FAQs

Which class is right for me?

Kids classes –

Kids Beginners class is for ages 8+ who are new to sewing or have limited skills. In this class we do a variety of fun, easy to follow projects.

Kids Intermediates class is for 10+ and is aimed at kids who have done at least 1 term of Beginners class or have equivalent experience. We still do a variety of fun projects, however we may do less projects as some will span over 2-3 weeks due to increased complexity.

Adult classes –

Beginner Adults is aimed at new sewers or confident beginners. We do a variety of projects that incorporate a number of different techniques. Some of the techniques you may learn but are not limited  are how to add a zipper, using interfacing, adding a drawstring, how to make boxed corners etc.

Intermediate Adult classes are for confident sewers who are able to self manage their projects but who may just require a little direction regarding new techniques.

Do I need to bring my own sewing machine?

We have a number of sewing machines available for use at the Sewing Clinic. However if you have a sewing machine it can be beneficial to bring it along so that you can become familiar with it and feel comfortable using it at home.

Do I need to bring fabric?

For the kids classes all fabric will be provided. For the adult beginners classes fabric will be provided for some of the small projects but you will need to provide fabric for the larger projects. Intermediate adults classes will need to bring their own fabric.
All fabric requirements will be communicated prior to class.

Where are you located? Is there parking?

The Sewing Clinic is located at Lindale Village, 111 Main Road North, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu. We are at the far end of the complex. Just look for the pink Sewing Clinic logo on the windows. There is plenty of parking available right in front of the building.

What are your hours?

The Sewing Clinic is only open when classes and workshops are being run.     Registration for classes is done online through our website or by email.

What happens once I have booked a class?
The classes don’t work with my schedule, can I get a refund?

Once you have booked for a course it is non-refundable. It is important that you check your schedule ahead of your booking to ensure that you are able to attend all classes. As you are buying your place in the class, we are unable to sell that space to anyone else.By paying for your space in the course you are agreeing to our terms and conditions set out in our cancellation policy.

I missed a class, how do I catch up?

Unfortunately we are unable to transfer your missed class to another day. We have limited numbers in each class, to slot you into an already full class would compromise the quality of the lesson for the other students which isn’t fair. There will be the chance to do a catch up class in our break week, this will be at a cost of $20.