About our Sewing Classes

Sewing classes

We like to run our workshops in a casual and easy going environment.

Our teachers guide each student one by one, so no-one feels the need to keep pace with the students around them. Also more experienced sewers are not kept waiting for others to catch up.

It works really well and is heaps of fun!


Bra making


In this workshop you will learn bra fabrics and how to sew a fully structured bra. Tips will also be given on fitting. Bra Kits (from $17), patterns ($11.50) and underwires ($1.80/pair) are also required to complete this workshop.

Bra Making Workshop

Corsetry / Swimwear

This workshop allows you make a corset or a swimsuit. You may bring your own swimwear or corsetry pattern to this class or choose one of ours. All we ask is you do not select anything too involved, as we like to finish these pieces throughout the day.
This workshop helps you learn the techniques and materials required to creat beautiful swimwear and corsetry.


Modern Day Corsetry 

Browse our lovely range of corsetry patterns that are available for purchase (patterns are required for this workshop) Students may select different styles for this workshop. Although we do not select corsetry styles that are too involved, as we aim for students to finish their corsetry projects at the end of the workshop.
 
   Corset Making WorkshopCorset made by Booby Traps

 Moulded Cup Bra Workshop

Learn the technique of constructing a bra with moulded cups. A great secondary class to our Bra Making Workshop. You will learn to cover bra cups in either Lingerie Lycra, Stretch mesh or lace. It is a great skill to learn and can be used in swimwear or corsetry too.

 Overlocking Workshop

Learn rolled hemming, lettuce hemming, flatlocking, elasticating, lace insertion, pintucking and differential feed work (Providing your machine is capable of these techniques). You will create fabric sqaures whilst you learn and you will be taught how to sew them into a beautiful cover for your sewing machine! The sewing together of the cover may need to be done at home at the completion of this project, but you will certainly leave knowing alot more about your overlockers! Please bring your manual to this class.
Overlocking coverOverlocking cover

Cushion Making

In this workshop you will learn the technique of cushion making, including piping and zipper insertion.Please bring your own fabric, zipper and cushion filler. 
Cushion Cover Class

Ipad case or handbag clutch Making
Why not make this cute little fashion item for all those nerdy people who take their Ipad everywhere. Also can be used as a handbag clutch!
Made using a product called Shrink Magic/Crinkle Magic. The bag will provide extra protection for your ipad!Can be made using software to create the grid or manually using the quilting guide that comes with most machines. Requirements list available on class payment. This course is available upon request.

 Bag backIpad Case or clutch
 

   
 General Workshop Information
   
All classes and Workshops are held at Booby Traps Headquarters: North Shore Business Park, Unit 25, 1-3 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood 
Email: [email protected]: 02) 8411 1984   

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to workshops to set up. (This does not apply to weekly general sewing classes) 
Most classes are limited to a maximum of 6 students. Atleast 50% of class fees must be paid for atleast one week in advance. 

Fees are for tuition only and do not include materials required. Booby Traps stock a range of fabrics and haberdashery available for purchase.


Students are required to bring their own sewing machines.
If this is not possible, rental machines are available upon application. Please also bring your own sewing kits (pins, scissors - fabric and paper, needles - machine and hand sew, unpicker, needle threader, bobbins, thread, other accessories).
We also recommend a notebook and pen in case you wish to make some notes on the day. 
Unfortuantely on occaision classes do not fill, in this case we retain the right to cancel a class if the required number of students is not met. We attempt to avoid this, and in this instance as much notice as possible will be given and fees may be transferred to another class of your choice.We would appreciate notice in advance if you are unable to attend a class, as there may be a waiting list of other students wanting a seat. 
For full day workshops students are to provide their own lunch. There is a cafe accross the road from Booby Traps open during the week days and KFC and Hungry Jacks is a short drive away for weekend students. 


Visit Booby Traps

As we are a factory outlet and not a shop, it is your opportunity to buy sewing goods at factory prices. Kits, fabrics, elastics and haberdashery are all available to purchase on the day of your workshop. 
If you are coming for a visit, it is best to check our open hours first at the bottom of the home page in the 'about us' section.Booby Traps has some fantastic sale days. In order to be well informed, please register for our newsletter (on the homepage). 

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