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 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.