Further broaden your sewing skills and let your creativity flow. In this course you'll learn how to make clothes to a high standard, including couture techniques to make your projects unique and exciting.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
- Make clothes including tops, skirts, trousers, jackets and dresses, using advanced techniques
- Choose appropriate patterns and fabrics for your projects
- Know when and how to use advanced techniques, such as bias binding, French seams, jet and welt pockets, pleats and pin-tucks
- Use specialist hand finishing techniques, including hand-made button holes.
You'll be encouraged to make your garments look like one-off designs. There will be weekly demonstrations to introduce new skills.
You'll need to bring your own sewing box, patterns, fabrics, interlinings and linings. Your tutor will give you a list of exactly what you need to get in your first class. If you have no existing equipment, there may be a charge to cover this cost. There are sewing machines, overlockers, irons and metal rulers you can use at the College.
This course will provide you with a foundation of skills needed on a fashion, clothesmaking or sewing course. You can further your knowledge by taking another course at the College.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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