This course is being taught online during the Summer 2020 Term.
Clothesmaking is a great skill to have if you're interested in working in fashion, going on to do a fashion course, or starting your own clothesmaking business. This one-day course will introduce you to the basic skills you need to get started.
You'll use a sewing machine and pattern to make a simple garment or accessory. You'll be introduced to essential sewing skills such as:
How to thread and use a sewing machine and overlocker
Understanding a pattern and choosing suitable fabric
Laying, pinning and cutting out fabric
- Completing seams and hems.
If youre self-employed, you might be able to deduct your enrolment fee from your taxable income.
Your teacher will give you feedback and advice. You'll work with your classmates to evaluate each other's work. You'll also complete an individual learning plan.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Please bring your own sewing box, patterns, fabrics, interlinings and linings. 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 give you an introduction to the skills you'll need to go onto a longer fashion, clothesmaking or sewing course. It can also help you if you're interested in making your own clothes professionally. Enrol on a longer course at the College to develop your skills further.
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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