How to Join a Make & Take Class

  • Read the timetable and choose your session. Program runs daily.
  • At the expo, book your place at the presenter’s stand. Bookings essential as space is limited.
  • Purchase the kit for the project – prices are listed on the timetable.
  • Please be on time – for classroom location, check the map available at the expo.
1 11am High Quality Felt Cross-Body Tablet Bag. Juanita Bugge, Sewing Buddies Australia.

Will easily fit an 8” Tablet cover with over 25 fabulous designs to choose from. Nothing to scratch the tablet. Kit includes: Felt bag (28 cm x 22 cm) complete with eyelets and strap anchors, iron on appliqué (25 designs to choose from), leather cording for strap, needle and thread. Kit cost $30 Book at Stand 53 4

12noon Ohana Petite Shoe Pouch. Mariko and Dai Ikeda, Patchwork Mariko Japan. 7

Learn how to make this adorable Shoe Pouch as a pencil case or a glasses case. Learn a stress-free way to sew the zipper in class and you will make many more for Christmas gifts. Kit cost $25 Book at Stand 41

1pm ‘Appleseed’ – Learn the Art of EPP Applecores. Helen Stubbings, Hugs ‘n Kisses.

Learn the art of EPP Applecores – daunting to many, but not with iron-on/leave in papers and the Hugs ‘n Kisses method. Make this cute zipper pouch from your Applecores. Kits include everything you need to complete it – just bring scissors or buy from our booth! Kit cost $29.50 or $20 with own glue pen Book at Stand 8 10

2pm New Illusional Star Pin Cushion with fancy cover button. Mariko Ikeda and Dai Ikeda, Patchwork Mariko Japan.

Special bonus: Revolutionary cover button maker from Japan is included in the kit! Make two: make one for you and one for your friend. Can you figure out how to sew this intricate star-shaped pin cushion from just two squares? It’s easy, and enlarging the pattern will make a large cushion. Kit cost $20 Book at Stand 41 14

2 11am Japanese Hoshi Origami Stars. Alison Yamazaki, Wabi-Sabi Designs.

Enjoy learning to make these fun folded stars using beautiful Japanese fabrics. The only sewing is attaching the cord. Kit includes fabrics and cord for two stars, plus full photo instructions to take home. Be careful – making these becomes addictive! Kit cost $20 Book at Stand 15 5

12noon English Paper Piecing. Rhonda Leith,Blue Willow Cottage.

Join the revival of this popular, relaxing, portable and precise patchwork technique – plus paper piecing is perfect for modern quilts! Kit includes papers, fabric, mini rotary cutter and mat. Kit cost $25 Book at Stand 185 8

1pm Sashiko Brooch. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles & Craft.

11Learn how easy and effective Hitomezashi (one stitch) sashiko is to do while making this delightful brooch. Kit cost $18 Book at Stand 24

2pm Shibori & Indigo Dyeing. Shuji Yamazaki, Wabi-Sabi Designs.

Learn a range of fundamental shibori techniques and have fun experimenting with binding, tying and clamping to create patterns on a cotton handkerchief using our vat of Natural Japanese Indigo Dye. (Scarf available at $30). Kit cost $20 Book at Stand 15 13

3 11am Thread Roll. Marg Low, Marg Low Designs.

Make a handy little thread roll, ideal for popping in your sewing box or bag. Simple felt appliqué and a few basic stitches. Kit includes pattern & materials. Kit cost $20 Book at Stand 167 6

12noon Smartphone Shoulder Case. Mio Fujita, Studio Mio.

Absolutely No Sewing Required! Make a stylish phone case and take it home with you. You will learn9 how to construct the pouch and to install rivets and snap buttons. Size: 12cm x 19cm. Choice of 2 fabric designs + 2 colours each. Kit cost $20 Book at Stand 190

2pm A Hexie How-to: Make a Scrappy Hexagon Quilt using Liberty Tana Lawn. Robyn Shapiro, The Strawberry Thief.

You will receive a Strawberry Thief Hexie Quilt starter kit. Each kit contains 35 pre-cut Liberty hexies, hexie papers, sewline glue pen, pack of Tulip needles, Aurafil thread and a very cute pair of scissors. You will be able to complete one scrappy hexie flower within the hour. Kit cost $50 Book at Stand 179 12