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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

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


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Introduction to Fashion Illustration and Folio Layout

Delivered in partnership with The Sydney School of Fashion Agenda Session 1: Fashion Illustration 10am – 1pm Students will be introduced to the basic principles of fashion drawing such as developing a figure template, drawing a garment on a template and applying colour. Drawing fashion figures Proportion Posing the figure Application of colour Session 2: Folio Preparation 2pm – 5pm Folio presentation techniques such as layout, design and colour schemes will be covered. The workshop ... [More]
Introduction to Fashion Illustration and Folio Layout
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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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Due to tutor availablilty there will be no class on Tuesday the 10th of March. The last session will be on Tuesday the 17th of March instead.
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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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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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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop for Fashion

This is a one-day digital fashion illustration workshop. Students will be introduced to trade and figure garment drawing in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. This is a solid introduction course for those who have basic computer and drawing skills and is a good follow on from the Fashion Illustration and Folio Layout workshop. Agenda Learn about the importance of trade sketches in the fashion industry. Learn to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to illustrate a comprehensive collecti... [More]
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop for Fashion
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Quilting Workshop

You’ve come so far – now it’s time to quilt! Once have completed your quilt top then it is time to move on to the next step and learn how to put your quilt together. Under the guidance of expert quilter Jenny Shields, this Saturday class is a great way for you to learn how to piece, baste and quilt your quilt. A perfect finish to all your hard work! Suitable for Those who have pieced together and completed a quilt top and are ready to move on to the quilting stage. Agenda There are ... [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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New to SCC – Sewing in the City!
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New to SCC – Sewing in the City!
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New to SCC – Sewing in the City!
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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!
New to SCC – Sewing in the City!
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Sewing - Upcycle and ReFashion

Want to transform your wardrobe? Dscover the possibilities of how to transform those well-loved clothes into brand new fashion you can wear again – and no one will know! The adventure starts here! And you don’t even have know how to sew! Suitable for These workshops are suitable for absolute beginners with no sewing skills, or more experienced menders who want guidance on a specific project. What we’ll do in the course: Bring your well-loved clothing that you want to breathe new lif... [More]
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Patchwork and Quilting for Beginners to Advanced

Patchwork and quilting first came to Australia in the early 19th century and from humble beginnings has steadily grown to be a very popular pastime. Whether for practical or decorative use, learning to piece together beautiful fabrics and producing your own quilt is addictive, especially for all you material hoarders out there! If you have always liked the idea of making your own quilt but have never been sure of just where to start then come join expert quilter Jenny Shields and le... [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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