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

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Sewing for Beginners - Saturday

Sewing for absolute beginners - Come and learn to sew with a community of like-minded people, all wanting to learn how to get 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. With a focus on responsible sewing, i.e. low waste, upcycling.

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.

Sewing is a rewarding skill that can give you a sense of accomplishment and pride in your creations, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. 

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


  • Sewing Machine **
  • 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, 122 George Street, Hornsby - Ph: 8445 3300
  • Hobbysew, 138 George St, Hornsby - Ph: 9477 5885

**We recommend purchasing your own sewing machine for use and practice at home. However if you do not have your own sewing machine you are welcome to use one of our 2 sewing machines in the college for $50 per term ( this goes towards maintenance of the machines). Please note you are unable to take the machine home.

$250 Limited inc GST / $240
Sewing for Beginners - Saturday

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Please note: start date differs from printed course guide and there's no class on Saturday 11th May & 8th June.

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