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The System: 3 Week Beginner Sewing Course

When

This course runs across three Saturdays:

18 June 10am - 3pm
25 June 10am - 3pm
2 July 10am - 3pm

Each day includes a lunch break.

Where

Mercator Building studio MF5

Cost

$300

The price includes all materials, tools, and machinery and also provides Japanese green tea, coffee, and snacks (please make us aware of any allergies).

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When

This course runs across three Saturdays:

18 June 10am - 3pm
25 June 10am - 3pm
2 July 10am - 3pm

Each day includes a lunch break.

Where

Mercator Building studio MF5

Cost

$300

The price includes all materials, tools, and machinery and also provides Japanese green tea, coffee, and snacks (please make us aware of any allergies).

Follow

Instagram

Website

thesystem.com.au

Contact Details

PhoneEmail

Book Now

This three-week beginner sewing course is designed to teach you the fundamental skills for sewing using professional tools and machinery in a functioning creative fashion studio.

This class will teach you the basics of sewing with a domestic machine, through the creation of an archetypal chef’s apron. You will learn the anatomy of the sewing machine and its functions, how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, the role of thread tensions, and a number of different stitches and settings.

You will learn how to read a pattern, cut fabric following correct grain lines, and construct the pieces into one of three apron design options.

This style will teach you to sew both straight and curved seams, how facings function, to mark and place functioning patch pockets, how to neatly finish edges, and how to bag out and create long ties for your apron.

The use of an overlocker for the facings will be an option in this class.

About

The System is a multifaceted clothing practice that places the human experience above all. As a collaborative design collective, The System aspires to create functional, intelligent clothing that facilitates the realisation of an individual’s authentic expression.

By incorporating a design process that interrogates and dismantles historical methodologies, The System aims to liberate us from cultural constructs while playing with the very language that puts these constructs in place.

The System nurtures skill in the hands of the people, both for the public and for its collaborators, through acknowledging and supporting the interwoven knowledge exchange that occurs in the fashion industry. We look to facilitate a culture of collaboration and equitability within a now unhealthy system of garment making.

Come and immerse yourself in a world of textiles and garment technologies as we give birth to human identities that stretch the borders of our imagination.

Warnings

Sharp tools and electronic machinery are used in this event

Access

Unfortunately, the studio is not wheelchair accessible.  Due to the use of sharp tools and electronic machinery, this workshop is not recommended for people with vision impairment. The class will be taught in English, with access to limited French and Japanese languages if necessary.

Please also see the Convent’s COVID Safe Plan here