Melann’s Fabric and Sewing Centre’s staff are passionate about sewing and love sharing this passion with customers. We specialise in workshops for dressmaking, machine embroidery, quilting and overlocking. We publish our Workshop Planners regularly.
In our timetable you will find classes suitable for the absolute beginner right through to the confident sewer. Sewing programs for young sewers during school holidays are also offered. Our classes run at various times of the day and we issue workshop planners well in advance to accommodate busy schedules.
Explore the world of Machine Embroidery
We are passionate about machine embroidery and have everything you require for machine embroidery projects, from Floriani Stabilizer to Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking CDs, Jenny Haskins CDs and magazines, Urban Zundt designs, Tracey Sims books, Sue Box Designs and Robison Anton threads. We stock the latest Creative Expressions Magazines for inspiration and to showcase many of our own wonderful creations.
PFAFF & Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Machine Club
Membership is $80.00 per year. Join in bi-monthly workshops and learn how to make the most out of your embroidery machine. Membership entitles you to 10% discount on fabric, haby and machine accessories not already discounted. Cost of kits for workshops is extra.
Melanns Sewing Club
Membership is $55.00 per year. Join in monthly workshops and learn how to make the most out of your sewing machine or overlocker. Membership entitles you to 10% discount on fabric and haby not already discounted. Classes are held on a Monday morning or evening. Any brand of sewing machine or overlocker is welcome. Cost of kits for workshops is extra.
General Sewing Classes
Classes run for 2 hours each Wednesday morning or afternoon. We cater for beginners to more advanced sewers who are able to work on the project of their choice and at their own pace. Classes are small so you are able to get lots of individual attention. Prices are $18.50 per class or $80.00 for 5 classes. Suitable for any brand of sewing machine.
Saturday Morning Dressmaking Classes with Anne Williams
Classes run for 2 ½ hours on Saturday morning. We cater for beginners to more advanced sewers who are able to work on the project of their choice and at their own pace. Classes are small so you are able to get lots of individual attention. Price is $24.00 per class or $100.00 for 5 classes. Suitable for any brand of sewing machine.
Basic Overlocking Class for all brands of Overlockers
Do you have trouble changing the settings on your overlocker? Become better friends with your overlocker by learning the basics of how it works and simple techniques involved with both utility and decorative stitches. The course finishes with a final project to tie all your new skills together. Cost of the course (9 hours over 2 days) is $90.00 plus kit cost.
Young Sewers Class
Classes are held every school holidays especially for the Young Sewers. In each class you will complete a different useful project and learn the
basics of construction and machine use. Suitable for Young Sewers aged 8 to 15. Cost is $25.00 which includes kit. Suitable for any brand of sewing machine.
Creative Sewing Forum
Membership is $38.00 for 12 months. Membership entitles you to 10% discount on fabric and haby. Come for inspiration – we will show you ideas on how to use simple techniques to make sewing easy and fun – whatever your level of experience is. Each month we will feature a different idea and you will be invited to ‘share and show’ your ideas to the group. Extra special prices on selected fabrics and haby are available each month for CSF Members!