Mastering Sewing Skills
This comprehensive sewing course will give you a thorough understanding of sewing and garment construction methods, used in the industry today. Through a combination of discussions, practical group exercises and one-to-one consultations, you will explore different construction methods, working with different types of fabric and the laying and cutting of commercial multi-sized patterns...
This comprehensive sewing course will give you a thorough understanding of sewing and garment construction methods, used in the industry today. Through a combination of discussions, practical group exercises and one-to-one consultations, you will explore different construction methods, working with different types of fabric and the laying and cutting of commercial multi-sized patterns.
You will make 10 complete garments, and through this you will learn a range of sewing techniques. You will also learn about different methods of inserting components such as invisible and lapped zips, different types of collars, cuffs and pockets, working with woven and stretch fabrics such as jersey, and finishing garments professionally.
The course includes:
- Looking at different needles and threads suitable for fabric types
- Standard stitches using lockstitch and overlocking machines
- Seaming curved edges
- Straight edges & gathered edges together
- Various seam types including: French seams & flat fell seams
- Simple buttonholes
- Bias Binding
- Collars and Cuffs
- Pocket types
- Facings and interlinings
- Trimming work & pressing
- Cutting and assembling a classic lined dress, a blouse, a shirt and trousers
- Skirt vents, splits and pleats
- Cutting & assembling jersey t-shirt and leggings
Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
Dates: (Saturdays, delivered in three parts)
- Part 1 - September 24th – December 10th (12 weeks)
- Part 2 – January 7th – March 25th (12 weeks)
- Part 3 – April 22nd – July 8th (12 weeks)
Due to the length of this course International Students who hold a passport from a country that is outside the EEA or Switzerland must already have immigration permission to stay in the UK which covers the full length of the course and has no restrictions on studying.
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
Payment plans are available for this course, please contact the Short Course office for more information.
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