Machine Sewing for Beginners with Angela Ferolla

Discover everything you need to know to get you sewing, from how your machine works and sewing a straight line to reading, laying, adapting and cutting patterns. This is a great hands–on course to teach you technical skills and get you motivated. Students will sew a simple clothing pattern, customised to fit. Bring your own sewing machine.

Please Note: Enrolments for this course close at 9am on Monday 22 April. Book early to avoid disappointment!

What to bring:-

  • A sewing machine in good working order (bring along the manual if you have it)
  • Pack of assorted sewing machine needles (size 12 sharps or universal needles)
  • Thread
  • Pencil & sharpener
  • Small screwdriver
  • Fabric scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • 30cm ruler
  • 50cm calico or similar plain fabric/scrap
  • Pins
  • Notebook & pen
  • Angela will advise you during the first lesson what sort of pattern, fabric and other materials you will need to bring along for the following weeks
  • Further materials may be required throughout the course


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit

Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email [email protected] to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Tutor Angela Ferolla

Angela is a warm, inspiring tutor with an enviable wealth of practical knowledge and skills that she is all too ready to share.

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