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This 5-week course is a great introduction to machine sewing and making clothes for beginners.

If you are looking to start sewing with a machine but have no experience, then this course is perfect for you.

What I'll learn

By the end of this course you will have completed a simple garment, a paper pattern and embedded it onto a fabric of your choice.  This should give you the confidence to start basic machine sewing independently.


How I'll learn

You will learn through practical sessions including: key sewing techniques, simple garment construction skills and how to work with easy fabrics.


How I'll be assessed

There are no formal assessments on this course.


Entry Requirements

You will need a basic sewing kit consisting of: Fabric scissors, small scissors, pins, thread, needles, tape measure & un-picker.

You will be provided with 1.5 meters of Calico. Calico is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached and often not fully processed cotton. The cost of Calico is included in your fee.   You will need to purchase 2m of your own woven fabric and a pattern for this course.  This course will take place on five consecutive Thursday evenings from 6 pm until 8 pm.


How to Apply


You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.