Basic Sewing

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.

Learn Sewing Techniques in Newcastle!

  • This course will cover learning to use a sewing machine, reading and understanding pattern catalogues, basic sewing skills, simple garment construction and learning basic repairs and alterations to garments.

Learning Outcome:

  • Learn to be confident to alter or make a garment of their choosing. Learn how to thread machine & bobbin.
  • Learn how to read a pattern, layout of fabric & determine what size you really are in sewing terms by taking measurements.
  • Cut fabric with attached pattern in the most economical way. Baste or pin pieces together.
  • Start piecing together garment.
  • Continue to piece item or if completed start another
  • Complete all items

Requirements List

  • Sewing Machine with manual
  • Zipper Foot attachment
  • Dressmaker Scissors
  • Sewing Notions
  • Pattern and Fabric to suit chosen project

Please note:

  • Sometimes a course is either postponed or cancelled if there is not enough enrolments.. It is therefore wise to purchase your requirements after you have confirmed with us that your class is running (usually within three working days of the proposed start date).

WEA Hunter offers a wide variety of Lifestyle & Leisure courses at various locations throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Region.
Course enrolment must be accompanied by a fee; we are unable to hold places for people or accept deposits on Lifestyle courses. Once enrolment is completed students will receive a course confirmation either in writing or by email. This course confirmation constitutes a receipt.

Please check your confirmation letter to ensure you have the correct time, date and location of your course as well as any necessary requirements. There is a room directory located at each venue directing you to your classroom. Vending machines are located at both Laman & King street venues and parking fees will apply.

Please visit our website to read our Fee, Withdrawal and Refund Policy ( This policy outlines your options for situations where WEA Hunter or WEA Coast cancels a course, or where you are unable to attend the course you have enrolled in. Please contact one of our friendly staff if you have any enquiries or need to make any changes to your enrolment

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