Sewing for Beginners Atwea College

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Sewing for Beginners

$140 Limited GST free
Sewing for Beginners

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Explore the fundamentals of sewing in our beginner course, tailored for those new to the craft. From mastering the operation of a sewing machine to understanding basic


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Explore the fundamentals of sewing in our beginner course, tailored for those new to the craft. From mastering the operation of a sewing machine to understanding basic sewing techniques, fabric and sewing pattern selection, this class introduces you to the world of sewing. This course is a perfect starting point for your sewing journey.

*You can enrol into Sewing plus more after the completion of this course to work on your own project.

Week 1:

  • Learn about different machine parts- what they do and how they work
  • Machine set-up and adjusting thread tension (top and bobbin)
  • Understanding stitch capabilities of the machine, stitch length, edge finishing stitches etc.
  • Learn how to control speed, stopping and starting
  • Maintain, clean and oil your machine

Week 2:

  • Learn about different seams, and where to use them.
  • Explore Flat seam, an open seam, and a French seam.
  • Hem and seam finishes
  • Understand commercial sewing patterns and terminology on the pattern, including fabric selection (grains, naps and patterns), trims and notions required.


Face to face


2.5 hours x 2 weeks


Course enrolment must be accompanied by a fee; we are unable to hold places for people or accept deposits on Lifestyle courses. Once enrolment is completed students will receive a course confirmation either in writing or by email.  This course confirmation constitutes a receipt.

Parking fees may apply at some venues.


For more information on the venue please click on 'the venue name' above and more information will be provided on parking, public transport and accessibility


To find out more about your tutor click on their name above to see their resume.


To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.


Please check your confirmation letter to ensure you have the correct time, date and location of your course as well as any necessary requirements. There is a room directory located at each venue directing you to your classroom. 

Bring With You

·         Your own sewing machine (and sewing machine manual)

·         Calico fabric (or similar) to practice sewing and seams

  • 1-2 reels coloured sewing thread
  • 1 pair of fabric cutting scissors
  • 1 pair of small thread clippers or an unpicker/seam ripper
  • Measuring tape
  • Notebook, ruler and pen

*Please make sure your sewing machine is in good working order prior to class.


Hair tied back

Fully enclosed non slip shoes to be worn

Follow all safety guidelines provided by the Tutor

What We Provide

Sewing guidance for confident beginners and established sewists!

Go Home With

New skills to apply to new sewing projects.


All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those"). If your course does not have enough students, it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This policy outlines your options for situations where Atwea College cancels a course, or where you are unable to attend the course, you have enrolled in. Please contact one of our friendly staff if you have any enquiries or need to make any changes to your enrolment.

Please visit our website to read our Fee, Withdrawal and Refund Policy Click Here

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At Atwea College we offer a wide variety of Business, Lifestyle & Leisure courses at various locations throughout Newcastle, the Hunter Region and the Mid North Coast.

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