dressmaking skills: LEARN to SEW
We've all walked into a shop or browsed online and spotted an interesting garment, then looked at the price tag ... or tried it on to find that it's just not a flattering fit. Could you make it yourself? Yes, you can! And you'll find the process fun and rewarding.
Skill Level: Beginner
This course teaches the basic skills used in dressmaking. If you want to learn to sew, this is the perfect introductory class for you.
Once you've mastered the building blocks, you can tackle a basic garment in the beginner's dressmaking class.
Classes & Cost
Contact us for details on dates and times for the next class.
Includes materials for samples.
What You'll Learn
This course explores the sewing building blocks used in dressmaking. Each week, new techniques will be demonstrated and you'll then complete a sample.
- How to sew straight lines and inward and outward curves
- Seam types and finishes
- Pressing requirements for dressmaking
- Sewing darts
- Inserting a hand-picked lapped zip
- Inserting an invisible zipper
- Taking up hems and blind stitch hems
- Attaching and finishing facings
- Attaching and finishing waistbands
- Kick pleats and vents
- Inseam pockets
- Welt pockets
- Jean pockets
- Application of bias binding
- Button holes
- Inserting sleeves
- Cuffs and plaquets.
Please feel free to email or call us on 02 9449 1450 and we'd be happy to provide more information or tailor a program for you.
There's nothing we love more than to see our students work in progress or finished creations!