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Course code


Subject Area

Art and design


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

Start date





27 Apr 2021
5 weeks

- Fees subject to change
- For international fees, discounts and payment options go to Fees Information section

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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.

See information about the measures we are taking to keep learners safe while on campus.

If you are you looking to expand your existing basic machine sewing skills, than this five-week course is perfect for you! 

By the end of this course you will have learnt basic bodice construction techniques. You will learn about interfacing, collars, button stands, sleeves and more.

At the end of the course you will have a completed bodice toile (a garment made in calico fabric, used to adjust the pattern) showcasing some of the techniques learnt.

You will be provided with 2.5 meters of calico.

Calico is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached and often not fully processed cotton. The cost of the Calico is included in your fee.

How I'll learn

You will learn through a variety of methods, including:

  • Formal instruction
  • Individual tuition
  • Practical demonstration
  • Practical experience.


Entry Requirements

Please bring a basic sewing kit consisting of:

  • Fabric scissors
  • Small, paper scissors
  • Pins
  • Tailors chalk or a fabric pencil
  • Small reel of thread
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Tape measure
  • You will also need a A4 display book and sticky labels. This will be used to store your samples.


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.