Course overview

Do you have an interest in sewing, fashion or dressmaking and want to get started? This course is for you if you are new to sewing and using a sewing machine On this course, you will learn the basicsewing techniques needed to use a machine. With the support of your tutor, you will learn how to use pattern to make samples and a simple garment.

Course description

Start your journey to being your own dressmaker. If you are someone who loves fashion or like the idea of making your own clothes, this course is the perfect place to start.

Throughout the course, you'll gain the skills needed to make a simple piece of clothing on a sewing machine.

You will gain the following sewing skills:

  • learn how to read and use a commercial pattern

  • take measurements

  • choose pattern sizes

  • make adjustments.

On this course you will explore the qualities of different fabrics and understand more about how to work with them. Start to learn to use a sewing machine to create seams, darts, facing and neck lines.

Learn to a make a simple garment and produce some samples, recordings and photos for your folder (online and on paper) every week.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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