Dressmaking for Beginners — Part-time
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.
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|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.
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.
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