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Sewing Short Course


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

During this course, you will learn how to sew using professional techniques, alongside creating a varied 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 sewing, seams, hems and much more. You will also look at different aspects of sewing and garment construction.

This can be taught at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels, depending on your skills and experience of sewing.

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

This course has various start dates throughout the year. You will attend one evening per week and the course will take 8 weeks to complete.

The course takes at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Create your very own garments
  • Undertake simple alterations
  • Make home furnishings
  • Learn how to use a sewing machine
  • Take personal measurements
  • Learn how to adapt a pattern to fit
  • Learn how to choose suitable fabrics for fashion styles
  • Undertake pattern cutting and assembling garments
  • Use seams, hems, buttonholes and zips for a professional finish
  • Compile a file of samples and information

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.

As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy the course!

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. All you need is commitment and enthusiasm.

What are the course fees?

You may be eligible for Community Learning funding if you have not recently participated in a similar Community Learning programme, or received any other recent government funded training.

There are a number of fee options for this course including:

  • If you are unemployed - FREE
  • If you are employed - £30
  • If you are not eligible for Community Learning - £160

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You may progress on to our other Art School courses or alternatively, you may wish to pursue an accredited qualification in a creative arts subject which will allow you to practice your skills in the industry.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Jim Morgan

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