Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Art and Design, Media, Photography

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Evening

Crosskeys Campus



Start Date

Start Date
24 November 2021



Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time


8 weeks

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 you if...

... You want to start or improve your sewing ability

... You want to build your confidence in sewing

... You want to learn techniques for professional finishes

What will I be doing?

During the course we will 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 & 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 will 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 will have feedback from the tutor and peers on a regular basis.

What comes next?

Beyond this course there is a progression route for you to enrol onto the Advancing Sewing skills evening course.

Additional information

The School of Creative Arts is offering a suite of courses on a Wednesday evening 6-9pm throughout the year. Each course running for 8 weeks, starting and ending on the same dates.

The courses we are currently offering are; Jewellery Making, Ceramics, Photography, 3D Printing, Print Making and Textiles.

Course Start Dates are as follows:

The cost of each course is £50

You will need to purchase 1 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.

Where can I study Textiles?

Crosskeys Campus
(Part Time Evening)
Start Date: 24 November 2021

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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