At The Rise Sewing School we're dedicated to fostering creativity and empowering individuals to craft their own handmade wardrobe, whilst putting sustainability front and centre. Our passion is to support you on your sewing journey, not only to become a proficient sewist but to find great joy in a mindful making process.


    We believe in the transformative power of sewing, not only as a practical skill but also as a means to promote sustainable fashion practices.

    By creating your own garments, you're not only expressing your unique style but also contributing to a more sustainable future by reducing waste and minimizing your environmental footprint.


    Whether you're taking your first steps into the world of sewing or seeking to refine your skills, we're here to guide you every stitch of the way. Our workshops are designed to cater to a diverse range of interests and skill levels. Whether you dream of curating a bespoke wardrobe, adding a handmade touch to your home decor, or simply want to immerse yourself in the joy of creating, we have a workshop tailored just for you.

    Join us at The Rise Sewing School and discover the joy of bringing your creative visions to life one stitch at a time, all while embracing sustainable fashion practices. Let's embark on this sewing journey together, making a positive impact on the planet as we sew!

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    Intro to Sewing Your Own Clothes

    Are you eager to delve into the world of "Me Made" Clothing but unsure where to begin? Our Complete Beginners course is tailored just for you. Over the span of six engaging sessions, we'll guide you through the process of transforming fabric into garments. If you're brand new to sewing this course is designed to empower you with the foundational knowledge needed to create your own wardrobe essentials.


    Throughout each session, you'll be introduced to key dressmaking techniques, from understanding patterns to mastering garment construction. Led by experienced instructors, you'll embark on a progressive journey that culminates in crafting your very own pieces. From selecting fabrics to stitching seams, each step will contribute to your growing repertoire of sewing skills.


    Cost: $550 total for all six sessions.


    Join us as we unravel the art of dressmaking and unlock your potential as a confident sewist. By the end of this course, you'll not only have a newfound appreciation for the craft but also two beautuful garments to call your own.

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    Learn to use an Overlocker

    "Let's Get Serger Savvy!", is a fun and interactive 2 and a half-hour session designed for individuals who are completely new to using an overlocker(serger) or looking to refresh their skills. Participants will learn about the parts and functions of the overlocker, threading techniques, different stitch types, tension adjustments, and advanced techniques like differential feed adjustment and rolled hemming.


    This workshop includes hands-on practice sessions where participants will thread the machine and sew basic stitches on scrap fabric, as well as create a small sample. The friendly and approachable tone of the workshop aims to make participants feel confident and comfortable with their serger, empowering them to tackle future sewing projects with ease and most importantly to get that overlocker out of the box!

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    The Dress Shirt : Workshop Pack 

    Join us for a mindful making workshop in The Rise Sewing School where you will be taken step by step through this beautiful Merchant & Mills pattern. "The Dress Shirt is a lightweight, versatile dress inspired by Grandpa’s shirt. It is a relaxed, classic cut to be worn loose and is absurdly comfortable. Includes a rolled up sleeve or a short sleeve."


    Once you have purchased this WORKSHOP PACK we will contact you directly to arrange a suitable time for your workshop. If you would like to bring a friend just let us know and we will email you a 10% discount code for your friend to purchase their own WORKSHOP PACK.


    WORKSHOP PACK includes;


    Your own paper pattern - Merchant & Mills : The Dress Shirt


    All necessary sewing equipment required will be available for you to use in The Rise Sewing School


    Two and a half hours of personal tuition for individual or friendship group hosted in The Rise Sewing School


    Images courtesy of Merchant & Mills

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    Weave away your worries... 

    Discover the tranquility of weaving combined with mindfulness in our introductory workshop. Learn the basics of weaving while incorporating a guided meditation to cultivate present-moment awareness and relaxation.


    This workshop is for complete beginners, join us to weave moments of peace and creativity together.

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    Coming soon... 

    More information on our workshops will be here soon...just after a nice wee walk along the beach...