Beginners Learn to Sew - One Day Workshop - New! St George & Sutherland Community College

Beginners Learn to Sew - One Day Workshop - New!

The get to know your new sewing machine class is designed for beginner sewers to enable them to operate their machine safely and correctly. There is a lot to know when you first set up your new machine, therefore it is important to do it right as errors can take place if you are not doing it correctly. Learning the foundation set up skills makes sewing enjoyable and allows it to run smoothly.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to the sewing machine, safety and equipment that comes with your machine
  • Threading your machine and bobbin
  • Correct threads that are specific for your machine
  • The different dials and components of your machine and what they do
  • Foundation stitches and different seam types
  • What stitch is suitable for what technique and why
  • Tips and tricks for successful sewing
  • Suggested projects for the beginner sewer
  • Choosing the correct pattern for your sewing level
  • Troubleshooting

Learning outcomes:

  • For students to be able to thread their machine correctly with the right tension and correct threads
  • For students to wind a bobbin correctly with even tension
  • For students to develop knowledge on different seam finishes and which type to use where
  • For students to feel comfortable using their machine on their own
  • For students to be able to troubleshoot any issues that arise and to know why it happened in the first place

What to bring:

If you have your own sewing machine please bring it with you and all the accessories that came with that machine including your manual. It is very important that you have a copy of your instructional manual for you to refer to and add to in class. If you can’t locate your manual please download it online. If you haven’t got your own machine you do not need to go out and buy one as you can use one of the college machines and learn what all the different features available are before you purchase your own machine. Also bring one spool of polyester Gutermann thread (no birch threads please), an empty bobbin that belongs to your machine, glass head pins, scissors, a notepad and pen. Please make sure you bring foot pedal and power cord.

About the Tutor:

‘I have been sewing for over 25 years and enjoy teaching all different levels of sewing from beginners right up to advanced. I also have a passion for teaching children and tutoring HSC students with their final textiles work. I have owned my own sewing store allowing me to work on specialised sewing skills and techniques as well as ongoing training on various brands of sewing machines and overlockers. I am often involved in organising large events and craft retreats/industry functions at different locations, adding a different angle to my knowledge of the sewing industry. I enjoy keeping up to date with current sewing trends, techniques, and machines, and am passionate about using modern fabrics to keep the sewing industry alive for future generations to enjoy.’ Claudia

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.