About the Sewing School

The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and UpcyclingThe Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling is located at 122 Buckley St, Footscray, close by Middle Footscray station and the lively cafe hub of Victoria St, Seddon.

Established in 2015, the School is a hub of sewing education in Melbourne’s Inner West.












About your Teacher

Gaye Naismith Sewing Teacher

Your tutor Gaye Naismith has been an avid sewer for over 35 years. She possesses extensive knowledge of machine and hand stitching techniques.

As the director of The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling, Gaye enthusiastically shares her sewing expertise with a wide range of students, both in groups and one-to-one.

She also delivers ongoing community sewing courses and facilitates workshops for local councils and other organisations across Melbourne.

Occasionally you can catch her taking sewing, mending and upcycling sessions for Laneway Learning Melbourne.

Gaye is deeply committed to sustainable and local production, and the re-use and re-purposing of preloved textiles, an ethos she applies to her brand, her teaching, her art practice and her lifestyle. She holds an MA in Cultural Studies, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Working with Children Check.