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Clothesmaking - All Levels (C00173-161704)

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Price: £206.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon (19:00 to 21:30)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 11)

End Date: 17/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

You will become confident in making garments to fit and reach a high level of competence using commercial patterns, plus choosing fabrics & styles that compliment you. You will also have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to refit and restyle purchased garments. You will learn to use the sewing machine & other tools.

How to Enrol:

You can enrol via our website, in person at reception with an enrolment form

Entry Requirements:

Basic sewing skills sew a straight line and tack a basic seam. Enthusiasm and enjoyment from making garments for yourself or your children.

Course Content:

You will make at least one garment to fit using either commercial patterns or refitting/restyling an existing garment.
Learn to alter patterns to suit size and shape.
Learn about design, style and a variety of sewing techniques.
You will collect a folder of handouts, notes and details of garment making techniques.
Students of all levels are welcome as there is the opportunity to extend skills by using advanced techniques and materials.

Assessment Methods:

Observation of practice and question and answer during group and 1:1 discussions.

Additional Information:

Additional costs: Commercial pattern, fabric and haberdashery. It really is not necessary to have your own sewing machine although some students will have access to one. The course includes a discussion and information about a variety of machines:- servicing, repairing, exchanging and buying second hand and new.

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Basic Sewing kit and notebook.


Regular attendance is recommended to ensure you gain maximum benefit from the course

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

Further Clothes-making or Fashion classes to enhance learning and extend knowledge.
Fashion & Clothing NCFE Level 1 Award C01552-151601
Fashion & Clothing NCFE Level 2 Certificate C01553-151601

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much homework will I need to do outside of class?
Read handouts. Sewing at home optional.
What will happen if I miss a class?
Tutor will inform you of missed information.
When will the exams take place?
Do I need any special clothing or equipment?
Please refer to course outline.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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