Thinking about some formal study to learn how to sew or draft patterns but don't have time to attend classes? Here's a possible solution. Online courses to take at home and at your own pace.
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Learn advanced business skills and how to produce a fashion illustration, apply patternmaking principles and develop patterns for complex garments
Certificate IV in Applied Fasion Design and Technology
This Certificate will teach you how to network within the fashion industry and to communicate and sell your design concepts
Certificate in Dressmaking & Pattern Cutting
Suitable for both beginners and more experienced dressmakers, this course initially guides you through a range of practical skills, including measurement taking, pattern selection and fabric choice.
Learn to Sew
Your creative and practical sides will both enjoy this course, which shows you how to make and mend clothes.
Apex Teenage Fashion Awards
Apex Teenage Fashion Awars (AATFA) is a unique opportunity for students, interested in the fashion or design industries, to demonstrate their skill and flair through a friendly competition.
Licensed antique dealer specialising in collectable sewing and needlework items including antque and vintage chatelaines, thimbles, sewing tools and machines, vintage sewing patterns and fabrics
Home Hobbies: Sewing Resources at Home
List of sewing resources to assist you with sewing projects. You can find patterns, sewing guides, and many helpful tips to help you how to sew successfully.
Fashion Patterns by Coni
Connie Crawford is a well-known name in the fashion industry. Visit her website for patterns, books, DVDs, sewing tools, interfacing, mini projects.
Baraque School of Sewing
Baraque School of Sewing was started by Barbara Aquilina in 1997, to teach people how to sew. In 2002 Baraque took over the manufacture of the foldaway cardboard cutting tables from Simplicity and now sells them in Australia, New Zealand and the United States
Creative Addiction is where people go to source products, projects, classes and finished products. The website has a directory of art and craft businesses within Australia, with fun projects for all ages, tips, hints and techniques plus a bi-monthly newsletter with the latest creative news.
Palmer/Pletsch International Sewing School - a comprehensive site for fashion sewing enthusiasts. Features 'Fashion for Your Figure' seasonal newsletter, sewing and fitting tips and a list of teachers in Australia, New Zealand, England, USA and Canada. Specialists in all areas of sewing and reknowned for their 'tried and true' method of obtaining a geat fit for every individual. Workshops are backed up by 35 years of experience and an extensive line of reference books, videos and DVDs.
American Sewing Guild
The American Sewing Guild was the inspiration for Australia
(see INDUSTRY LINKS