Course overview

If you are new to machine sewing this course is for you. It is a beginner’s course which will introduce you to the different functions of a sewing machine. You will learn how to use a machine for a variety of projects. We will also explore the language used in sewing and try out some basic sewing techniques, types of stitches and also different ways to seam fabric. You will have an opportunity to develop your creative skills and safe money on simple clothing alterations and repairs

Course description

Do you own a sewing machine or have you received one as a present but not sure how to use it? Have you tried to use a sewing machine but things didn't quite go to plan? If you would like to learn how to make basic items of clothing, or clothing alterations and repairs for yourself or your family, this online course is for you. This online course will cover the basics of using a sewing machine to do a variety of sewing projects/crafts for around the home or personal use. You will learn how to use a sewing machine with confidence to save money, while experiencing the satisfaction and fulfilment of creating your own sewing projects. You will learn how to thread and set up a sewing machine for a variety of projects and tasks, including how to determine the most appropriate fabrics and their seam types to use. You will learn how to determine and select appropriate needles and threads for the project at hand. You will learn to identify and troubleshoot problems which commonly arise and you will become familiar with sewing terms and jargon.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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