Sewing Intensive


These sewing classes are suited to both beginner & intermediate level, held in our state-of-the-art sewing production studio in Melbourne. Enrol in this sewing course and you will learn to craft your own clothes that suit and actually fit your body. During 30 hours of tuition from our sewing experts you will learn techniques of top designers, as well as learning how to fit & adjust commercial patterns to your size, so that your garments look professionally made.

Start your journey learning simple skills through making a pair of unisex pyjama pants and then progress to making a skirt.

Course content

Start your journey learning simple skills through making a pair of unisex pyjama pants and then progress through to making a skirt. For those who competently complete these projects you will finalize your pyjamas project by making the matching top.

• Sewing machine familiarity, maintenance & safety.
• Sewing straight lines, curved, mountains.
• Seams: open, flat, French, overlocked.
• Darts.
• Measuring.
• Small Trouser Hooks and Bars.
• Interfacing.
• Hems.
• Vent splits.
• Skirt zipper.
• Waistband attachment.
• Buttonhole placement demonstration.
• Understanding and fitting patterns.

Ideal for

This is a beginner level course. Intermediate students, especially those that are self-taught, may also find it useful to attend to get expert tuition from our experienced tutors and learn sewing tips and tricks used by professionals. Places fill quickly so enrol as early as possible.

Important Information

For health & safety reasons, students need to wear closed toe shoes, no thongs or sandals and long hair is to be tied back and no long necklaces or scarves worn during class.

If you are travelling from out of state it is highly recommended that you wait for your course confirmation letter before booking any flights.

More information


By the end of this course, participants will have a very good knowledge of sewing and will have produced 2 or 3 garments (pyjama pants, skirt, pyjama top) depending on their individual pace of learning.

Students who complete this course can then continue their Sewing journey by moving into one of our continuing intermediate courses such as Sewing 2 (dress and pants), Alterations, Lingerie and Swimwear or Tailoring (see links below).

Materials supplied

Pattern for Pyjamas project included in course fee. You will learn in our state-of-the-art sewing production studio using our sewing machines and overlockers.

Materials to bring

You will receive a detailed list of materials required for this course approx 7 days before course commences, it includes fabric (approx. $15 for the first pyjama pant project) and a basic sewing kit.


Participants will be emailed an RMIT Certificate of Participation after completion.

Additional notes

Our very popular Sewing Intensive course is offered over 5 consecutive Saturdays (10am-4.30pm) and also, at certain times of the year, over one whole week (mon-fri). We also deliver a Sewing course which is offered one night a week (6-9pm) for 10 weeks. The 30 hour lesson content is the same in both courses, choose what suits you best - evenings or Saturdays!

Sewing Teachers:
Amber Taralaikov (sat)
Vivien Daniels (weds eve & sat)


Vivien Daniels

Vivien Daniels completed her Fashion Design and Technology studies at RMIT followed by her teacher training at Whitehorse Girls Technical School, which was affiliated with the Fashion Department at Box Hill TAFE. This provided Vivien with the opportunity to work with TAFE teachers and gain pattern making and fashion manufacturing knowledge. Vivien later returned to teach pattern making at Box Hill TAFE. She has kept abreast of developments in fashion and textile education and innovations in fashion technology.
Vivien taught textiles in the secondary education system for many years. More recently she has worked extensively in the Vocational Education and Training sector, teaching the Certificate in Applied Fashion Design and Technology to senior secondary students. Vivien considers one of her strengths to be her extensive garment construction knowledge and her ability to assist students to successfully fit their garments.
She has extensive knowledge of fibres and fabrics, their uses and suitability for different applications. Vivien also has an interest in sustainable fashion and encourages students to increase their awareness of sustainability and the impact of the fashion industry on our environment. Ideas of zero waste, recycling and up-cycling can be explored by evaluating the life cycle of garments.



  • Julia Fidler

    "The course was thorough but fun and really exceeded beyond my expectations!"

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Available course dates

Saturday 25 May 2019

  • Code S350357
  • Start date 25.05.19
  • End date 22.06.19
  • Hours 30
  • Campus RMIT Brunswick
  • Fee $725.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 25.05.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Sat 01.06.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Sat 08.06.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Sat 15.06.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Sat 22.06.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00

Saturday 16 November 2019

  • Code S350357
  • Start date 16.11.19
  • End date 14.12.19
  • Hours 30
  • Campus RMIT Brunswick
  • Fee $725.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 16.11.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Sat 23.11.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Sat 30.11.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Sat 07.12.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Sat 14.12.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00

Monday 18 November 2019

  • Code S350357
  • Start date 18.11.19
  • End date 22.11.19
  • Hours 30
  • Campus RMIT Brunswick
  • Fee $725.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Mon 18.11.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Tue 19.11.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Wed 20.11.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Thu 21.11.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00
Fri 22.11.19 10:00am 04:00pm 6.00

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