Term 1, 2023: Intro to Sewing - 5 weeks

Learn how to use your sewing machine and some basics of sewing with Christine!

  • Starts 1 Feb 2023
  • 200 Australian dollars
  • Darwin Languages Centre. 1 Nemarluk Drive, Ludmilla NT 0820

Available spots


Service Description

Course outline Gain an understanding of your sewing machine, and learn how to sew with Christine. Please note: This course is for absolute beginners to sewing! You will be working on the very basics such as using a sewing machine. If you already know how to sew, please contact us and wait for the next course suited to your level. This 5 week course is for beginners and will focus on how to use and familiarise yourself with the sewing machine, using simple projects, that with practice, will eventually build your confidence to move onto garments at a later stage. Learn this useful skill that has endless applications, from fixing everyday items, to up-cycling and creating personalised gifts. Cover all the basics from trouble shooting your machine, stitching patterns, linings, zips and learn how to incorporate and work these skills into different sewing projects. This course is for those who don’t have the confidence or ability to attempt simple projects, and would like to progress into new areas and learn a different skill set. What you will learn: Weeks 1 and 2 • Learn all about the sewing machine and practice threading • Practice sewing in a straight line • Create a drawstring bag with 3 sides and other small pouches Weeks 3 and 4 – Move onto a second & third projects • Different tote bag designs • Handles • Pockets and inner lining • How to use different decorative stitches • Cushion cover with a zip • Learn different closing options for your cushion • Learn some general glossary terms for pattern reading for future projects Your Tutor: Christine has been a practising artist for about 30 years and learnt to sew as a child, taught by her mother. She has continued to sew over the years, and has developed her skills to the point that she makes most of her own clothes. Christine thoroughly enjoys sewing and receives great pleasure from introducing people to sewing and sharing the little tips and short cuts that she has developed over the years. For a seniors discount of 10% use coupon code SENIOR at checkout - ID will be checked at class register. Have you missed out on enrolling in this course? Please complete the waitlist form on our website and we will email you for the next course.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS Please choose carefully as course fees will not be refunded to participants who are unable to attend the course due to changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. Course fees will not be refunded once confirmation and/or commencement of the course has occurred. ​In the event of a serious illness, you may request to transfer to the following term. A full refund of course fees will be paid if the advertised course does not proceed. Participants will be advised if a class does not have the minimum number of students to commence.


Contact Details

+61 0452 135 400

adult.shortcourses@education.nt.gov.au

Darwin Languages Centre. 1 Nemarluk Drive Ludmilla 0820, Darwin, NT