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: Beginners' Sustainable Sewing - Small Sewing Projects

If you are a beginner sewer and would like to get started with some small, easy projects, come and join this new course. No previous experience of the sewing machine is necessary. We will start with getting used to the machine and making a simple pin cushion. This will also make us think about what fabric we can recycle and how to use up all the little scraps of fabric you may have and are not sure what to do with. You will find that many useful and decorative items can be created at home using materials you already have instead of buying new.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 15/05/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
11:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Tutor:
Rebecca Spear
Course code:
Q00014437
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £122.10

Textiles and Fashion: ‘Unmentionables’ – A history of underwear through the ages

Explore the captivating evolution of fashion with our course, "Unmentionables." This journey takes us from the earliest evidence and references through to the present day. Looking at diaries, fashion plates and other contemporary sources we will explore the influences which have shaped clothing and underwear trends. How did the clothing of the elite differ from of everyone else? We will also be considering how the industrial revolution and the changing role of women affects underwear. And lastly what about today what are the ethical and sustainability issues we have to consider? Join us to find out more

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 08/06/2024 -
Sat 08/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Tutor:
Kate Antoniou
Course code:
Q00014202
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £11.10

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 10/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 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:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60

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
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00014299
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £5.55



The courses below have already started, but are still available to book.

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Sewing into Business

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00013705
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00