Vintage hand-crank sewing workshop

Vintage Singer sewing machine

Get up close and personal with a vintage hand-crank sewing machine in this workshop at Alberton!  In the grand ballroom, expert Gracie Mathews will guide you through the process on her antique Singer sewing machines. 

You'll have a machine of your own to make a beautiful, old-worldy linens/delicates/gift bag with trimmings! Inspiring lace and fabric off cuts and other salvaged vintage pieces will be provided with lots flexibility for you to bring your ideas into the design. Create something for yourself or a special, handmade Christmas gift.  The 2 hour class is followed by tea & scones served from the vintage china. Tickets include Alberton admission so you can explore the house before or after the class.

Event Details


  • Sunday 15 November
  • 10.30am and 1.30pm

How Much?

Tickets: $60

Make a Booking

Bookings essential. To book contact Alberton at or (09) 846 7367.


  • 100 Mt Albert Road
  • Mt Albert
  • Auckland
  • 1025

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • Alberton is CLOSED until 3 September
  • Wednesday - Sunday
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.


Adults: $10 Children free Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.