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Sewing Beginner 1

State ID: SC-PFT-V0672

Do you want to learn the basics of sewing?

This is a beginner course open to anyone who wants to learn how to sew. You will learn some basic sewing machine techniques, how to thread a sewing machine and wind cotton to a bobbin, as well as how to lay and cut your fabric. You will undertake sewing projects such as how to sew a cushion cover from a basic pattern and how to sew a basic garment (elastic waisted pants or shorts) using a commercial pattern.

There are no prerequisites and the course runs for 6 sessions.

Dress requirements
You must :

  • Wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Tie back long hair
  • Remove any long accessories when working on the machines

What to Bring
Please do not purchase any items until your course has been confirmed.

In the first session, the lecturer will advise you of the quantity and type of fabrics that you will need to purchase for week 2 (tote bag and pencil case) and week 3 (your sewing project). From week two you will also need to bring along:

  • Tape measure (the soft flexible type)
  • Fabric marker
  • Quick unpick
  • Berry headed pins
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Dressmaking scissor
  • General paper scissors
  • Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and display book for notes
  • A box or container or bag to keep items in
  • Steel thimble (optional)
  • Needle Threader (optional)
  • Wrist pincushion (optional)


How to apply

How to apply

Choose the delivery option below, and in the "Register now" box click the start date link. This will take you to the booking site where you provide your details, register and pay.

Course bookings are limited to 1 per participant. If booking for multiple participants, separate bookings will be required and you will need to provide details for each individual.

Please note while the link may be visible, enrolments may not have opened yet, classes have been filled or this course may not currently be available. Please check back later.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 6 week/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How On campus

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated January 16, 2020