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Art and design


Oxford City Centre,
Oxpens Rd,
Oxford, OX1 1SA

New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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This 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 or little experience, then this course is perfect for you.

Join us for a great introduction to machine sewing and making clothes for beginners!

What I'll learn

By the end of this course you will understand how to determine clothing size and follow a basic paper pattern to make a pair of elasticated trousers with pockets.

You will learn how to complete a toile (a garment made in calico fabric used to adjust the pattern) and gain the confidence of make the trousers using a sewing machine.


How I'll learn

You will learn through theoretical and practical sessions including:

  • key sewing and measuring techniques
  • garment adjustments
  • simple garment construction skills
  • how to work with easy fabrics



Entry Requirements

You will need a basic sewing kit:

  • fabric scissors
  • paper scissors
  • pins
  • tape measure
  • un-picker 

In addition, you will need a pencil and eraser.

You will be provided with two meters of Calico (included in your fee). This course will take place on six consecutive Thursday evenings from 6 pm until 8:30 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.