Beginners Learn to Sew St George & Sutherland Community College

Beginners Learn to Sew

The beginners learn to sew course is a great introduction to sewing starting from basics and building on techniques. This is a great course for anyone interested in starting their sewing journey. You will get an introduction to your machine and how it works, troubleshooting, sewing tips, and tricks, and important do’s and don’ts for best results. You will complete a lined bag for everyday use throughout the course and in this process, you will learn various techniques.

Course Introduction:

The beginners learn to sew course is a great introduction to sewing starting from basics and building on techniques. This is a great course for anyone interested in starting their sewing journey. You will get an introduction to your machine and how it works, troubleshooting, sewing tips, and tricks, and important do’s and don’ts for best results. You will complete a lined bag for everyday use throughout the course and in this process, you will learn various techniques.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to the sewing machine, safety, key components equipment suitable to use with each machine
  • Sewing tools
  • Tips and tricks for successful sewing
  • Patterns, measuring, sewing terms
  • Steps to making a lined beginners bag

Learning Outcomes:

  • For students to develop knowledge and feel comfortable using their machine
  • For students to develop sewing skills to complete a tote bag and future items they can apply these skills to
  • For students to gain knowledge of the equipment demonstrated throughout the course

What to bring:

All students need to bring their machine unless they need to use one of the college machines if they don’t have their own, their machine instruction manual, one spool of Guttermann Polyester cotton a bobbin that belongs to their machine. Also, bring glass head pins a notepad and pen to write down notes. Make sure you have packed the foot petal for your machine. If you do not have your instruction manual, please download it online or contact the tutor before the class at fabricstreet@outlook.com

About the Tutor:

'I have accumulated over 25 years of extensive experience in the field of sewing. Teaching individuals of all skill levels brings me immense satisfaction, whether they are beginners taking their first steps in the world of sewing or advanced students seeking to enhance their skills further. I also enjoy teaching children’s classes and providing guidance to HSC students as they embark on their final textiles projects. My journey has been enriched by owning and operating my own sewing store. This venture has allowed me to access specialized training and delve into unique sewing skills and techniques while continuously pursuing training on various sewing machine brands and overlockers.

I am devoted and recognize the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest sewing trends, techniques, and advancements in machinery. I constantly make a commitment to ongoing training and professional development that enables me to offer the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge to my students. Furthermore, I am a happy, fun, caring tutor that’s driven by the desire to preserve and invigorate the sewing industry for future generations to enjoy. My extensive experience, passion for teaching, constant pursuit of knowledge, and dedication to the sewing industry positions me as a reliable and enthusiastic guide on your sewing journey. Join me, Claudia, as we embark on a rewarding and fulfilling sewing adventure.' Claudia

Tutor Qualifications:

  • Certificate III in applied Fashion Design & Technology – Ultimo TAFE
  • Statement of attainment Screen printing – St George TAFE
  • NSW TEXStyle Teachers training Certificate – Technology Educators Association
  • Statement of attainment in History of fashion – Ultimo Tafe
  • Sewing Machine mechanic training level 1 and 2 – Husqvarna Viking
  • Overlockers Mechanic Technical training – Husqvarna Viking
  • SVP Technical Electronic Certificate – Husqvarna Viking
  • TCF Fashion Growth workshop – St George & Sutherland shire Business enterprise centre
  • Bachelor of Arts Components -UWS
  • Specialist workplace training Disabilities Category 1 – First Contact
  • Sign Language and the Deaf Community – Auslan 1

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.