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Vintage Hand-Crank Sewing Workshops

Vintage Hand-Crank Sewing Workshops

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  • Sun 14 Aug, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sun 14 Aug, 1:30pm – 2:30pm


Howick Historical Village, 75 Bells Rd, Pakuranga, Howick


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Workshop Admission: $80.38

Get up close and personal with a vintage hand-crank sewing machine in this workshop at the Howick Historical Village! In beautiful Bell House built in 1852, expert Gracie Matthews will guide you through the process on her restored and fully operational antique Singer sewing machines.

Working on a machine of your own, make a beautiful, old-world inspired linens/delicates/gift bag with trimmings. Lovely lace and fabric offcuts and other salvaged vintage pieces will be provided with lots of flexibility for you to bring your ideas into the design. Create something for yourself or a gift for a special someone.

This class is suitable for complete beginners with no sewing experience and those at an intermediate level. Gracie will work with all participants to assist them.

Tickets include admission to the Village and it’s a LIVE DAY. Meet costumed villagers going about their tasks such as butter making and baking on the range. Take part in interactive demonstrations and learn to craft like the Victorians did – learn to knit, create a lavender pouch or a make a silhouette portrait.

Bookings essential as places limited to 10 participants. Book via Eventfinda or contact or (09) 576 9506.

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