The course will cover:

  • How to use a sewing machine.

  • How to read and understand  a commercial pattern

  • How to layout and cut your fabric

  • How to select appropriate fabrics

  • Basic sewing techniques which would include:

    • Seams

    • Darts

    • Gathering

    • Hems

    • Waistbands

    • Zips, and

    • Hand sewing skills


You will make a basic garment using some of the skills you have learned and then work on projects of your choice as time allows.


Course duration - one 2 hour class per week for 8 weeks (16 hours)


Class size - two students.


Cost - $480 (a $200 deposit will be required at the time of booking and the remainder at the first lesson). As the classes are so small make up classes can not be offered if they are missed.


Bookings - please call me on 0416 195 995 to make a booking.


Private classes are also available.


Course requirements

You will be required to bring with you:

  • Dressmaking scissors

  • Paper scissors

  • Embroidery scissors

  • Pins

  • Tape measure (cm and inches)

  • Tailors chalk

  • Hand sewing needles




Tops made during first term.