Sewing Machine Skills CityEast College

Course Outline

Get the most efficient use out of your sewing machine in this one day workshop. Starting with the basics of sewing a straight line you will progress to make a simple bodice top, which includes straight seams, darts, inserting a zipper, sleeves and facing to finish the work.

Bring your sewing machine, calico fabric and a few simple notions - by the end of the day you will have made a simple bodice top with a sleeve, centre back zipper and neck facing, which will give you the confidence to take on more sewing projects.

Ideal for...

Anyone who wants to learn how to get the most out of a sewing machine. No expereince necessary.


  • Gain confidence in using your own sewing machine.
  • Learn how to thread your machine and basics of tension.
  • Learn how to use a number of basic stitches
  • Learn how to insert a zipper and use a zipper foot.
  • Learn how to accurately measure yourself and others for sewing projects.
  • Learn how to draft and sew a simple calico top.

What to bring

  • pen and notepad
  • Sewing Machine *(optional) - it is preferable to learn on your own machine. College machines are available to use; however, you may need to share with other students.
  • manual for your sewing machine (optional -see above)
  • 1m calico
  • 1 reel of thread
  • Dressmakers pins (long) & hand sewing needles
  • scissors, large for cutting fabric
  • Tape measure
  • Zipper 15 – 20cm & a zipper foot to fit your sewing machine

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.


$120 Limited inc GST
Sewing Machine Skills

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  • Course testimonials
    Was so much fun. Love my bodice. Learned a lot.
  • Course testimonials
    I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The tutor was very helpful, we covered various techniques and it has inspired me to do some more sewing. An ideal course for a beginner.
  • Course testimonials
    It was the best sewing class I've experienced. The teacher's love of sewing is inspiring and she has a very practical approach for beginners. I'd definitely do another one of her classes.
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