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Sewing, Dressmaking, Curtains and Soft Furnishings Workshop

Key course information

Fashion and Textiles


10 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

If you have an interest in sewing and would like to make a garment, roman blinds and/or curtains or even some soft furnishings but are not sure where to start, this is the course for you. Beginning with the basics, you will learn all aspects of making your chosen project to help you develop your skills and knowledge in creating your own projects. Creativity is actively encouraged as is the sharing of information and ideas, so those wishing to improve their skills are also welcome. This is a great opportunity for you to get out and meet with people who have a similar interest.

What will I learn?

The following topics will be covered during the course:
The basic techniques of machine and overlocking sewing
How to use techniques to provide a professional finish
How to measure, cut and check throughout construction using imperial and metric measurements
Invisible hand sewing
Understand a range of suitable patterns, materials, zips, heading tapes, linings, interlining and where to source them
Attaching linings and interlinings (curtains/roman blinds)
How and when to use different stitches, threads and tensions on your sewing machine for different materials

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is ongoing and informal, based on personal targets with learning outcomes assessed throughout the course by your lecturer.

Additional Costs and Information

You will need to bring all your own equipment and materials such as:

Sewing machine
; Materials / Linings; Heading tapes/zips
; Threads and notions (buttons/elastic etc); Scissors; Pins
; Needles

A steam iron and board will be available for use by learners.

Your lecturer will advise of specific requirements for your personal project.

This course runs on one day per week at the Trowbridge Campus and the dates are:
24.09.20-03.12.20 Thursday 19:00-21:00
14.01.21-25.03.21 Thursday 19:00-21:00

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Fashion and Textiles

Career Opportunities

Garment Technologist

Textile Designer

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