Paperbag Waist Skirt Sewing Workshop at Studio Thimbles – Perth

And another workshop done! For those who don’t know me very well, I love participating in all kinds of workshops to broaden my horizons. After all I have a growth mindset and my curiosity and will to learn is insatiable.

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

So this month, I took part in the Paperbag Waist Skirt Sewing Workshop held at Studio Thimbles in Subiaco.

Studio Thimbles is run by Olga Abbott. On the Eventbrite page, you can learn that Olga has been sewing since the age of 13. Her idea of teaching sewing stems from the many requests she received from people who wanted to learn how to sew. She loves teaching sewing and she offers workshops as well as private sewing lessons for kids and adults at her studio, in Subiaco.

The workshop had everything provided; the fabric, the tools and the sewing machine. Although I brought my own machine and Olga taught me a few more things I didn’t know about my Janome Juno DC1030. We both agreed that I got a great deal for this entry level computerised sewing machine at Blackmore and Roy in Bentley. I showed up there in May after having seen online that Janome was having an end of year sale. This DC1030 model was on sale at $299 instead of $329. So this was a great opportunity to buy this machine and learn how to sew! I also walked out with a full sewing kit which was included in the price. So I was all set to start sewing like a champ!

Photos: Studio Thimbles

This is what was covered during the sewing workshop at Studio Thimbles:

–          Calculating your own fit pattern and fabric consumption for project.

–          Cutting fabric ready for sewing

–          Threading and setting up sewing machine for beginners

–          Basic Sewing machine stitching

–          Fabric pressing and steaming

Sewing on the Janome Juno DC1030. Photo Studio Thimbles

At the end we all walked out with a fully made paperbag waist skirt in our preferred fabric colour ( I chose emerald).

I was very happy with my make. It took me around 4 hours to make it. I would definitely recommend the workshop to anyone who wants to try sewing or who wants to improve their sewing skills. There was a great ambience at the workshop and everyone had great fun.

Stay tuned for the next workshops on Studio Thimbles’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StudioThimbles