27 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn to craft clothes that suit and actually fit your body. Our sewing experts will teach you the techniques of top designers in world-class industry-standard studios. They will show you how to fit adjust commercial patterns to your size, so that your garments look professionally made.

Course content

Start your journey learning simple skills through making a pair of unisex pyjama pants and then progress through to making a skirt. For those who competently complete these projects you will finalize your pyjamas project by making the matching top.

  • Sewing machine familiarity, maintenance safety
  • Sewing straight lines, curved, mountains
  • Seams: open, flat, French, overlocked
  • Darts and Measuring
  • Small Trouser Hooks and Bars
  • Interfacing, Hems, Vent splits, Skirt zipper
  • Waistband attachment and Buttonhole placement demonstration
  • Understanding and fitting patterns


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

More details


No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

The course includes two patterns for your projects - for pyjamas and a skirt. You will learn in our state-of-the-art sewing production studio using our sewing machines and overlockers.

Materials to bring

You will receive a detailed list of materials required for this course approx 7 days before course commences, it includes fabric (approx. $15 for the first pyjama pant project) and a basic sewing kit.

Suited to

This is a beginner level course. Intermediate students, especially those that are self-taught, may also find it useful to attend to get expert tuition from our experienced tutors and learn sewing tips and tricks used by professionals. Places fill quickly so enrol as early as possible.

Additional notes

Our very popular Sewing course is offered one night a week (6-9pm) for 10 weeks. We also deliver a Sewing Intensive course (link below) over 5 consecutive Saturdays (10am-4.30pm). The 30 hour lesson content is the same in both courses, choose what suits you best - evenings or Saturdays! Sewing Teachers:Amber Taralaikov (sat)Kate Newton (thurs eve)Sandra Doutsas (tues eve)


By the end of this course, participants will have a very good knowledge of sewing and will have produced 2 or 3 garments (pyjama pants, skirt, pyjama top) depending on their individual pace of learning. Students who complete this course can then continue their Sewing journey by moving into one of our continuing intermediate courses such as Sewing 2 (dress and pants), Alterations, Lingerie and Swimwear or Tailoring (see links below).

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