Dressmaking - Basic Sewing Macquarie Community College

Dressmaking - Basic Sewing

Dressmaking - Basic Sewing

$225 Limited inc GST
Dressmaking - Basic Sewing

<h3> Sewing Basics for Dressmaking - Sydney Course </h3>

<p>This Sewing Basics for Dressmaking course is designed for beginner students and for dressmakers wishing to further develop their skills.

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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 Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

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
  • Blue/Purple Waterless Pen
  • Berry Pins (total 50)
  • 30cm ruler
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Paper Scissors
  • A reel of thread
  • Large quick unpicker
  • A4 plastic sleeve folder for notes
  • 1 metric printed firm woven fabric for samples
  • Tracing paper, for alterations (6 sheets from spotlight in a packet.)
  • Polyester fill/ stuffing 500gm ( complete a pincushion).
  • 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.

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Classroom based learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course testimonials:

  • Crystal said: Di was such a beautiful teacher. She had a world of knowledge that she was more than happy to share with us throughout the 8 week course. Great little course to set you up on the path to sewing.

  • Sejal said: Diann is fantastic! She was very helpful and did everything she could to make the class easier and accommodating for everyone. She listens and adapts to everyone's abilities. Thank you for this class. I will be back for it again.

  • Angela said: Di was incredibly patient and took the time to show me how to do things. I liked that I got to choose what I wanted to work on and at my own pace.