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willozza
« on: March 13, 2009 04:18:55 AM »

Hi there,

I'm new to sewing.  Huh  Just got my sewing machine a couple of weeks and ago and I am desperately looking for sewing lessons around the Inner West Sydney area, (that is Lidcombe, Straithfield, Burwood, Ashfield). I work during the week and can only attend class on the weekends.

I have tried looking on the Internet but there was nothing near where I live. The only Spotlight that offers sewing lessons is in Liverpool and they don't even have the beginners sewing class.

I just need someone to guide me with the basics like teaching me how to use my machine and making a simple garment from a pattern.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks 
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Paulie_86
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009 03:16:24 AM »

Did you buy your sewing machine from a dealer (like Janome) or specialised sewing machine retailer (somewhere that just primarily sewing machine) or from a store (like Spotlight)?

Many dealers or sewing machine retailers will teach you how to use your machine and might offer private sewing classes. My suggestion would be to try and see what they offer, even if you didn't buy your machine from there.

Hope this helps a bit.

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willozza
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009 09:32:15 PM »

Thanks for the reply.

My boyfriend didn't get the sewing machine from a dealer/shop. He got it from the online retailer preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.dealsdirect.com.au') and they don't offer any sewing lessons.

So far, I have been borrowing sewing books from the library and going on websites like Craftster, Patternreview and Burdastyle for information. It woul probably take longer for me to learn to sew this way but at the moment, I'll just have to mae do with what I've got.
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Vog
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009 03:33:15 AM »

Eastern Suburbs Community College has some sewing classes, which is like Alexandria area... but if you look up your local community college or maybe even WEA, you will probably find something.   
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willozza
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009 04:09:30 PM »

Thanks, I had a look at the Eastern Suburbs Community College website and there is a one day sewing course on a Saturday in May.
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Sparrow Stitches
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009 10:21:57 PM »

In case you're interested still, my neighbour is starting a class. She's fantastic!

I've decided to sign up because I wouldn't know the back from the front of a sewing machine, let alone a pattern. I'm confident that Julie is the woman to save me from this predicament because she's flexible with all skill levels (she recently taught me how to cast on! - that's knitting talk in case you needed a hint) Julie's had her own clothing label and makes stacks of things for herself, her daughter and even made all the bridesmaid dresses for her son's wedding in America earlier this year! You can get the details of how to sign up (plus some interesting info about the classes) here:
[url]http://sydney.gumtree.com.au/c-Community-community-classes-courses-Beginners-Sewing-Classes-W0QQAdIdZ135561574[url]
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katequilts
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009 11:13:22 PM »

I don't know if it's still true, but Strathfield Evening College used to run sewing classes at Ashfield Boys' HS.  Maybe worth a look?
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