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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

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


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Introduction to Fashion Illustration

This course is a practical workshop 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. Presented in partnership with the Sydney School of Fashion. This workshop can be taken as a one-off session or can be combined with the afternoon session, Folio Layout, for a more comprehensive introduction t... [More]
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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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Introduction to Folio Layout

Presented in partnership with the Sydney School of Fashion The workshop is suitable for students who want to get a head start or wish to develop their folio further. Folio presentation techniques such as layout, design and colour schemes will be covered. Students are encouraged to bring in work that they have completed at home for extra guidance and feedback. This workshop can be taken as a one-off session or can be combined with the morning session, Introduction to Fashion Illustra... [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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Intermediate and Advanced Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop for Fashion

Deepen your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in these intensive courses. A good working knowledge of these programmes/applications is now fundamental to compete and succeed in the fashion industry. You will learn how to maximise your fashion design skills and take your work to the next level by learning how to present your material in a professional and exciting way. Prerequisite: There is a working knowledge level of skill required in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. It... [More]
Intermediate and Advanced Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop for Fashion
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This course is comprised of six afternoon sessions that run over two weeks, Tuesday to Thursday each week.

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Intermediate Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop for Fashion

Prerequisite: There is a working knowledge level of skill required in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. It is advisable that students have some knowledge of both programmes. This course is suited for people who work in, or want to enter, the Fashion Industry. Deepen your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in these intensive courses. A good knowledge of these programmes/applications is now fundamental to compete and succeed in the fashion industry. Maximise your fashion desi... [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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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]
$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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