About UsefulBox

Here at Usefulbox, we believe that anyone can sew!  

Are you a bit scared of your machine?  Just not confident to get stuck in? Youtube  tutorials have confused you? Or maybe you need a refresher?

You are in the right place! We're here to help beginner, or even seasoned sewers, gain confidence and hone new skills to tackle any sewing or hand stitching project.

Bring your machine in the box and we will help you learn all what all those knobs do, how to thread it and also how best to run it. 

We want to give you the confidence to take on new sewing challenges and to help you gain new skills.  We want to demystify sewing terms, techniques and skills for you so that you can enjoy sewing, just like we do. 

If you are already sewing, we want to help you skill up and make more and more, learn techniques and make it fit like a glove!

Our teachers have many many years of experience from industry jobs to home sewing and even having studied fashion design.  We are helpful, approachable and fun.  Sewing doesn't need to be stressful!

Caz began Usefulbox in 2015 after she was asked to help her friends take up sewing.  She just loved it so much that she hasn't stopped!  Usefulbox has grown to include classes for beginner and intermediate sewists, to embroidery and slow stitching.  


The name UsefulBox comes from the Australian kids TV show, Playschool.  Caz was always mesmerised by the box from which Playschool TV presenters would pull all manner of craft items from to make the most amazing things.  It seemed like a magical box where an infinite amount of craft could come from. 


We'd love you to join our UsefulBox family.  Sign up to the newsletter here, like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. We can’t wait for you to tell us about your projects and for us to collectively share our wisdom.