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Learn the Art of Sewing, Knitting & Crochet, Fabric Printing and Millinery in Sydney

Thinking about learning how to sew? Or maybe you want to brush up on your sewing technique? Or perhaps you would like to learn the the art of Fabric Printing or making that special hat in our Millinery course. What about knitting or crocheting that special garment?  With our very popular Textile and Fashion courses and classes, the options are endless! Our classes operate within our own premises which have dedicated studio spaces in Rozelle with free parking and only 5 minutes by bus from Town Hall Station, which offers hands on experience with highly qualified and enthusiastic tutors.

A variety of Sewing, Dressmaking, Soft Furnishings, Illustration, Millinery, Fabric Printing, Knitting and Crochet courses operate on a regular basis.  As a not-for-profit education provider, with almost 3 decades experience in Adult Education, our high quality courses are easily more affordable and flexible than TAFE, online courses and other continuing education Institutes.

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Fabric, Fashion, Knitting and Millinery courses

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Patchwork and Quilting for Beginners to Advanced

Learn to quilt beautiful quilts for all the family in a happy and friendly environment. Traditional, fun or funky quilts can be made in your first course. Suitable for Beginners Experienced students looking to brush up on skills and complete existing projects Agenda Session One: Learn about your rulers, rotary cutter and how to pick fabrics to contrast Look at fabric values and learn how to fold your fabric ready for cutting The importance of spray starch and the history of quilting... [More]
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Illustration - Fashion Illustration for Beginners

This course is a practical course in fashion illustration where students are exposed to techniques and skills through demonstration and then practicing example with one-on-one guidance and tuition. Subjects covered range from basic fashion head and body, through to fabric rendering and presentation. If you want to learn Fashion Illustration in Sydney, then this course is for you. This class is complemented by Pattern Making Essentials and Sewing Essentials Tweet Agenda Week One: Dra... [More]
Illustration - Fashion Illustration for Beginners
$299 GST free / $269.10 / $239.20
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Sewing - ReFashion Right Now!

Be part of the fashion revolution! Bring your well-loved clothing with moth holes or other afflictions and find out how you can ReFashion them. Over five weeks you’ll learn how to make the most of what you’ve got and breathe new life into your well-worn favourites. Learn how to make simple repairs and alterations. This course will focus on not only refashioning existing garments to look totally fab and amazing, but also mending, darning, patches, hems and buttons, disguising blemish... [More]
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Sewing Essentials

Sewing Essentials is the essential course for anyone wishing to learn to sew. This comprehensive course covers machine set-up, maintenance of equipment and trouble shooting, how to control your machine and get to know its stitch capabilities. You will also learn about different seams and finishes, pattern cutting and by the end of the course you will have made a complete garment using all the skills you have learnt. This course will have you well on the way to altering, repairing an... [More]
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Printing - Fabric Screen

Enrol in our Fabric Printing course and learn the fine points of Fabric Printing and Design with Sydney Community College your centre for continuing education in Sydney. More affordable than university continuing education or TAFE plus. In this hands-on course you will explore a variety of hand printing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous designs on fabric using hand-cut stencils. No previous design or printing experience required. If you want to learn to ... [More]
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Bachelor of Fashion and Business

Sydney Community College in association with Holmes Institute (Sydney Campus) is proud to introduce the Bachelor of Fashion and Business. As the fashion industry continues to grow in importance, it requires highly skilled individuals who understand how the fashion industry works. This course places emphasis on the business and commerce at the heart of the fashion industry. The course examines how fashion ideas become fashion products and how these concepts reach their consumer. It e... [More]

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Knitting for Beginners

Welcome to the world of the 'Gentle Arts' Knitting is fun, relaxing and versatile! Learn this ancient craft, and discover the exciting range of possibilities available to the modern knitter. Once you have learned the basics, it is possible to create beautiful and practical wearables and home wares for yourself, your family and friends. Tweet Agenda Over the six weeks of this course the broad topics outlined below will be covered, but not necessarily in the exact order. You will lear... [More]

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Millinery for Beginners

Get ahead and make a hat! There will be an opportunity to make both a fascinator or pillbox, and a straw or felt hat for yourself. You will cover many aspects of millinery to enable you to create and trim your own hats. If you want to learn about Millinery in Sydney, then this course is for you. Tweet Agenda During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, par... [More]

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Sewing - Pattern Making Essentials

This is a beginners' pattern making course for confident sewers, who wish to design their own garments and not be restricted to purchasing commercial patterns. This course covers body analysis, correct measurement taking, garment fitting, block creation to suit the individuals measurements and using basic pattern blocks to create different patterns. You will be limited only to your imagination. This course will have you well on the way to designing your own original pieces. It is ve... [More]

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Sewing Extension

This is an extension Sewing Essentials course. This course will encompass a variety of new machine techniques and garment finishes that can be used to create professionally made garments. As more advanced applications will be covered such as zippers, buttonholes, facings, bindings and elastic uses, a far greater range of garments will be achievable for the novice sewer. All techniques will be practiced at each session on small fabric samples which will enable students to create a sa... [More]

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