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Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

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.

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

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How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

For help on completing the online application form, please see our useful apply online guide here.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
74 Middle Street
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 2AR

Start: 23rd September 2021

End: 2nd December 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Day: Thursday

Tuition fee: £112.50

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

Course code: C037061 / Q037062

Qualification

College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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

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 and your Individual Learning Plan in our Guidance for Community Learners booklet.

Tutor: Karen Taylor

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