Embark on your crafting journey and learn to sew, crochet, or knit with confidence

A world where hand making and skill sharing thrive

Hosted within The Nest Haberdashery, our Learn 2 craft classes offer a truly unique shop-to-class experience. As you enter the haberdashery your excitement will grow as you’re dazzled by the treasure trove of colourful reclaimed fabrics, buttons, and yarns waiting to ignite your creativity.

Since 2015, The Nest Community has shared hand-making skills with countless women as part of our sustainability ethos. Classes are facilitated by our program co-ordinators who not only participate in our resource recovery program but are also expert makers with years of experience.

Our beginner classes use reclaimed materials from our social enterprise so that we can keep them low-cost and accessible to more people.

The best part about learning at The Nest is that you become part of a vibrant community. Even after your class has finished, you can always drop by the haberdashery and chat to a volunteer to get a tip or expert advice.

Learn 2 Sew


Never touched a sewing machine? Can’t thread a needle? This class is perfect for beginners wanting to kickstart their crafting journey. With expert guidance you will be taken through the basics of setting up, operating a machine safely and completing simple stitching.

Learn 2 Sew

Next Steps

If you’ve completed our introduction to Learn 2 Sew or have some understanding of using a sewing machine, then you’re ready to work with a pattern and use different stitches.

Learn 2 Crochet


Pick up basic stitches and develop new hand skills with the hook. Pretty soon, you will be making Granny square blankets.

Learn 2 Knit


Start with the essential stitches and learn to cast on and off. Straight knitting is just the beginning.