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Fashion: Simply Sewing stage 1

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Subject Area

Art and design


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

This 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

You will learn key sewing techniques, simple garment construction skills and how to work with easy fabrics.


How I'll learn

This is a very practical course. By the end, 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.


Entry Requirements

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

You will be provided with 1.5 meters of Calico. This is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached and often not fully processed cotton. The cost is included in your fee. 

You will need to purchase 2 m of your own woven fabric and a pattern for this course.


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.