Clothesmaking is a great skill to have if you're interested in working in fashion or going on to do a fashion course. This course will teach you the sewing skills you need to make your own clothes to a high standard.
By the end of the course you'll be able to:
- Thread and use a sewing machine and overlocker to sew seams
- Identify types of paper patterns and suitable fabric
- Read a paper pattern and lay, pin and cut out fabric
- Complete sample seams and hand sewn finishes
- Understand how to make a simple garment. Depending on your ability you may be able to complete a garment of your own during the course.
This course is suitable for beginners, but if you already have some previous experience you can learn more advanced clothesmaking techniques such as setting in sleeves, making and applying a collar, and creating different types of pockets.
Your tutor will give you feedback and advice. You'll also complete self assessment and homework.
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 plenty of skills that would be useful 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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