Fabricate Wānaka. A Community Sewing Space

Fabricate is a space where members can sew, repair, pattern draft, construct and learn. We have over 10 sewing machines of all types, a growing library of fabric and notions and a beautiful large drafting and cutting table.

The principle people you want to know at Fabricate are Sue (021 500 143), Claire and Estelle. You can email them here:


Sue and Claire have their own website where you can book their online courses. Fabricate is also active on Facebook.

If you collect any of the following, please contact us or drop off to the Workshop. Thank you so much.

  • Dressmakers measuring tapes
  • Quick Unpicks
  • Threads
  • Pins
  • Needles
  • Irons
  • Ironing boards
  • Ironing Press
  • Adjustable dress mannequins
  • Paper Patterns
  • Dress making pattern book, dressmaking books etc.
  • French Curves
  • Set Square/Pattern Making Square
  • Dress Makers Chalk
  • Awls
  • Tracing Wheels
  • Notchers
  • Thread snips
  • Scissors and Dress makers Shears
  • Card and paper for pattern making
  • Pattern weights
  • Rotary cutting wheels
  • Fabrics
  • Linings
  • Vilene (stiffening fabric, iron or sew on)
  • Shoulder pads
  • Chairs, stools
  • Floor standing task lights
  • Zips
  • Wool
  • lace
  • leather
  • Buttons
  • Buckles