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Sewing for Beginners

Sewing for Beginners

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Stop paying high prices for designer outfits and instead learn how to create professionally finished garments for yourself! If you have a passion for sewing or want to enhance your current skills – this course is the one for you!

Sewing for Beginners is delivered right here on the Central Coast and introduces students to basic sewing and pressing equipment, textiles, techniques for constructing edge finishes, proper use of introductory level commercial patterns and basic project construction techniques.

Throughout the course students will be sewing a pair of shorts with elasticized waist, using a PDF pattern supplied by the tutor. By the time you finish, you will be well on the way to altering, repairing and producing beautiful garments for yourself and your family.

So what are you waiting for? Enrol today!

Who Is This Course For

This course is for students interested in learning the art of sewing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and follow pattern directions
  • Assemble a pdf pattern
  • Cut out a garment
  • How to thread a sewing machine
  • How to measure for correct size
  • Seam finishes, elastic casing and hems

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery.

What to Bring To Class

-Sewing machine and foot control in good working order.
Instruction manual and all accessories that came with machine.
: Dressmaking scissors
: Ruler, pen and paper for notes.
: 1m non iron violence (Used for tracing paper.)
: Pins (prefer glass head)
: Fabric marking pencil
: 1.2m or 1.5m 100% medium weight cotton fabric for shorts plus matching 100% polyester good quality thread. If you are a large size or would like shorts extra length you will need 1.5m of fabric.
: 20mm or 25mm non roll elastic approx 1m . You will need to measure your waist and add on approx 1" for lap over.

Recommended fabric: Medium weight woven fabric, cotton or cotton / polyester mix.