Don’t have your own sewing machine or overlocker?
Confused about what features you need?
Then come Sew by the Hour and relax in the social surroundings of our shop!
Not sure if you are going to use a machine enough to warrant the expense?
The Sewing Bee Café operates just like an internet café – except that we provide access to onsite hourly hire of sewing machines and overlockers!
In most instances you can’t just walk in and hire a machine, as we have regular groups, so we recommend that you phone first and reserve a place. Your hire gives you access to free tea and coffee (an essential to get the creative juices flowing!) and Deb and Sonia will be nearby if you need help getting started. Please note our Sew by the Hour is not for the absolute beginner as you need to have basic machine sewing skills so that you can operate the machine safely. If you are not familiar and/or confident with sewing machines you will need more support – in that case we ask you to either book a private lesson or book into a beginners workshop first before you start using Sew by the Hour. Please visit our workshops page for more information.
Either bring your own material, pattern and thread or purchase your requirements from us and we will offer a 10% discount on supplies for your project. We will have scissors, rulers, rotary cutters and mats available for you to use.
Hire costs are $15 for one hour
Book now by phoning 03 5971 5737.
Machine hire starts and finishes on the hour – with bookings available between 10am and 2pm M-F and 9.30am and 11am Sat