Beginners Online Sewing Course
Learn the fundamentals of sewing in the Beginners Online Sewing Course that offers flexibility, self-paced learning and includes all of the fabric and tools that you need to get started.
Want to try the it out for FREE?
If you would like to trial the Beginners Online Sewing Course before you purchase, you can get the first two modules ABSOLUTELY FREE! You will be able to see just how easy it is to learn online.
Learn the foundations of sewing including how to use your sewing machine from Christeen Jacobs, an industry expert with over 40 years’ experience in the sewing industry will have you sewing with confidence in no time at all.
About The Course
This online sewing course is designed for beginners who want to learn to sew at their own pace from the comfort of their own home. Unlike other courses, there is no time pressure, so you can progress through the course at your own speed, without the need to keep up with a group or weekly modules.
Everything you need is provided which makes learning easy so you don’t have to go shopping for things that you don’t understand. 12 months access to the course is included, because research indicates that online courses that offer lifetime access have a low completion rate, with only 3% of people completing the course. As a result you will be more focused on finishing the course.
You can access the course from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection, It can be viewed on any device such as a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. While access to a printer for printing PDFs is optional, it may be helpful for completing the course.
Don’t have a sewing machine? click here for a handy guide on what to purchase, or you can opt to purchase the course with a sewing machine included in the price. Overall, the course offers a flexible and convenient way to learn sewing skills without the stress of time constraints so that you can become a confident sewer.
I just wanted to write and thank you for your wonderful sewing course.In High school I learned some basic sewing skills, but that was 15+ years ago so the refresher has given me some great confidence! So pleased to build my sewing skills, as my mum was a great seamstress – she sadly passed away a few years ago, and having inherited her machine, I struggled with both wanting to learn some more sewing skills, but also feeling saddened that I could not learn from her.Your online course was a really helpful option to let me learn at my own pace and cope with the mixed emotions.To you I’m incredibly grateful that I came across your course, and I hope you know that for some of us, it’s about more than “just sewing” and what you have created has great impact ❤ It gave me the confidence to tackle a practical project – I made this coat for my puppy!
I highly reccomend this Beginners Course. Christeen explains clearly and teaches you the essentials of sewing that you need to know. She shows you step by step, giving you examples using both manual and elecronic machine. It’s hard to find an online course like this that starts right at the beginning.
What You Will Learn
Tools & Equipment
Tips & Tricks
Skills & Knowledge
Fabric & Pattern Interpretation
What is Included
Already have a sewing machine
All the sewing tools are provided so that you don’t have to worry about purchasing things that you don’t understand. Inside the Sewing tools pack you will find two differnt types of scissors, cotton, snips. tape measure, dressmaking pins, hand sewing needles, measuring guage.
This is what is inside the Fabric samples pack, Samples of fabric for learning, Interfacing, Zippers, Button,Skirt sewing pattern, Sewing Pattern Instructions, Skirt fabric, Terminology booklet.
The very popular Know Your Fabric Book contains over 40 samples of the most popular fabrics available from Australian retailers, and explains how to use each of them. So there will be no confusion about which fabric to buy for your project.
Get organised with Sewing Planner to help you plan, collate and manage your sewing projects.
Option 2 – Australia only
If you don’t have a sewing machine
Janome’s entry computerised model. Featuring 30 built-in stitches with memory buttonhole. This machine has a built-in needle threader which makes threading a breeze.
All the sewing tools are provided so that you don’t have to worry about purchasing things that you don’t understand. Inside the Sewing tools pack you will find two differnt types of scissors, cotton, snips. tape measure, dressmaking pins, hand sewing needles, measuring guage
Fabric Samples for learning skills, Zippers, Buttons, Interfacing, Skirt fabric, Skirt Pattern, Sewing Instructions and Terminology Booklet.
The Know Your Fabric Book contains over 40 samples of the most popular fabrics available from Australian retailers, and explains how to use each of them. So there will be no confusion about which fabric to buy for your sewing project.
A5 Sewing Planner to help you plan, collate and manage your sewing projects.
The Course Structure
Learn about the most common Tools and Equipment that are used in sewing, the good, the bad and what each tool is used for because it is important to understand everything that you are going to be using.
Finding your way around your sewing machine, with explanations about what the knobs, buttons and dials are and what they do. I explain the accessories that come with your machine, how and why you will use them, and show you how to change the needle in the sewing machine, so you completely understand your sewing machine before starting to sew.
Winding the bobbin and threading the sewing machine ready to sew, including information on safety around the sewing machine because accidents can happen.
Getting the feel of your machine, and start building your confidence whilst using the machine. You will learn stitch length, sewing straight, reverse stitch and sewing in a curve. How to unpick stitching. Trouble shooting when your machine is not stitching right. Pressing and Ironing. As a result of knowing these things your are gaining confidence in using your machine.
Gathering and all about darts – what are they and how to sew a dart, plus zippers, including different types of zippers and how to insert a lapped zipper. These are skills that you will find in sewing patterns so you need to know how to do these correctly.
Taking body measurements and the process to work out what size pattern you are in a sewing pattern, because if you get this wrong the garments that you make will not fit correctly. I will also step you through the process of buying a sewing pattern, because what size clothing you buy in store is not what size you are in a sewing pattern. We will also cover how to read the back of the sewing pattern so that you feel confident when it comes time to buy a sewing pattern. Checking your pattern size, this is an important final step to check before going ahead and cutting out the fabric.
This lessons focuses on the pattern envelope, and we take a look at what comes inside it, and what does all of the information mean because this can become very overwhelming at first so I am going to take you through this step by step.
Understanding the instruction sheet and find out what all the abbreviations mean, how to lay out the pattern on the fabric, and what is a selvidge? As a result of this lesson you will have more of an understanding of where to start on the instruction sheet.
What is a notch, and why it is important when sewing your garment together. If you don’t mark the knotches putting your garment together will be more difficult.
Importance of marking, including why and where to place markings on the fabric without the markings on the fabric you are making it difficult to match the pattern pieces together.
You will follow pattern instructions to put a practice skirt together, to ensure you are understanding pattern instructions.
Setting your machine up to Zig Zag, and when you might use the zig zag stitch. this is a useful stitch for finishing off edges to stop fraying.
Module 13 covers setting up your machine and how to complete a button hole because at some stage you may want ot make a garment with a buttonhole.
The necessary skill of hand sewing, as you may want to create something special at some stage that requires hand sewing.
Sewing machine needles, including the different types of sizes and how to know which one to use for different fabrics, because different fabrics use different types of needles. You will also learn how to clean and look after your sewing machine. You have spent a resonable amount of money on you machine so it is important to look after your sewing machine.
Jeans and Trousers. Step by step tutorial on how to Hem Jeans and Trousers because paying someone else to hem them is expensive.
Demonstrating to you Sewing Machine Feet you should consider. There are many different sewing machine feet which can help you make some tasks easier.
Easy sewing Patterns projects to start with because it is better to start with a simple project to practice what you have learned.
Fabrics that are not hard to work with as a Beginner because some fabric can be very slippery so when starting ut best to start with something easier to work with.
BONUS BOOKLET – TERMINOLOGY!
Printable booklet that includes all the sewing terminology that you will find in a sewing pattern instructions. You will be able to refer to this when you find something in a sewing pattern instruction that is difficult to understand.
Would you like to try before you buy?
You can access Modules 1 and 2 absolutely free, with no obligation to purchase the whole program. We know you will though, once you see how great it is!
Who is the Course for?
The Beginners Online Course is ideal for:
Anyone wanting to learn to sew at their own speed
People with mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression
Someone who would like to start a business offering handmade goods
Are you Ready to Learn? Lets do this!
By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to confidently tackle sewing tasks you didn’t think were possible. You will feel inspired about not only learning to sew, but also about discovering what your sewing machine can do. Remove any sewing nerves with our very practical, structured and sequential teaching method.
I can 100% recommend this Beginners Online Sewing Course. The course is well thought out with excellent videos.
Receiving all the sewing tools is terrific.
Christeen is a very experienced teacher who understands your worries about learning. Her support throughout the course was fantastic.
Meet Christeen Jacobs
This Beginners online sewing course is developed by and features Christeen Jacobs, an industry expert with over 40 years of experience in the bridal and evening wear field.
Christeen grew up watching her mother, who was a gifted seamstress, to sew and bead beautiful gowns. “Sewing is an art”, she would tell her, “every seam must be perfect. The inside of the garment should look as good as the outside”.
Watching the way her mother turned a simple picture into a work of art gave her so much joy. So following in her mother’s footsteps, she went on to run her own made-to-measure Bridal and Evening wear business in Sydney for many years, winning Gown of the Year three years running for her handmade creations.
But her real passion lies in teaching others how to create and sew their own garments, as well as giving them the freedom to wear what they want. She loves watching their faces light up as they realise what they can achieve after their first lesson.
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I made a skirt and I’m so pleased with myself, I honestly didn’t think I could do it. Christeen’s course was so easy to follow and her vidoes and instructions are very clear. Christeen I can not thank you enough for this tuition.
Without a doubt, doing the beginners course with Christeen was the best thing I have done in a long while.
The course taught me the basics of sewing, from using my machine properly, sewing terminology, basic clothing construction, reading patterns and buying fabric.
It gave me the confidence to have a go at making pyjamas, skirts, and dresses on my own and I have been really happy with the results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any help available if I get stuck?
Once you’ve enrolled in the sewing course, you will be able to ask questions via the discussion group. This is where you’ll be able to ask Christeen questions, post photos and share ideas with the group.
As a member of this group, you’ll also be entitled to extra benefits such as learning new skills, free patterns, hints and expert tips that will enhance your sewing.
You have the option to email Christeen also if the issue can’t be solved within our discussion group.
How many hours per week is required to complete the course?
The entire course runs for approximately 8 hours, but you have 12 months to complete it and can therefore take as long or as little as you like. Why 12 months? Research shows that Online courses that give life time access only 3% of people complete the course.
Do I need to be online at a particular day/time to complete the course?
You have 12 months (24/7) to undertake the course, so you can therefore choose any time you like to complete the modules.
Once I've paid for the course, how do I access it?
Once you have paid via the product link, you will have access to the course straight away.
If you decide to pay via bank transfer you will need to email me to advise of your payment and the link to the course will be sent to you, including your username and password.
The course can be viewed on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
What if I don't have a sewing machine?
I have put together a handy guide to assist you in purchasing a new sewing machine here. You are welcome to email Christeen for further advice if you’re unsure about a particular machine that you wish to purchase.
Do you offer the course outside of Australia?
The course can be undertaken from anywhere in the world, but there will be additional shipping costs if you are purchasing outside of Australia. This is due to the increased costs involved in posting the Fabric Pack and Tools Pack to your location.