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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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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 Agenda During this course ... [More]

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Printing Studio

Hand Printing on Paper or Fabric Create unique personalised hand printed images for your family, your home and for gifts. This course explores printing on paper using the traditional relief-printing techniques of Lino and Wood blocks as well as printing fabrics using silk screening techniques. Complete a project in the 3 hours, or plan for something more complex over a number of sessions. Each week print your own images on fabric or paper. For example, screen print on children’s clo... [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. 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, parts of ... [More]
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No class on Monday 9th June due to 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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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 printing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous designs on fabric. No previous design or printing experience required. Printing inks and most equipment supplied. If you wan... [More]
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Sewing Essentials

This is an essential course for everyone wishing to learn to sew. This 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 throughout the course. This course will have you well on the way to altering, repairing and pr... [More]
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Sewing - Making Soft Furnishings

In this series of simple projects you will be amazed at what you can achieve. Be guided through a series of delightful and achievable projects, all suitable for the home and as gifts – meanwhile you will realise that you have discovered, uncovered and begun to master the invaluable skill of sewing. This course is designed for people who have some basic sewing skills. If you want to learn Soft Furnishings in Sydney, then this course is for you. Need: Sewing Essentials or equivalent A... [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. 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 learn the ... [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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Sewing - Lingerie Making, How to Make Underwear

If you want to learn Sewing lingerie in Sydney, then this course is for you. Short course in lingerie making in Sydney. In this class the students will be taught the basic skills in creating a finished lingerie products using fine laces, elastics and 2 way stretch fabrics. Students will make a finished item of their choice (3 to choose from) French knickers, half-slip, and camisole or depending on the students qualification all three items may be completed within the given time. The... [More]
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Sewing - Re-use, Re-style, Re-vamp!

It’s a fact; we buy new fashions faster than ever before. This leaves us with closets filled to the brim and still ‘nothing to wear.’ In order to make room, we sift through our wardrobes, discard a few items that no longer fit or are out dated, then shop for more. Occasionally we may even become ruthless and manage to fill a few garbage bags to take to the op shops. Only about 15% of these clothes make it into someone else’s wardrobe or are recycled. The rest sadly becomes landfill.... [More]
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