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General Sewing Intermediate

Course Outline

This sewing class is designed for the Intermediate sewer. During the course, you will learn how to read a commercial pattern and how to make garments. The course will enable you to develop your skills in operating a sewing machine and an overlocker.

Pattern

Please choose a commercial pattern eg Butterick, McCalls ,Simplicity, Burda easy, or New Look. If you have no prior sewing skills it is recommended that you purchase an elasticised waist pants / pyjama pattern, or a simple straight/A line skirt pattern with a waistband and zipper. Please note: Paper patterns are multi sized. Using a tape measure, you will need to take your measurements then check the measurements on the pattern to ensure you are buying the right sized pattern. If you are unsure please ask the shop assistant to help measure you.

Fabric

The reverse of your pattern envelope will tell you how much fabric you need to buy. We recommend choosing a cotton, rayon or linen fabric for the first garment. N.B. Avoid stripes, checks, velvets, soft sheer fabrics, and stretch knit fabrics. Please ask the shop assistant to help you with the fabric choice and quantity. You will need to pre shrink your fabric prior to cutting it. Please wash and dry your fabric before your first lesson.

Thread

Please buy a 100m-200m spool of quality polyester dressmaking thread (Metrosene or Gutterman) to match your fabric colour.

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You do not need to own a sewing machine or overlocker for use in class, as the college provides Bernina sewing machines and overlockers. If you want to bring your own machines to class please also bring the instruction manuals, foot control, and accessories. Note- do not bring your own machines to the first lesson.

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Your pattern, fabric, matching thread (Metrosene or Gutterman brand) a tape measure, pen and notepad to the first class.

In the first lesson, the tutor will explain what items you need to bring to each class. The items will be displayed, and a list will be provided. This includes -

dressmaking scissors, paper scissors, small seam trimming scissors pins tape measure magnetic pin dish pressing cloth tailors chalk sewing gauge invisible zipper foot bodkins machine needles bobbins magnetic seam guide interfacing seam ripper invisible sticky tape Note- some of these may not be required, depending on the garment you are making. If you already have some sewing equipment (excluding sewing machines) please bring it along to the first lesson. The tutor will check to see if your equipment is suitable. If you do not have equipment, do not buy it until the tutor has showed you the recommended products. This will avoid incorrect equipment being purchased. Note- you have the option to purchase equipment form the tutor- these will be supplied to you at the beginning of Lesson 2. You must bring your equipment to each lesson 2-7.

Lesson 1

Introduction to tutor and fellow students Tutor discusses individual pattern and fabric choice with each student Sewing equipment list and explanation How the take correct body measurements How to read the back of the pattern envelope to establish the pattern size to be cut out/ fabric and notions requirements How to cut out a paper pattern and make adjustments, for personalized fit

Lesson 2

How to lay out your pattern on fabric Correct pinning of pattern to fabric Correct cutting of fabric How to thread a sewing machine Practise correct sewing techniques for a seam and seam finish How to follow step by step pattern construction instructions

Lesson 3-8

Individual assistance in garment construction on the sewing machine Modifying /adjusting your garment for fit How to use the sewing machine and overlocker You will learn about machine sewing techniques including

Seams Seam finishes Darts Facings /lining Interfacing Gathering Pleating Hem finishes Buttonholes Zipper insertion The College will provide sewing machines and overlockers during class time. Please note you do not need to have an overlocker machine for this course.

Limit of 8 students.

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$291 Limited inc GST / $261.90
General Sewing Intermediate

<h2>Course Outline</h2>

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$291 Limited inc GST / $261.90
General Sewing Intermediate

<h2>Course Outline</h2>

<p>This sewing class is designed for the Intermediate sewer. During the course, you will learn how to read a commercial pattern and how to make garments. The course will enable

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Please note this class is held for 4 weeks from 10am - 2pm every second Saturday - Thank ## you

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113