Mondays (weekly) 5.30pm-8.30pm

from 1st August

A social gathering of like-minded creative types! Bring your project to work on, however we can't guarantee you won't be busy with chatter while you are in the studio! Come for as much or as little of this session as you like during this time.

Are you stuck on a particular step in your sewing project? Come to ask for help from Rachel, our resident experienced sewing expert.

What you'll need to bring:

  • Your project

  • Your own machine if you wish to

  • Positive vibes

What we'll provide:

  • Sewing studio, your own table space

  • Cutting table

  • Ironing boards and irons

  • Shared use of studio sewing & coverstitch machines, and overlocker (please book ahead), please bring matching thread, only black & white colours will be available for shared use

  • Fun vibes in a professional environment

  • Tea, coffee, water

  • Toilet


  • $20 for Social Sewing

  • $40 to include Pattern Troubleshoot help from Rachel

  • $40 to include a 30min Coverstitch Machine lesson with Rachel

To Book:

  • Get your ticket from our Shop

Your contribution of $ per person covers helps towards rent in order to keep this studio initiative going.


Free street parking right outside on Hay Street.

Other times:

We are open to your suggestion for other day & times for these sessions, let us know


Sewing Machine
Sewing Machine

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Image by Volha Flaxeco
Image by Volha Flaxeco

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Sewing Machine
Sewing Machine

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While Rachel can sew anything, her passions in sewing are activewear and dramatic costumes. Rachel is highly experienced with sewing with stretch fabrics and wishes to share her extensive knowledge with you so that you too can create with this versatile option in fabrics - from activewear tops & bottoms, to practical loungewear, to the essentials in pregnancy wear.

Rachel is also a resident at Studio Subi. If you wish to book an appointment for a custom creation with Rachel, please email

When not at her impressive collection of sewing machines, Rachel can be found in the park with her dog, Olly, on the running track, or helping to organise the next parkrun.


Please note that once booked, tickets are non-refundable. You may however transfer your ticket to another participant. Should a workshop be cancelled due to Covid restrictions your workshop will be rescheduled or you will be given a 12 month credit to rebook when we reopen.

When arriving, attending and leaving the workshop, it is your responsibility to follow all safety precautions. Upon booking, you agree that you are fully responsible for your property and physical safety during the workshop. Studio Subi and your workshop teacher hold no personal liability or responsibility for any damage, loss or theft to personal property, or any physical injuries that occur during the workshop.