Special Programs and Events

Spring 2019

School Holidays


Learn to sew: 30 Sept - 3 Oct: 10 - 12

Sew Cool (also ScanNCut): 30 Sept - 3 Oct:3:30 - 5:30

Stitch & Chat

As normal


Sewing Bees

Friday 4 October: 10am - 4pm

Saturday 5 October: 10am - 12:30

Monday 6 October: 10am - 4pm

Tuesday 7 October: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday 8 October: 10am - 4pm

Friday 11 October:  10am - 4pm


Spring Fling

Ever wished you could try all the models without pressure? Or wished someone would just show you how that attachment works, or what to do with all the parts of the kit you just bought? That is what this week is all about! 


Try it out sessions

We will set up all our machines and you can take them for a test drive! We will help you to use the features and you can sew a small sample with each.


Special deals

We will have 15% off all Brother accessories and thread, and 5 - 10% off the machines on demonstration. 


Demos: The inside scoop

This session will have 4 demos, each about 30 minutes on the following:

- Embroidery ideas: how to overcome the overwhelm of your embroidery machine - we will help you with practical examples and ideas on how to use your machine to create gifts and decorations this coming festive season.

- See how to use rhinestones, foiling, and vinyl to make adorable things in minutes, using the ScanNCut machine.

- We will show you how easy it is to make ruffles and sew them on in one operation, as well as how to use the sidecutter attachment - on any Brother machine, even the old ones (and some other brands too - don't tell!)

- And lastly, you will see how your overlocker can do more than just finish seams. Did you know that you can attach piping, make ruffles and insert elastic while sewing and finishing? We will show you how!

Brochures and information in your goody bag (and of course a few treats!)

Demos: Crafty Christmas

Four demonstrations, each about 30 minutes, on:

- Christmas bells

- Table runners and toppers 

- Advent calendar on the ScanNCut

- How to make a Santa Sack or swim bag with a wet compartment.

A free pattern for each of these is included in your bag, along with a few treats.



While we will gladly accept walk ins on the day, we feel that we should limit numbers in each session so you have a great experience. To avoid disappointment, we suggest that you reserve your seat beforehand. You can book in store or online. Each session is $10, and will include a glass of juice or bubbles, or a hot drink of your choice, and nibbles. And of course a goody bag! 

Time table

  Tue 15 Oct Wed 16 Oct Thurs 17 Oct Fri 18 Oct Sun 19 Oct
10 - 12 am Try it out Try it out Demos:Christmas Crafts  Demos: The inside scoop

Demos:Christmas Crafts 


3 - 5pm Demos: The inside scoop Demos: The inside scoop Try it out Try it out 1 - 3 Demos: The inside scoop
6 - 8pm   Try it out Demos: Christmas Crafts   4 - 6 Try it out