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Alteration Skills for Beginners — Part-time

Course outline

During the course, we will use the sewing machine and learn to make alterations to garments to make them fit better.

Topics covered include:

  • Taking up hems
  • How to put in a zip in using a sewing machine
  • How to complete button holes on the sewing machine
  • How to embroider and customise a garment

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

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How to apply for this course

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Queens Walk
The Meadows
Nottingham
NG2 2DF

Start: Wednesday 1st March 2023

End: Wednesday 17th May 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 3:15pm

Day: Wednesday

Tuition fee: £101.25

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Course code: C037226 / Q037227

Queens Walk
The Meadows
Nottingham
NG2 2DF

Start: Thursday 2nd March 2023

End: Thursday 18th May 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 3:15pm

Day: Thursday

Tuition fee: £101.25

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Course code: C037228 / Q037229

Queens Walk
The Meadows
Nottingham
NG2 2DF

Start: Friday 3rd March 2023

End: Friday 19th May 2023

Time: 10:00am - 12:15pm

Day: Friday

Tuition fee: £101.25

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Course code: C037230 / Q037231

Queens Walk
The Meadows
Nottingham
NG2 2DF

Start: Friday 3rd March 2023

End: Friday 19th May 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 3:15pm

Day: Friday

Tuition fee: £101.25

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Course code: C037232 / Q037233

Qualification

College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.

Progression

There may be opportunities to progress onto other courses both in the community and at Nottingham College sites.

The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Additional information

You will need to bring the following sewing kit items:

  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Embroidery floss
  • Small amount of cotton fabric

Extra supplies will be available to purchase.

Sewing machines will be provided.

You can read more about community courses and your individual Learning Plan in our Guidance for Community Learners booklet.

Tutor: Kirpal Kaur