Creative Industries

Short Course Sewing for Beginners

Begin your fashion venture at the Applied Fashion Design studio at TasTAFE.  A wonderful opportunity to learn from experienced teachers who will guide you through an introductory course in pattern making and basic sewing.  You will develop professional techniques on domestic machines and learn how to adapt patterns to create new styles. Join in and make quality fashion projects.

This course covers:

  1. The design and production of clothing
  2. Drafting of patterns
  3. Developing industry standard techniques

Pattern paper and calico is supplied.

Location, dates and times

Alanvale Campus
Skills include how to thread up and use domestic sewing machines and overlockers, modify basic patterns to create new styles, sew new garments to quality standards.

  • Next Intake:   To be advised
  • Venue:  A Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  To be advised
  • Venue:  C Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

Full Fee:  $289  /   Concession:  $96.32

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course.


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