Sewing workshops

Come and join our friendly sewing workshops. They are all about having fun and trying something new. We don't judge wonky lines!

All classes are held at The ReMakery, 310 Waiwhetu Road, Fairfield, Lower Hutt.

Small group workshops

You'll need a basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine and we will show you the rest. 

  • 2-3 hours
  • Great for beginners
  • From $20 or join our timebank

One-on-one workshops

Never used a sewing machine before? Want a refresh or to boost your confidence? Book yourself into a one-on-one class with one of our tutors. They will show you how to use a sewing machine and the stitching basics. Leave with the confidence to start your own project or take part in our beginner-friendly classes and beyond.

  • 1 hour
  • Absolute beginner
  • $25 or join our timebank

Available on request. Please contact rochelle.browne@cupa.org.nz for more information.

Book your own group

Book one of our group workshops with friends or colleagues at a time that suits. You'll need a basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine and we will show you the rest. 

Minimum four people, maximum six people.

  • 2-3 hours

  • For beginners to advanced

  • From $20 per person

Please contact rochelle.browne@cupa.org.nz for more information.

fabric rescue

We take good-quality fabrics that may have ended up in the landfill and use them to create new and beautiful things. We've turned:

  • old curtains into bags
  • retro sheeting into baby bibs
  • shirts into shopping bags... to name a few.

When we have enough fabric in our fabric library, we will make it available at workshops for koha/small donation.

What old and unused fabric could you rescue and turn into something new?

It’s a community thing

Our goals are to support our community by upskilling and creating potential employment opportunities.

If you have a sewing skill to share or would like to become a tutor, please contact rochelle.browne@cupa.org.nz.

Can’t make a workshop?

Try one of our sewing kits instead! We provide you with fabric and instructions and you do the rest.

Find out more about our sewing kits