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In a nutshell
Have you been inspired by the latest trend in home sewing but not sure where to start? This is the perfect sewing course for beginners or learners with some knowledge of basic of garment construction to further develop their skills.
Learn how to make your own clothes; how to read a commercial pattern, choose the right fabric and perfect those construction techniques.
This course is for...
... anyone wanting to start or improve their sewing ability
... those who want to build their confidence in sewing
... people who want to learn techniques for professional finishes
During the course, we'll cover many aspects of preparation, the commercial pattern, garment construction and necessary tools and equipment.
Some of the areas we will encounter are:
- Knowing your sewing machine
- How to use the ‘right’ fabrics and layout in preparation to cut
- Mastering the techniques – think zips, collars, sleeves, pockets & many more
- How to complete ‘that’ project & make it fit!
We can cover any skills needed to complete a garment. The list is endless, but step-by-step we'll construct your garment and adjust it to fit as necessary!
The course is structured around a complete sewing project whilst learning the correct techniques to achieve a professional finish. In a friendly environment, you'll have feedback from the tutor and peers on a regular basis.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
The School of Creative Arts is offering a suite of courses throughout the year.
The courses we are currently offering are:
- Print Making
- 3D Printing
- Creative Wellbeing and Arts Practice
- DJ Skills using Ableton Live
- Performing Arts
- Singing for Pleasure
- Creative Writing
- Furniture Upcycling and Craft
- Jewellery Making
- Digital Drawing Using Procreate
- Launching a Creative Venture/Business
You'll need to purchase one commercial pattern for a simple garment and enough fabric to complete it. Correct choices can be discussed at the initial stage of the course.
The area is fully equipped with all the necessary tools and machines, although you may want to use your own shears etc.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team