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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 apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.