Kurui Cottage Stitching Studio

Helping You Learn to Sew!

Grow Your Sew

Grow Your Sew are courses for those who have basic sewing skills, and are wanting to increase their confidence & extend their sewing repertoire and garment construction techniques. Select from a range of classes that will further develop your skills, or talk to me to design a course that meets your specific needs

To see & book our current scheduled classes please see the calendar on our Sewing Lessons page or visit our Facebook page and click on events
To have any questions answered please email [email protected]

A-Line Maxi Dress

Pre-requisite: Completion of Sewing FUNdamentals, or prior basic sewing experience
Three x three hour lessons
$170 per person

Get ready for summer and sew a beautiful A-line maxi dress - or adapt the pattern to a knee length dress or even a top - you choose!
Over three days you will spend nine hours in the studio making your new dress or top. We will use the Wide Strap Maxi Dress pattern from Peppermint magazine, and explore different ways you can adapt the pattern to change it up. While sewing this dress you will learn & practice the following dressmaking techniques:
  • Staystitching
  • Darts
  • In-seam pockets
  • Top stitching
  • French seams
  • Facings
  • Understitching
  • Casings
Check out #peppermintmaxidress on Instagram for style inspiration!

Shirtmaking

Pre-requisite: Confident using the sewing machine, with basic sewing experience
Four x three hour lessons
$230

Learn and practice construction techniques for sewing a classic mans shirt, including:
  • stay-stitching
  • Front self facings and variations
  • Patch pocket
  • Double-pointed darts 
  • Yoke - Burrito method
  • Top stitching
  • Collar & Collar stand
  • Adding collar stays
  • Flat fell seams
  • Placket opening
  • Cuffs
  • Buttonholes and attaching buttons

Draft & Sew a Wrap Skirt

Pre-requisite: Confident using the sewing machine, with basic sewing experience
Two x three hour lessons
$120

Learn how to draft a simple pattern for a wrap skirt, and then sew it up! 
You will also learn:
  • How to make continuous bias binding strips
  • French seams
  • How to apply bias binding

The Hinterland Dress Sew-a-long

Pre-requisite: Confident using the sewing machine, with basic sewing experience
Three x three hour lessons

This versatile, relaxed fit dress is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe. It offers many options including sleeveless, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, tie waist, full or half front button placket, and is available in a full size range from 0 - 34 (79-147cm bust)

Add some new skills to your sewing repertoire, including:
  • Small/full bust adjustment
  • Bust darts
  • Seam finishes
  • Bias facings
  • Inset sleeves
  • In-seam pockets
  • Gathering
  • Button plackets, buttonholes and buttons
  • Hemming