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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.

Our team of specialists will be there every step of the way, so you can be assured you are receiving the highest quality of training with Central Coast Community College.

So what are you waiting for? Enrol today!

Course Duration

This course runs for two full days.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery.

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

Who Is This Course For

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

What to Bring To Class

  • Sewing machine and sewing machine instructions
  • Scissors for cutting fabric and scissors for cutting paper
  • Basic ruler (30cm long)
  • Tracing paper
  • Safety pins
  • Glue (to assemble pattern tiles)
  • Led pencil
  • Fabric & elastic: Fabric width 115cm x length 1.15 mtrs and Elastic width 20mm x length 1mt
  • Thread / cotton to match

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

About The Trainer

Sharon Cowie is owner and creator of both Swim Style sewing patterns and Alyce & Lea swimwear label. For over thirty years Sharon has practised sewing and pattern making, her experience stems from the love of the creative process that pattern making gives her and believes that this is what makes each design unique. Sharon’s designs are handmade personally on industrial sewing machines. Sharon prides herself on her love to create styles that are on trend and wearable!