Have you always wanted to learn to sew using a machine? Maybe you have a machine and don’t know how to use it. This is the course for you. Learn basic sewing, understand and become confident using a sewing machine, create new things! Bring your own machine or use one of ours. Limited to 5 learners.

Activity Code:  07335

Dates: Tuesday’s starting 3rd March –7th April (6 classes)
Times: 6.30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Billy Gordon

Venue: The Yellow Plane, 82 Main St, Pahiatua

Cost: Community Service Card $15 for the term, Standard $30 for the term

To enrol: At Heartland Service’s, 11 Mangahao Rd, Pahiatua.

                                                            Open between 9.30am – 2pm, Mon – Fri    

                                                            Kathleen Ph 376 7541 email


Must Enrol by: Thursday 27th Feb


Pahiatua Sewing For Beginners Classes Term 1 – Starts Tuesday 3rd March – #07335

Course Tutor(s):   Billy Gordon has a background in design, having had her own high fashion label for many years then moving into handcraft design. She has skills and experience in designing and manufacturing clothing, accessories and home craft.

Purpose of the Course:  This course is designed for sewing beginners who have no or little experience in sewing.

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • have a basic understanding of sewing terms. 
  • Have a basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine, including refilling a bobbin, threading a machine, forward and reverse stitching, altering stitch width, length, type and tension. 
  • Complete their own sewing project.

Other Information:  Please bring your own material, thread, and ideas.  If you have a sewing machine that you can bring along that would be helpful – bring it’s instruction book too.

Pre-requisites (if any):  NA

Participants Must Provide:  Material and thread to complete their own project, your own sewing kit if you have one.

REAP May Provide on request (if any):  Sewing machines are available to use, please let Kathleen know on enrolment.


For further information contact REAP Wairarapa contact: Shirley Jones 0272227693