Sewing Lounge. Sewing Classes. Dressmaking. Vintage Glamour Workshops. Craft Projects, The North Melbourne Market, Social Sewing Nights...

Thread Den is a sewing lounge offering a full program for absolute beginners and blossoming sewers; we host sewing lessons, craft classes and vintage glamour workshops. Also, we run The North Melbourne Market, a monthly get together of over 70 independent designers and vintage suppliers.


The teachers of Thread Den:

Amy Macdonald

Amy Skipper

Laura Thomey

Dan Bamford

Jules Billings (Knitting Guru)

Maxine Quinlan (Patchwork Princess)


In 2007 a group of very clever ladies had a wonderful idea to create a communal space for lovers of all things fashion and so created a unique kind of place in Melbourne, Australia’s first combined sewing lounge and retail store where stylish sorts could browse, buy or sew. As our classes and workshops became increasingly popular we stepped away from retail to focus on developing a strong program of exciting vintage inspired projects.


The North Melbourne Market began as a one-off event in 2009 and soon turned into a monthly affair with two special fashion events for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, and now more themed events. The market is a platform for independent designers and vintage suppliers too.


In June 2012 Dan Bamford (self described as Melbourne's luckiest girl) took things over at Thread Den.

The Thread Den Sewing Lounge continues under her guideing eye to spread style love; whether we’re making it, you’re wearing it or someone talented is designing it.

Ad hoc events such as social sewing and craft soirees, kids parties and Thread Hens bridal showers also put a smile on Dan's face.


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