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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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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 - 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 and have completed Sewing Essentials or equivalent Tweet Suitable for: Those who have some sewing experience Agenda To... [More]
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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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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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Design Your Own Print: Fabrics and Wallpaper

Feel inspired to design your own fabric or wallpaper print? It’s easier than you think! Over 4 sessions you’ll be working alongside a professional textile designer, 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 could then go on to create your own stunning item o... [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. 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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Slow Stitch Studio

Take time out for yourself this winter to explore the meditative and healing qualities of hand stitching. Work with artist and designer Lorna Murray as she guides you through an experimental approach towards drawing with stitch. Indulge in the joy and beauty of embroidery while drinking tea from cups and saucers. This workshop is an opportunity to connect with yourself and a space to enjoy the company of others who share a love for stitching. Each lesson we will be able to slow down... [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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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
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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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