Expression of Interest - Sewing Pattern Development & Sewing Specialists 

Nerida Hansen is a fabric & sewing-pattern entrepreneur with a growing following of home sewers and fashion businesses world-wide.

2023 is going to be a very different year. Whilst I have fantastic global opportunities brewing, I am making a deliberate shift from fast-paced high-volume fabric and sewing pattern production to carefully considered, sustainable textiles with a new era of sewing patterns for modern eco-friendly living.

I believe that conscious, sustainable fashion should start in our homes and communities. I am currently seeking expressions of interest from like-minded people from the fashion & sewing industry to work with us, either as employees or suppliers.

The specialist areas we need to help us fulfil our goals include Pattern Making/ Garment Construction, and Sewing Specialists including sample garment sewing, testing & teaching.

Desired Skills : Pattern Making & Garment Construction

  • Technical garment production including CAD drawings specification sheets, garment details
  • Garment fitting
  • Drafting & Grading – Digitised 
  • Work order instructions
  • QC
  • Work closely with Nerida Hansen on all matters relating to new patterns & samples
  • Development and layout of Work order manuals and PDF sewing patterns

Ideally you must have: 

  • 5+ years of experience 
  • Fluency with all aspects of creating and/or sewing patterns
  • Must have knowledge of both manual and systems based Pattern Making (ie Lectra, Gerber, or Style CAD) as well as fluency with Adobe Creative Applications (Illustrator, PSD)
  • Strong fitting experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of fabric and construction.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Sewing Specialist/ Teacher

We are looking for a skilled sewing teacher from the Geelong/ Bellarine/ Surfcoast areas who also loves to test new patterns. You will work with Nerida at least 2 days per week in her home studio, and provide other hours to help coordinate and run community sewing classes.

  • Sample sewing & Testing
  • Editing work order instructions
  • Content development for our VIP Sewing Group & Social Media channel
  • Creating online tutorials using Nerida Hansen Sewing Patterns
  • Interacting with our VIP facebook community 
  • Teaching face-to-face courses
  • Help to set up a new community sewing program

Ideally sewing specialists should have:

  • 5+ years of experience in teaching sewing and/or garment construction
  • Advanced sewing skills / sample machining experience 
  • Fluency with all aspects of using sewing patterns
  • Fitting experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of fabric and construction.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ideally our Sewing Tester/ Teacher will have experience with content development for social media and You Tube.

Join us on our quest to develop our goals in helping the world develop their sewing skills! If you want to work with like-minded people who like you,  believe that conscious, sustainable fashion should start in our homes and communities then please contact me now.

You must be ready to hit the ground running and provide our business with ongoing support on a weekly basis. Hours and work conditions can be negotiated to accommodate freelance or casual employment (with a view to permanent employment). 

Please email me with a brief description of your experience & availability at