Come and learn how to make clothes to fit yourself or others. Beginners welcome. Start with a simple garment and progress to more complicated pieces. You will need to supply your own materials.
What can students expect?
You will learn, or improve your skills in how to measure yourself accurately, how to read, understand and make simple alterations to a commercial pattern, how to layout, cut out and mark correctly, how to complete simple alterations and a variety of seams, darts and gathers, how to put in a sleeve, various sewing techniques e.g. seams and seam finishes, hems and zip insertion
Individual outcomes will be agreed between students and tutor at the beginning of the course and reviewed regularly. You will have the opportunity to identify your own areas for improvements.
Late starters allowed?
Yes, you can join at any part of this course, as a fair proportion of teaching is individual 1 to 1 tuition.
Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills required
You will need to be able to understand both written and verbal instructions and information in English and be able to measure accurately and complete basic calculations. The tutor will explain any specialist terms used.
This is an all levels course.
This is a non accredited course. You will be assessed informally by your tutor, as part of normal classroom activities. There will be plenty of opportunities to review your progress.
Language of Instruction
Language of Assessment
Previous experience required?
No, this course is suitable for beginners and for those with some experience.
What is the progression route?
To continue with this course, to develop your skills further or other courses in fashion or pattern cutting. The tutor will advise at the end of the course.
Are there any extra costs?
The cost of materials and equipment used is not included in the cost of the course. You will be expected to provide your own fabric, patterns and haberdashery for each garment made. The tutor will advise.
Are there any set books?
Work set between sessions?
In order to fully benefit from this course, it is advisable to practice the skills learnt between sessions.
Please bring basic sewing equipment: tape measure, pins, needles, scissors and threads. Pen and paper. If you require glasses for close work, please bring them to each session.
This is a practical, workshop style course with demonstrations, whole class, group and individual tuition, observation and questions and answers.