Sewing for Beginners Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Community College

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Sewing for Beginners

Sewing for absolute beginners - Come and learn to sew with a community of like-minded people, all wanting to learn how to make the most out of their sewing machines!

Following a project-based formula, students will not only learn how to use their sewing machines effectively, but how to read, interpret and create garments from a basic pattern. This course aims to set students up with enough knowledge to be able to create any number of garments from commercial patterns.

Other topics covered:
• Learn how garments are constructed
• Choosing the right fabric
• Accurate measuring
• Dressmaking tools
• Seam finishes

As this is a beginner course, no experience with sewing is necessary.

So what are you waiting for? Enrol now and let’s start sewing.


  • Pins glass head.
  • Scissors, ideally 2 pairs. One for cutting and the other for small snipping.
  • Machine manual, don't forget the foot press.
  • Bobbins to fit your sewing machine.
  • Sewing gauge, Birch brand
  • Tape measure, in both Inches and CM.
  • 1 reel of white thread in 50 weight, either Gutermann or Metrosene.
  • Machine needles, universal fine assorted (70-90)
  • Pencil, pen, notebook.
  • Ruler
  • Fabric weights
  • Stitch ripper
  • Hand sewing needles, crewel no.8

Suggested shops to buy:

  • Spotlight, George Street, Hornsby - ph 8445 3300
  • Hobby sew 1a Florence Street, Hornsby - ph: 9477 5885

About the Tutor:

Lynne Allitt has been sewing since the age of 12. She attended advanced classes at the Vogue Sewing School and is a Qualified Milliner, after 3 years studying at Tafe.
Lynne is a quilter and a dressmaker, having made her daughters clothes and wedding dresses.

She's very excited to be teaching and sharing her love of sewing.

$225 Limited inc GST / $215
Sewing for Beginners

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