Dressmaking - Learn to Sew with Confidence

Dressmaking - Learn to Sew with Confidence

Learn to Sew with Confidence- Sydney Course

This course is design for those students who need confidence in using their sewing machine or to improve their skills. You will learn the different sewing feet available in the use of the sewing machine and feel more understanding of their uses. The different stitches available on your machine to complement the projects you will be completing in the workshop.

By the end of the course you will achieve a machine cover with zipper pockets and opening for the handle. A small sewing purse (23cm x 16cm) with a zipper to keep your personal belongings safe. A large pincushion and sewing machine mat to complement the sewing items.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Eastwood, Chatswood, Richmond and many more. Enrol online today or call us to have a chat about your options.

Course Outline

It is intended that the course will cover:

  • Sewing straight lines using your guide plate and curves
  • Seam finishes
  • Variety of Machine needles
  • Inserting a lap zipper
  • Changing sewing feet on your machine
  • Using different types of fabrics
  • Machine stitches on your sewing machines

Course Outcome

By the end of the course, you will have the ability to confidently use your sewing machine and the knowledge of the different feet and stitches.

What to Bring

You will need to bring:

  • Sewing Machine and the electrical cord, foot control and sewing feet. However if you do not have a sewing machine please contact the college as we have Janome sewing machines available for you to use during the course.
  • Baking paper, tracing off the patterns
  • Lead pencil and a sharpener
  • Tape measure
  • Light Blue Water less pencil to mark fabric
  • Berry pins
  • 30cm ruler
  • Hand sewing needles, large eye to thread
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • 2 metres woven dressmaking printed fabric (no strips or checks)
  • 30cm contracting (plain) woven dressmaking fabric
  • Two 1.5cm buttons to contracting the fabric
  • One 40cm zipper and one 25cm Zipper
  • Reel Polyester Thread to match fabric
  • 60cm iron on pellon/wadding, from Lyn’s Fine Needlework, 2/9 Seven Hills Road Baulkham Hills. Ph. (02) 9686 2325

Prerequisite: Desirable

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge of sewing.

Delivery Mode

  • The Learn to Sew with Confidence course involves a combination of teacher demonstration and student practical work.