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Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

Hobbies Dressmaking

Course outline

The course will cover how to safely use sewing machines and other equipment. Learn how to sew and construct simple garments and accessories using the correct techniques.

We will learn how to take body measurements and cut out fabric. Later, we will learn to understand sewing pattern instructions and using the correct techniques, construct your first garment or accessory.

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course, however, we may be running it again in the future.

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Course dates / times

Sorry, we currently do not have any course date information available for this course. Please check back soon for further updates.

Qualification

No qualification awarded

Level Other
Entry requirements

To enrol on this course you must be aged 19+, live in the Nottingham area and have an NG postcode.

Assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback and you will be encouraged to set your own personal targets.

Progression

By attending the course you will have increased your knowledge, skills and understanding to help you move on and take up further opportunities open to you.

Your tutor will discuss progression opportunities with you at the final session as part of the course evaluation. These may include other community courses, employability skills courses, volunteering opportunities and progression onto other Nottingham College courses.

Additional information

Sewing machines and other large equipment is supplied, but you should aim to bring your own “easy” dress or accessory pattern and basic sewing kit of scissors, pins and needles and a tape measure to the first session (all can be bought for about £5). You will need to bring all other materials and threads etc for the project and this cost depends on the fabric purchased, but we encourage re-using, recycling and love charity shops!

You can read more about community courses in our Guidance for Community Courses booklet.

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