“Pattern making for fashion, it was everything and more I had hoped for in an intro to pattern making. Ana was an amazing teacher and in a short time has given me enough tools to tackle so many designs. I left the course itching to try out everything that I had learnt.”

I really did enjoy the course Ana. You helped me to realise how much I have there is to learn.
But I look forward to strengthening all these skills.

Thanks so much!


I’ve been attending Ana’s dressmaking classes for around a year and half now, and I can honestly say they are the highlight of my fortnight.

The skills she has taught me are incredible and I love the feeling of starting from nothing and finishing with a beautiful garment that actually fits! She is a brilliant teacher and takes so much time to ensure every student understands the entire process – whether they are beginners or advanced!

Thank you so much Ana!’

Karyn Paterson

Ana is a warm, understanding and passionate teacher with a world of knowledge in her back pocket.
She is very welcoming, I always felt very comfortable and at home during class time.
Ana is a remarkable problem solver and was willing to have a go at my designs. I learnt more from Ana than my previous teachers, Ana is very helpful and I could see that she genuinely wants to see her students improve their skills, she has so many useful techniques to share.
I can at times be a slow learner and Ana was always very patient with me. I hope to return to more lessons with Ana in the future, her classes are most enjoyable.
Thank you Ana for being such a beautiful teacher.


I found that the classes provided all the important foundations for a life long skill in sewing which is priceless. Ana is very personal and dedicated with her teaching. I will be back for more valuable lessons in continuing to build up my quality sewing techniques instilled by Ana.

Emma Burke

“When I started attending the Sewing Workshop for lessons, I did not know how to thread a sewing machine, let alone sew! I was not even sure that I’d enjoy it, as all my sewing experiences in the past had not been too successful!
I have been attending the Sewing Workshop for 4 years now, and needless to say, have learnt a wealth of information! I started with sewing basic pajamma shorts, and progressed on to more in depth projects like fitted skirts with zippers, dresses, and fitted tops. I’ve just recently sewn some mens shirts for a wedding and have been greatly encouraged with how far I have come since I first began.

These classes are great for learning if you are just starting out, if you know nothing about sewing, or if you’ve sewn all your life and you want to fine tune your skill.

These are good quality classes with a genuine, patient teacher who is willing to teach you and help you at all times!

I can recommend these lessons for all ages, no matter what knowledge you do or don’t have, you can always learn something!

You even receive a certificate after each level you complete which is quite rewarding!”

Bernice at the wedding

Bernice Stirling

Phone: 3219 1447
E-mail: sewingworkshop@optusnet.com.au
Address: 1/9 Gowrie St, Mt Gravatt Central