Clubs and Societies

Sewing 101

Sewing 101

Looking to try something new? Maybe get fit, or get creative? Whatever it is, we got you!


Sewing 101


An introductory course to the basics of sewing. You will learn how to set up a machine, different types of stitches and seams, and their uses. Once the basics have been covered we will put those skills to use by making your own tote bag to take away with you which can include an applique design.

Once you have completed this course you can move onto the Sewing Alterations and Mending Course.


No Experience is required (thats what this course is for!) and we have sewing machines at OUSA you can use!



Rae has been a design teacher for 7 years. She has designed, made, repaired and remade everything under the fashion sun, from high street fashion to wearable art and costumes. Before teaching design & textiles she also studied Fashion Design at AUT in Auckland.


Please note registrations close 72 hours before course starts 

Want to use one of the sewing machines outside of the course? You can flick us an email to request the use of a sewing machine. You must have done one of our sewing courses first. 

Email: rpc@ousa.org.nz 

SEWING 101 - STREAM 1 Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm 2 sessions starting 22nd August 2024
Ending 29th August 2024
Fee: $58.00
Clubs and Socs Building - 84 Albany Street - Room 2
SEWING 101 - STREAM 2 Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm 2 sessions starting 1st October 2024
Ending 8th October 2024
Fee: $58.00
Clubs and Socs Building - 84 Albany Street - Room 2