HSC Textiles/High School Sewing - Ages 12 - 18 St George & Sutherland Community College

HSC Textiles/High School Sewing - Ages 12 - 18

Does your child need help with their textiles work at school or would love to learn to sew and get creative? This is a fun social class with a focus on building sewing
skills and specialised techniques. HSC students welcome to work on their major work in class and learn new skills to apply to their project.

Most high school age children will have a sewing component as part of the school curriculum. A great deal of students will have had no exposure to sewing prior to this, but will be required to undertake an assessment throughout year 7 and 8. In my experience as a sewing teacher, students with no sewing experience can find it very difficult to complete these assessments as they can be complex tasks within a small time frame.

When taught the foundations of sewing prior to their first high school assessments students enjoy their classes and generally do very well in these tasks as they can work independently. In our term classes at the college once the sewing foundations are covered students can move onto more technical skills. These skills often give students the confidence to select textiles as an elective in year 9 and 10 and may work on their projects in class. Students build their skills each term and many choose to undertake a textiles major work for their HSC work.

If you are a HSC textiles student, this class is a great way to lock in 2hrs a week out of school to work on your HSC major work. This eliminates students leaving it all until the last minute where panic can set in hindering your performance. Our goal is to give students the opportunity to come and learn this life skill in a no pressure fun environment. Sewing is a very valuable life skill as we are surrounded by clothing and textiles in our everyday life.

What to bring:

  • Bring your sewing machine if you have one (If you don’t its ok you can use the college machines)
  • 100m Guttermann polyester sew all thread in a colour that matches your project.
  • A spare bobbin for your machine ( if using class machines a clear Janome bobbin can be purchased at Spotlight
  • Bring a project to work on if you already have one in mind or there is a beginners learn to sew bag available if this is your first project please discuss with tutor by emailing her at fabricstreet@outlook.com
  • Glass head pins
  • Fabric Scissors

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.
$223 Limited inc GST
HSC Textiles/High School Sewing - Ages 12 - 18

<p><p>Does your child need help with their textiles work at school or would love to learn to sew and get creative? This is a fun social class with a focus on building sewing<br/>skills and specialised

Please note:  Class is now starting at 4.30pm

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.