Sewing -next steps

Ref: C3680322

This course is for people who are interested in making garments for their family, friends or for themselves. It will cover various aspects like using body measurements, drafting, cutting and stitching. Sewing machines and accessories will be provided in class, learners will bring fabric of their own choice and take their finished projects with them. They may make shalwar (Asian trousers), kameez (Asian shirt), choori pajama(Asian skinny pants), collar, and kameez with lining. Learners will discuss and finalize a project to work on. Course will be taught through practical tutorials as well as written and verbal instructions. Learners will be encouraged to make notes and keep a file. Class environment will be fair and friendly.

Course aim

To introduce methods and processes of producing ladies' clothes. To develop understanding of measurements, drafting, cutting and stitching techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Operate a sewing machine within health and safety guidelines, including threading, altering tension, changing stitch length and type.
  • Take individual body measurements and create your own bespoke pattern.
  • Demonstrate at least 3 different stitching techniques.
  • Describe and demonstrate methods and processes of making garments.
  • Complete at least one garment from start to finish.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Sewing -next steps


This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

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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