Dressmaking - Beginners/Refresher Adult Education Tasmania

Dressmaking - Beginners/Refresher

Course description

Make clothes of your choice for yourself and your family in both woven and stretch fabric. Some machines available.
This course is for beginners and those with some experience. You can expect to complete a couple of projects of your choice during the class.
Beginners will be able to discuss the type of garments they want to make and the tutor will assess each student’s ability and advise accordingly.
Students with some sewing experience may bring their chosen patterns and fabrics to the first session.

What your course will cover

At the first session the tutor will talk about patterns and fabrics to suit each student’s ability, demonstrate how to read and trace off a pattern, and explain various sewing terms. This will enable beginner students to choose their own patterns and fabrics for the following session.

What to bring

  • Scissors.
  • Own sewing machine if possible; machine needles.
  • Material , matching thread and thread for tacking.
  • Pattern to suit your ability.
  • Tape measure.
  • Quick-un-pick.
  • Pins.
  • Chalk (tailors) and/or fabric marking pen.
  • Biro or pencil.
  • Plastic Janome bobbin – if using one of our machines.
  • Packet of 6mm cotton tape.
  • Ruler.
  • Needles for hand sewing.
  • Tracing paper or tracing vylene.
  • Notebook and pen.
  • A drink.

Complete beginners: to become familiar with a sewing machine and learn to put in a zip, you could start with making a cushion cover.

  • Bring along 50cm of fabric – Any cotton fabric would be good, but avoid checks or picture panel prints. Avoid fur fabrics, or anything thin or slippery.
  • A 40cm NON-INVISIBLE dress zip.

Additional information

  • Fabric you bring to work on should be pre-washed.
  • Zips: please do not bring invisible or open-ended zips.

Important information

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/enrolling, or contact the adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact. This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact.

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre http://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/locations

Terms and Conditions

Go to: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/policies or contact the adult education team: