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Introduction To Professional Sewing Skills - Part 2

Introduction To Professional Sewing Skills - Part 2

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Arly Torcelino


This intensive sewing course builds on the Introduction to Professional Sewing Skills - Part 1 and is student led. The purpose of the program is to give an effective learning environment that provides the learner with an opportunity to further develop and improve their sewing technique and practice.  The independent structure allows for each student to work on an individual project and make the maximum use of class time. Students can expect to build upon their own personal understanding of their level of sewing and improve their techniques while on the course. 

There will be a small show on the last day, which provides students with an opportunity to showcase their individual projects. 

Topics covered

  • Techniques in ready to wear tailoring (a guide to creative sewing skill), trouser pockets , and visible zipper.
  • Cost effective cutting
  • Time management
  • Lining and finishing

The format of the course is structured around aid by samples of step-by-step procedures, working within pairs or groups of four as necessary. Students should be prepared to take detailed notes during tutor demonstrations in order to effectively apply them to their own practice and project.

Level and entry requirements

Applicants must have undertake the Professional Sewing Skills Part 1 or know the basic sewing skills of pockets, zipper, and collar.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Arly Torcelino has been a dressmaker for over 20 years and has been consulted by the students with their multiple ideas at Central Saint Martins for over 8 years.


Please bring to the first session:

  • Tape measure
  • Scissors for fabric
  • Dressmaker's pins
  • Handsewing needle
  • Pens and notebook for taking notes

Available dates