Broaden your 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. These techniques will enable you to transform patterns to a style that suits you 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
- Taking accurate body measurements
- Understanding a pattern and choosing suitable fabric
- Laying, pinning and cutting out fabric
- Completing seams and hems
Teacher feedback, individual learning plans, student and peer self-assessment.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
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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