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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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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 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!
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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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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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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 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 class on Easter Monday the 6th of April, 2015.

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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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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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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 - 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 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 life in... [More]
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