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Welcome to the world of Textiles and Fashion

If you have an interest in fashion and sewing or are thinking about a career in the industry, you have come to the right place. SCC together with the Sydney School of Fashion has a range for courses and workshops available to help you get inspired and create your own look.

Whether you want to run up a quick skirt, customise your own patterns or equip yourself with the skills necessary to make it in the fashion world, this is a great place to start.

Choose from a variety of hands-on practical courses all taught by industry professionals: From design concepts and fashion illustration to basic sewing and pattern making, each course will guide you step by step and give you all the insider tips and tricks to get you started on your fashion journey!

As a not-for-profit education provider, with almost three decades experience in Adult Education, our high quality courses are more affordable and flexible than TAFE, online courses and other continuing education Institutes.

Start Your Fashion Career Here

Sewing Courses

Fabrics, Millinery and Knitting

You are welcome to enrol directly online, or call 02 8752 7555 for more information


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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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There will be no class on Easter Monday the 6th of April, 2015.
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There will be no class on the Public Holiday, Monday the 8th of June, 2015.
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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
$329 GST free / $296.10 / $263.20
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Illustration - Fashion Illustration for Beginners
$329 GST free / $296.10 / $263.20
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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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Sewing - Vintage Dressmaking

Vintage fashions are back in the forefront of style! The silhouettes of the 40s, 50s and 60s are so glamorous and while original vintage is getting harder to find and more fragile to wear, sewing your own is the next best thing. If you are a ‘beyond beginner’ sewist (i.e. you have done a beginners course, and are comfortable with the basics of your sewing machine) you can master vintage techniques that will make authentic-looking garments to custom fit YOU. In this class you will se... [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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There will be no class on Monday the 6th of June, 2014 due to the Public Holiday.
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There will be no class on Monday the 6th of October, 2014 due to the Public Holiday.

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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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New to SCC – Sewing in the City!
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New to SCC – Sewing in the City!
New to SCC – Sewing in the City!
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Printing - Fabrics and Wallpaper

Feel inspired to design your own fabric or wallpaper print? It’s easier than you think. Over four sessions you’ll be working alongside award winning designer Lily Fink, to create your own beautiful design using a combination of hand and digital illustration techniques. You’ll then layout the design, choose your colour and fabric/paper stock. Once you are happy with the result, your design will be sent off for professional printing. You can then go on to create your own stunning item... [More]
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All computer based courses are limited to 12 participants per course.
All computer based courses are limited to 12 participants per course.

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Natural Dye Workshop

We will begin the class with a walkabout in the streets around the College, to forage, gather and learn about the history of this beautiful ancient tradition. Learn about local native plants, berries and flowers, their dyeing properties, how we extract the colour and methods used to obtain different shades of pigments. You will receive either a handwoven EW pure silk scarf or Eri Vegetarian peace silk scarf to dye and take away as your very own creation! In this hands-on course you ... [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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Avoid disappointment and enrol early. Class sizes are limited.
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