This course will teach you the sewing skills you need to make your own clothes to a high standard.
By the end of the course you'll be able to:
Thread and use a sewing machine and overlocker to sew seams
Identify types of paper patterns and suitable fabric
Read a paper pattern and lay, pin and cut out fabric
Complete sample seams and hand sewn finishes
- Understand how to make a simple garment. Depending on your ability you may be able to complete a garment of your own during the course.
You'll need to bring your own sewing box, patterns, fabrics, interlinings and linings. Your tutor will give you a list of exactly what you need to get in your first class. If you have no existing equipment, there may be a charge to cover this cost. There are sewing machines, overlockers, irons and metal rulers you can use at the College.
Your tutor will give you feedback and advice. You'll also complete self assessment and homework.
This course will provide you with plenty of skills that would be useful on a fashion, clothesmaking or sewing course. You can further your knowledge by taking another course at the College.
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