Sewing for Beginners Hornby

Sewing for Beginners

For Absolute beginners, this course is 'Stitching 101'.  It will teach you the basics of how to make basic projects such as a tote bag, apron and cushion to gain confidence to then move on to your chosen project.  You will learn basics of how to use a sewing machine, how to cut patterns, sew seams, put in a zip, add button holes and how to choose a pattern.  You will be shown how to select and prepare the material before cutting and be introduced to an overlocker.  You are welcome to bring your own machine or use the machines available within the class.

There may be a mixture of skills in the class but the tutor will cater for individual needs where possible. 

To help keep the cost of this course down we receive Government Funding and they require proof of residency/citizenship status.  When you enrol you may be asked to provide a CERTIFIED copy of your Identity Documentation – click here for a full list of accepted IDocs.

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Term 1 Wednesday 10 February 2021 - Space on waitlist onl
Term 3 Wednesday 04 August 2021
Term 4 Wednesday 20 October 2021
Fee $102
Length 8 weeks/16 hours
Time 7 – 9 pm
Location Hornby High School
Tutor Liisa Laycocks
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IMPORTANT information:

 No classes on public holidays.

All courses need a minimum number to go ahead. If your course does not have enough enrolments, we regret that we will have to cancel and will let you know either by email or text. Please check your emails regularly. Courses are usually confirmed or cancelled 2-3 working days prior to the scheduled start date.

NB: Only a paid enrolment secures a place in a class.

In most cases classes will be taught by the tutor named in the brochure/website on the dates stated. We make every effort to make our programme as accurate as possible at the time of printing. We do, however, reserve the right to make any changes that may be necessary. This includes changes to day, time, venue and tutor.


Refund Policy

Cancellation by us

We may, regretfully, have to cancel courses if we do not receive enough enrolments, in which case you will get a full refund.
We may choose to close a course if there is a high level of non-attendance or withdrawals, in which case a proportional refund may be made.

Cancellation/postponement/suspension due to extreme weather, Tutor illness or unforeseen circumstances

Wherever possible, we will offer replacement or extended sessions to make up for sessions cancelled/postponed/suspended due to extreme weather, tutor illness or other unforeseen reason.

Cancellation by the learner

If you need to withdraw from a course and you inform us in writing, at least a week before the course is due to start, you will be eligible for a refund minus a $20 administration charge.

If you withdraw from a course at any other time, you will not be eligible for a refund. No refunds are given after commencement of a course to ensure course viability.