A variety of textiles and sewing workshops

In fact, you might say we've got sew many! Ranging from sewing techniques, bag making and crochet, to knitting and dress making. 

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Whatever your craft, we’re almost certain to have a course or class for you. With a wide range of options to select from, you'll have the opportunity to progress from beginner level right through to intermediate and advanced. This gives you the flexibility to get started on your own journey, progress at your own pace and take your textile projects to the next level. 

What type of textiles and sewing courses are available?

Our entry level courses guide you through the basics of how to use a sewing machine, covering different sewing skills and techniques as well as sewing patterns. The same can be said for our knitting courses too, with different levels to suit beginners and improvers alike! You can join classes that match your experience level, ensuring that no time is wasted when it comes to deepening your knowledge and honing your skills. 

You'll meet fellow individuals who have the same interests and passions as you too, building a network and new friendships. Learning with us helps develop your skills and your social network at the same time, giving you access to a community that in many cases stays with our learners for life. 

What support is available throughout the course?

As always, your learning will be guided by our expert tutors, many of whom have years of experience. Whether you choose to learn online or face to face, they will help you develop your skills and guide you on how to make a business out of your passion, highlighting the next steps that you need to take. They’ll be on-hands throughout the course and support you every step of the way.  

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Craft: All things sewing

Welcome to this FREE 5 weeks sewing course. This course will typically provide you with comprehensive instructions on various aspects of sewing, catering to beginners as well as intermediate and advanced level. You will be introduced to various sewing projects all of which you will be able to take home with you. All materials will be provided, but if you do have a little sewing kit at home consisting of scissors, needles and thread please bring along. The course is a practical course that will involve a lot of hands-on activities. There will also be opportunities for you take notes of hints and tips along the way.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Heart on the Terrace
8 Woods Terrace
Murton
North East
SR7 9AA
Tutor:
Jayne Clark
Course code:
Q00014151
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Textiles and Fashion: Don't Throw It, Darn It!

We will look at ways to help you extend the lives of some of your much- loved clothes. You will be able to darn along with me if you would like to. I will show you the traditional technique, then you can perfect it in your own time. I shall demonstrate on a small hole, and a larger one, the technique is the same on both. I shall also show you some examples of more modern styles of darning where the darn is a design statement in its own right, offering you opportunities to be as creative as you like.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00014299
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £5.55

Textiles and Fashion: Level 1 Dressmaking

Join us and learn the fundamentals of dressmaking in this exciting 18-hour course. Explore essential techniques such as pattern drafting, fabric selection, cutting, stitching, and finishing. Discover how to use a sewing machine effectively and confidently. Gain insights into garment construction, fitting, and alterations. Develop your skills in creating various garment types, from skirts and tops to dresses and more. Unlock the secrets of professional finishing touches, including zippers, hems, and closures. Whether you're a beginner or seeking to refine your abilities, this course provides the perfect platform to unleash your creativity and craft beautiful garments with precision and style.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 24/06/2024 -
Mon 29/07/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Tracey Sweetman
Course code:
Q00013980
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to £75.60

Textiles and Fashion: Intermediate Soft Furnishing (Multiply)

Discover the wonderful world of sewing and Intermediate soft furnishing. It will help you to develop your craft in textile and soft furnishing. Whether you have studied basic sewing before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this sewing course. Develop your skills to Improve the sewing, measuring and adjustment skills needed to make and finish soft furnishing projects, and improve your knowledge of fabrics. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your sewing journey today by registering for this course and discover where your sewing journey takes you!

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Gayton House (London)
Chiltern Road
London
E3 4BX
Tutor:
Mona Nashed
Course code:
Q00014470
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee:
Free

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12 months
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Textiles and Fashion: Frugal Fashion

Continue your journey into the world of sustainable sewing with our budget-friendly upcycling course! Discover the art of upcycling and reusing materials as you unleash your creativity and master essential sewing techniques. This course not only saves you money but also champions a sustainable lifestyle by breathing new life into old garments and upcycling fabric in creative ways. You'll be empowered to create stylish, eco-friendly fashion while respecting Asian-inspired costume and trends. Join us at our Women's only Centre in Bradford, where we'll stitch together a greener, more fashionable and frugal future.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Brackenhill Primary School (BRADFORD)
Dracup Road
BRADFORD
BD7 4HA
Tutor:
Safina Khan
Course code:
Q00016047
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £52.50

Textiles and Fashion: Intermediate Dressmaking (Multiply)

Discover the wonderful world of the sewing with this sewing course. It will help you to develop your craft in textile and fashion. Whether you have studied basic or intermediate sewing before, you will find value in this sewing course. Develop your skills to improve the sewing, measuring and adjustment skills needed to make and finish dress making garments, and improve your knowledge of fabrics. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your sewing journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 01/07/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Gayton House (London)
Chiltern Road
London
E3 4BX
Tutor:
Mona Nashed
Course code:
Q00014421
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free