Sewing and Dressmaking for Beginners

Ref: C3533148

How would you like to make a perfectly fitted garment for yourself? This course will take you through the steps of making a garment from learning how to follow a commercial pattern to cutting out and making up a garment.

Course aim

This course helps you to use your sewing machine with confidence and to create a simple garment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Basic sewing machine skills required including threading the machine and being able to sew straight and zig zag stitch.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use a sewing machine with confidence
  • Take accurate measurements
  • Follow a commercial pattern
  • Complete a simple garment

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need to bring: Sewing machine Thread Pins and sewing needles Dressmaking scissors Snipping scissors Stitch ripper Dressmakers chalk Fabric and pattern for 2nd lesson Note book and pen Fabric for portfolio will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Sewing and Dressmaking for Beginners

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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