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Sewing - Continuers

This ‘Sewing Continuers’ course is for those students who have already completed a term of ‘Sewing for Beginners’ or students who have basic sewing skills and would like to learn more!

Following a project-based formula, students will not only learn how to use their sewing machines more 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

If you can use a sewing machine and want to learn how to use commercial sewing patterns, this course will also be helpful.

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
  • Hornsby Wool & Craft Nook, Shop 3 The Piazza, 25-31 Florence Street, Hornsby – ph: 9482 4924

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.

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