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Professional Sewing Skills

Professional Sewing Skills

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Siaw Lee Priddle, Banetta Sawyers


A professional sewing course to develop your basic machine sewing skills to professional standard. We'll focus on how to make lightweight garments for women, looking at the techniques used in top-quality ready-to-wear pieces. We'll tackle cut-work organisation, garment assembly and handling methods which are crucial in saving time and raising standards.

The course includes:

  • Seam types
  • Edge finishing
  • Collar and facing applications
  • Various cuff finishes
  • Zips
  • Pockets
  • Fly fastenings
  • Garment pressing procedures

Intermediate. To get the most out of this course you should have sewing skills to the level of Introduction to Sewing Skills.

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


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.

Tutor Description

Siaw Lee Priddle's passion for sewing was inspired when she studied bespoke tailoring and womenswear at the London College of Fashion. Through this she expanded her sewing technical skills and worked in the fashion industry for over fifteen years. She worked with various manufacturing outlets including S R Gent – a major supplier for Marks & Spencer. She has spent the last 10 years as a Specialist Technician at London College of Fashion and teaches on a range of short courses.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Pencil, eraser and sharpener
  • Fabric shears
  • Small sharp pointed scissors
  • Stitch ripper
  • Fine steel pins
  • Metric tape measure
  • Tailors chalk

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