Course Summary

Learn how to master sewing those tricky buttons, zippers and buttonholes. Develop your sewing-machine skills, stabilising techniques, various types of zippers (invisible, lapped and centred), various button holes (standard, square and keyhole) and correct application of horizontal and vertical buttonholes. Our experienced teacher will show you how to easily sew buttons using a sewing machine and how to identify the correct position to prevent gapping in blouses.  

Course Sessions

Saturday, 17th July - 1 class


Session ID HVZ98703C
17 Jul - 17 Jul 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$189 / $180 (conc)
Teacher
Aphrodite Vasilikakis

Saturday, 28th August - 1 class


Session ID HVZ98704C
28 Aug - 28 Aug 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$189 / $180 (conc)
Teacher
Aphrodite Vasilikakis

Students must be able to use a sewing machine and have basic sewing skills.

Our experienced tutor, Aphrodite Vasilikakis, will show you how to easily sew buttons using a sewing machine and how to identify the correct position to prevent gapping in blouses. She's a treasure trove of talent.  

Students need to bring the following:

  • Gutterman thread (all-purpose or 100% polyester), preferably a dark colour.
  • Bernina bobbin (specifically for Bernina machines – other bobbins are not compatible).
  • Dressmaker scissors.
  • Pins – dressmakers pins (need to be sharp).
  • Tailors’ chalk – multi-coloured pack (4 different colours).
  • Measuring tape (preferably with centimetres marked on one side, inches on the other side).
  • Quick unpick/seam ripper.
  • Machine needles – packet of Schmetz Universal no. 80.
  • Hem gauge (optional).
  • Thread cutter (optional).
  • Zips – roughly 18cm long (2 dress zips and 1invisible zipper).
  • Shirt button 1cm with two holes.
  • Notebook and pen.

Notification of any class cancellation would be 48 hours prior to course commencement. CAE advises students to purchase materials only after receiving email confirmation that the class will proceed as scheduled. We make every effort to ensure that classes proceed, to avoid disappointment.

Last updated: June 18, 2021 04:40pm