Sewing for Kids - Ages 8-18 St George & Sutherland Community College

Sewing for Kids - Ages 8-18

Learn how to sew! Come and join us at SGSCC for this sewing class for kids. Come along for a fun class in a relaxed environment, where you learn new skills and design and create your design. Learn how to use a sewing machine and the basics of sewing and basic stitches. Make a fun and fabulous ruffle bag with your sewing machine, learn basic stitches, and chose your fabric and pattern. You will learn various useful life skills throughout the term. Our experienced tutor will show you everything step by step and show you useful tips and tricks, too.

This class is suitable for children 8+ if they are experienced in sewing machines and 10+ if new to sewing. After term 1 you can re-enroll and begin on commercial sewing patterns building your skills each term. So choose your pattern and fabric and start sewing your unique design!

Course outline:

  • Knowledge of how to use an overlocker
  • Learn to make basic stitches
  • Learn how to design and sew various components
  • Put different components that you’ve done together

Learning Outcomes:

Students will learn:

  • How to operate a sewing machine and how the different functions of the sewing machine work
  • How to sew a straight seam
  • How to edge seams so they don’t fray
  • How to ruffle
  • How to make bag handles, bag front, back, and lining
  • How to create a gusset in a bag
  • How to assemble a fully lined ruffle bag with handles

What to bring:

  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric scissors
  • Cream Gutterman Polyester thread
  • Pins
  • Blue marking pen
  • Seam gauge
  • $40 payable to tutor on the 1st lesson for bag kit

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.
$232 Limited inc GST / $220.40
Sewing for Kids - Ages 8-18

<p><p>Learn how to sew! Come and join us at SGSCC for this sewing class for kids. Come along for a fun class in a relaxed environment, where you learn new skills and design and create your design.


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