Dressmaking - Basic Sewing

Dressmaking - Basic Sewing

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Sewing Basics for Dressmaking - Sydney Course

This Sewing Basics for Dressmaking course is designed for beginner students and for dressmakers wishing to further develop their skills. Learn all about fabrics and their uses, how to take accurate measurements, choosing correct pattern size selection and garment construction. The course will also cover how to make a garment more unique through the addition of embellishments or by slightly changing the pattern. This is a practical hands-on course.

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 machine basics e.g. threading
  • Sewing techniques and finishes
  • Fabrics and their uses
  • Fabrics and interfacing
  • Commercial pattern selection
  • Accurate body measurements
  • Pattern adjustments
  • Laying out fabric and cutting correcting
  • How to make an adult or child garment

Course Outcome

  • By the end of the course, students will know how to use a sewing machine and follow a commercial pattern to cut and construct a garment.

What to Bring

You will need to bring:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Tape Measure
  • Tailors Chalk
  • Quick un-pick Pins – yellowhead
  • 30cm ruler
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Paper Scissors
  • A reel of thread
  • A small nylon zip
  • Please bring your own sewing machine, 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.
  • Students will be required to buy a commercial pattern and a few metres of fabric of their choice at a later date after being given the recommendations

Materials Provided

  • Sample fabric will be provided at the first lesson
  • Course notes

Prerequisite: Desirable

  • This course caters for all students from beginner sewers to advanced dressmakers. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

Delivery Mode

  • The Sewing Basics for Dressmaking course involves a combination of teacher demonstration and student practical work.