Sewing Classes One on One St George & Sutherland Community College

Sewing Classes One on One

Our private one on one sewing lessons are perfect for a variety of sewing needs, they are catered to what you want to get out of sewing and the class time is allocated 100% to you.


Below are some examples of why students book private lessons:
  • If you have purchased a new sewing machine and would like to learn how to use it and get the most out of all the functions. A lot of sewers are only using 10% of their machine functions and still do not know the potential their machine has, which limits their sewing skills.
  • These lessons are also perfect if you are an HSC textiles student wanting to get some guidance in mapping out your textiles major work and portfolio. This allows you to be organised throughout the creation of your major work whilst completing your portfolio at the same time to prevent you from getting to the end when it’s due and being overwhelmed. We highly recommend this for HSC students, and booking in early in the year is important rather than at the end when students are overwhelmed by all different assessments.
  • If you are a current sewer and would like to expand on your sewing skills and sew with other mediums such as leather, lace, silk, etc. You may also want to build on your techniques such as using specialty sewing feet such as invisible zippers, rolled hem foot, bias binding foot ETC. If you feel you are sewing the same thing over and over, book in a private lesson and we can help you expand your sewing skills.

What to bring:

  • Sewing machine
  • Foot pedal
  • Instruction manual
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Some scrap cotton or calico 25cm
  • You will also need to bring some polyester Gutterman thread and an empty bobbin that belongs to your machine type

How to book:

Please phone the College on 9528 3344 to discuss times and bookings.

Please Note: $80 per hour (minimum two-hour booking)

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

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