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Learn to sew in a weekend using The STITCH™ Technique created by Maree Pigdon!

The STITCH™ Technique is a fun, inspiring and educational way to learn how to sew.

Would you like to learn to sew or re-fresh your sewing skills?

If YES then the 'Zero To Sewing In A Weekend' workshop is for you!

In Maree's workshop you can attend a TWO DAY course where you can step in for fun filled days of sewing and designing and step out with new skills and a finished PJ set!

Workshops are a great way to learn how to sew without having to commit to a term of sewing classes and can be quick and easy!

Maree runs her sewing workshops at Rosewood Cottage Geelong and online! So if you can’t make it to Rosewood Cottage or can’t wait a minute longer to get started and still have Maree’s teaching online!


ZERO TO SEWING IN A WEEKEND - Beginner sewing clinic

Course dates 2014

  • Term 1 - Group #1 Saturday 8th & 15th February 2014
  • Term 1 - Group #2 Saturday 29th March & 5th April 2014
  • Term 2 - Group #1 Saturday 3rd & 10th May 2014
  • Term 2 - Group #2 Saturday 14th & 21st June 2014
  • Term 3 - Group #1 Saturday 19th & 26th July 2014
  • Term 3 - Group #2 Saturday 6th & 13th September 2014
  • Term 4 - Group #1 18th & 25th October 2014

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"Would you like to learn how to Sew? Are you a beginner sewer and looking to learn the skills of dressmaking?”

If you would like to take your first and easy step to learn core technical skills of sewing and dressmaking…

For 2 days you can attend Maree's Zero To Sewing and learn: beginner sewing classes

  • Basic Sewing & Seam Finishing
  • Sewing Machine Technical Skills
  • Button Holes
  • Introduction to Patterns including how to measure and fit to your size
  • Introduction to fabric selection and fabric typessewing patterns
  • Make your very own beginner sewing project

Bonus Included: Pattern, Tracing Vilene, Interfacing & Bobbin.

Duration: x2 full days from 9am until 5pm

Includes: Basic Beginner Sewing Kit, Morning & Afternoon Tea, maximum of 8 students per group, sewing machines provided and excellent sewing facilities. 

Sewing Machines: Sewing machines are provided for you in this course. If you have your own you are most welcome to bring it along however it is not necessary to have your own sewing machine at home to complete this course.

Location: Rosewood Cottage Sewing Studio – 23 Kalkarra Crescent Mount Duneed Vic 3217

Cost: $277 per student 

Watch this video below where I demonstrate an example of what you can make in my Beginner Sewing Clinic!

Check out these gorgeous PJ's that you can learn to make yourself too in "Zero To Sewing In A Weekend"!

If you would like to book into my Zero To Sewing in a weekend course please don’t delay as places are limited.

CALL NOW: 03 5264 1666

P.S. Check out my blog post to see what past students made as well!  CLICK HERE

“Maree, Thank you so much for the ‘PJ Beginner Clinic Workshop’ I can't even express how much I enjoyed my time learning from you. My husband commented that he had never seen me so excited by something other than my children!!! I am so proud of my PJ's and also the PJ trousers I have done so far for my kids.” Belinda




This workshop is for those who love scarves’ or would like to learn how to jazz up their outfits! In this half day workshop you will learn special techniques to make your own textured scarf!

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This full day workshop is fantastic for those who would like to learn how to make their very own unique fabrics! You will learn how to make your own textile fabric to then use for garments, bags, cushions, vests, belts and embellishment panels. It's fun, creative and only limited sewing experience is necessary.

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This full day workshop is great to make your own special apron to keep you both clean and looking lovely in the kitchen or as a great gift idea. Featuring pockets, hand towel & embellishment techniques.

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  • "I have sewn items with Maree that I didn’t think possible. From a formal dress, a ballroom dancing outfit to magnificent patchwork bags. Maree is a teaching genius!"
    Tiffany Mc Intosh –
    Grovedale, Australia.
  • "People ask me why I travel so far to learn how to sew? The answer I give is simple. I wanted to learn from the best and am being taught by a master! "
    Dezi –
    Solicitor, Melbourne
  • "I feel very lucky indeed to be able to be part of Maree’s sewing classes – so enjoyable and informative, fun and companionable. It is a pleasure to come to Rosewood Cottage at Mount Duneed, as it is such a beautiful, peaceful setting. The best thing about Maree’s classes is her knowledge and enthusiasm!"
    Jenni Wackett -
    South Geelong
  • "Maree always makes you feel very welcome and has lots of time for everybody in class. She is a great teacher and explains very well so you can understand. Plus Maree doesn’t mind telling you again if you didn’t quite get it the first time. "
    Betty Dunn -
    Newcomb, Australia