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Please note that this is just a directory for sewing tutors around NZ. Lessons and prices are at each teachers discretion. 




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Hi There! I’m Sarah; mum, entrepreneur, small business owner, wedding dress designer and sewing teacher. I have been sewing for over 10 years and have a diploma in Fashion and Textile design. I have been teaching sewing to friends for many years and would love to teach you! I can teach anything from the very basic beginners sewing techniques to more complicated garment construction and alterations. Have a look at my socials to see what I sew daily! I am happy to come to your home if that makes life easier, or you are welcome in my home. Book in a one-on-one sewing lesson by sending me an email. Let’s create something you are super proud of! 



Sew Far So Good

Halswell/Hoon Hay, Christchurch

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Hi there! I'm Rachael, Costume Designer and Sewing Teacher. I would love to help you with your dream to learn to sew! From basic beginner skills to alterations, customising and repairs. Or perhaps you are looking for more technical skills, designing, drafting and fitting. We can have some fun with anything from stylish clothing to gorgeous soft furnishings. 

One on one lessons or small groups. One off lessons or frequent skill building. Get in touch and together we can make it happen! 

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Ferrymead, Christchurch

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The Stitchery Sewing School provides sewing classes for all level sewists from beginners to advanced.

We are based in a lovely sunny studio in Ferrymead, Christchurch.

The Stitchery is a place for people to embrace who they are, realise that size is just a number on a label and that you can create garments that give you confidence and make you feel amazing in the knowledge that you made it yourself. Or you can just come along with a fun project to make and connect with your creative side.



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Creative Edge Studio is nestled in the heart of Rolleston, Canterbury. We have classes for adults and classes for kids. Our mission is to bring people together to explore, develop and build their imagination, become creatively adventurous and bring the art of sewing back in to the main stream. With small classes, modern equipment , professional guidance and lots of laughter, you can unlock your creative giant.

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I provide one-on-one teaching. I can teach basic machine sewing skills for complete beginners (both domestic and industrial machines), I have a few projects available that I can teach you to make or I can provide guidance if you already have a pattern that you want to make. Please contact me via the facebook or email links above.

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Hi, I'm Liz and I provide one-on-one teaching of basic machine sewing skills to beginners and people who need a refresher. I can also provide guidance if you already have a pattern that you want to make. Please message me via Instagram or email me.



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Merivale, Christchurch

Merivale Tailoring and Alterations provides sewing lessons for the beginner enthusiast through to those wishing to refine their skills. We can tutor all ability levels, from beginner and intermediate to advanced students. 

With our on-site domestic and industrial machines, we will teach you how to sew from scratch to achieve a properly finished product that could be purchased from a boutique.

Learn to sew from tutors who have a wealth of experience. Corina and Catherine can teach you best-practice techniques, learnt from a lifetime in the sewing industry. 


Learn to sew in a comfortable setting, with a limit of eight students per session. 

Register now by email to reserve your enrolment as spaces will fill fast. 


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