Clothesmaking - Beginners

Course details

Clothesmaking - Beginners EV1019 Wednesday
19:15-21:15
11.09.19 12 £112/£52 Gearies
Clothesmaking - Beginners EV1018 Tuesday
09:30-11:30
17.09.19 12 £112/£52 Gearies
Clothesmaking - Beginners EV1017 Wednesday
16:00-18:00
18.09.19 12 £112/£52 Gearies

 What is this course about?

This course will benefit anyone who would like to acquire the necessary skills for making their own clothes. This course could enhance your job prospects or give you an insight to continue on to a full time fashion course.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be a complete beginner to clothesmaking or a student who may have some sewing knowledge, who is looking to develop sewing techniques for a professional finish.

You must be able to take notes. Please note: This course is not run as a workshop, and learners will be expected to follow the course programme and tutor set projects. Learners must attend regularly to ensure progress.

What will I learn?

You will learn the necessary skills to:

  • Use a sewing machine and industrial steam iron
  • Produce a range of samples of different sewing techniques
  • Lay patterns on to the fabric and cut out correctly
  • Identify a range of fabrics and their characteristics
  • Build up a portfolio of different sewing techniques.

How will the course be delivered and how will I be assessed?

Demonstration, practical work, one-to-one and group work and discussions.

You will receive regular verbal feedback from your tutor, who will assess you continually and informally. An Individual Learning Plan will help you monitor your progress and reach your target.

What are the extra costs?

Learners will need to purchase a notebook and pen, a sewing kit (consisting of measuring tape, pins, scissors, sewing needles, threads and marking chalk). Some basic equipment is provided. However, bobbins will need to be purchased for use with your own coloured cottons. Whatever garment you make, you will need to buy fabric, trimmings and all the equipment needed to complete it, at a minimum cost of £10. There will also be a small charge for materials needed to produce samples.

What can I progress to next?

Further courses at the Institute, or with other external providers.

Health and Safety requirements?

You will need to follow the tutor’s instructions on health & safety procedures and learn how to use a sewing machine safely.