a great opportunity to meet new people and explore your creativity. Let’s do some sewing!

What you will learn

  • How to use a sewing machine (including fastening zips)
  • How to embroider and hand stitch.
  • How to make different stitches (straight and blind)

What you will get:

  • Knowledge of how to set up a sewing machine
  • The skills to make a mini purse
  • Walk away with your finished product – a case valued at $25

What to bring:

  • Just your lovely self! All equipment will be provided by SisterWorks 

About the teacher:

Milia is one of our many talented entrepreneurs here at SisterWorks. She’s originally from Brazil, and before she came to Australia, she worked as a Family Nurse in a Community Health Centre. She did handcrafts as a hobby, and started sewing classes for Brazilian women when she came to Melbourne. However, working at home felt lonely. Her encounter with SisterWorks changed this, and she now enjoys making dolls and teaching other women how to improve their sewing skills, all in the company of other Sisters. 

Milia says: “It was like the sun brightened in my life again. I finally felt like I was working with the community again.”


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