Posts Tagged ‘Designing’

Health & Well-Being School Holiday Sewing Program

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

We have a fabulous array of Kids Sewing Projects in the up-coming September school holidays.

We’re promoting Health & Well-Being with sleep well lavender fabric bags, gorgeous eye glasses, reduce plastic & paper by sewing shopping & veggies bags. Even a bring mum to sewing day and making her a personalised coffee cosy with her name or favourite drink! Dress up your dog sewing day and more!

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Kids September Sewing School Holiday Program Spring

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We create a supportive, up-lifting & fun teaching environment for all kids in our sewing school.

We look forward to welcoming your child into our kids sewing club here in Mount Duneed.


Happy Sewing,




For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776

Sewing Tour – Little Hands Designs London

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

I just can’t believe the fantastic time I’m having on our sewing tour. Each day is filled with visiting wonderful places and meeting gorgeous creative people!

I’m pleased to share our 5th stop which was to Little Hands Designs. It was here that we met with the director Astrid Jacoby and even got to spend some time assisting students in one of Astrid’s sewing classes!

Astrid and her team at Little Hands Designs help students from 8 to 88 years, develop their own style, experiment with different materials, design with or without dressmaking patterns and master the sewing machine.

Astrid & Maree

Little Hands finds its niche in providing students with practical skills and a way of approaching problems which enables them to find solutions for themselves. Their work is project based and students are taught skills and are encouraged to approach any difficulties along the way which are then universally transferable.

In the video below we interview Astrid about her sewing school at Little Hands Design.

Astrid takes us on our tour around her sewing school to see the amazing designs and creative projects she challenges her students to make!

In the video below one of Astrid’s sewing students Helen shares with us a gorgeous skirt she made!

Helen also shares with us a dress she made at Little Hands Design – just beautiful!

Hilary is in the process of making a new garment in her sewing class at Little Hands. Watch the video below to see what it is!

Melanie is in the planning stage of making a pretty new apron for her daughter. Watch the video below to hear about the ideas we came up with and a sewing tip too!

Some photos from inside Little Hands Designs

Thank you Astrid and her students for a fantastic visit to your sewing school, we look forward to visiting again soon!

We highly recommend visiting Astrid at Little Hands Designs next time you’re in London or book into a class!

Please find below more information about Little Hands Design

Address: 67 Belsize Lane NW3 5AU


Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7431 0573


Please leave a comment below for us and Astrid, we would love to hear from you, how you liked this blog post, perhaps a special sewing project you’re currently working on or are inspired to do next. Also if you’ve been to Little Hands Design too or if it’s now on your list of places to visit!

Stay tuned for our next stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour coming your way soon!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666

Would you like to watch these videos on my You Tube channel? Maree Pigdon at Little Hands Designs London

Sewing Classes Geelong Student Sewing Projects

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Hi everyone!

We are into another fantastic term of sewing classes here at Rosewood Cottage!

Here are some wonderful pictures from some of my sewing students and their sewing projects!

Rowena made a gorgous little reversible hooded cape just like ‘little red riding hood’ for her daughter! Made from two co-ordinating patchwork fabrics, featuring a toggle closure at the neckline. Well done Rowena!

Megan made a tunic dress from a grey and black stripe stretch, medium weight double knit. The collar was made separately which is a twist collar that can be worn with the tunic as well as an accessory for other outfits! The tunic can also be worn with a belt at the waistline to create a different style. Great job Megan!

Melonie had a lovely patch work boarder print fabric. In class we decided to cut the panels we preferred into various strips and gathered them to form three tires. As you can see below Melonie finished the skirt with a lace trim and elasticized waistline. Perfect for her daughter who loves to twirl wearing her new skirt! Well done Melone!

Anne-Marie is a very creative dressmaker who likes to draft her own patterns, she loves textures and layers. In class together we brainstorm ideas, then simply cut and sew and create! Below Anne-Marie used a knit fabric which featured 2.5cm ruffles knitted into the fabric. When worn this fabrics creates a sense of movement! Great effort Anne-Marie. Note the below pictures are the outfit in progress.

Well done girls! I can’t wait to see your next sewing projects and sewing designs!

Would you like to learn to sew? Watch this video on the below link to learn more!

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Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666