Short Course in Sewing

On this course you will learn how to sew using professional techniques. You will learn how to use a sewing machine and create a portfolio of sewing samples and finishing techniques. This short course is all about fun and creativity. You will work with a range of fabrics while focussing on techniques including; sewing, seams, hems and much more. You will also look at different aspects of sewing and garment construction.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners but also those with some experience.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has start dates throughout the year and will take 10* weeks to complete.

Take a look at our online shop to see when the next course is starting and book and pay online.

The course takes at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus.

What will I study?

Over the 10 weeks you will develop knowledge and confidence in sewing through: learning how to use a sewing machine, taking personal measurements and learning how to adapt a pattern to fit. You will also learn how to choose suitable fabrics for fashion styles, approaching the process of cutting out and assembling garments in a systematic way, sampling seams, hems, buttonholes and zips for a professional finish and compiling a file of samples and information.

You will be taught how to use a sewing machine, paper patterns and how to create your very own garments. You will also learn how to undertake simple alterations and make home furnishings.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. You will be given feedback based on your progress with suggestions and guidance for areas for improvement.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy the course. All you need is commitment and enthusiasm.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of the course is £130.00*. To secure your place, you can book and pay in our online shop. This is a full cost course meaning that there are no fee discounts available.

Book & Pay Online

Alternatively, visit our online shop to book your place.

*If you start this course on Monday 29th April 2019 there are only 9 weeks of tuition and a cost of £117.00.

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