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Dressmaking Techniques — Part-time

Course outline

These courses are for adults who are beginners or have existing experience in textiles, crafting or sewing at any level.

These classes are sociable and you will have the opportunity to practice a range of guided technique workshops supported by our technically skilled tutors. Your experienced tutor will support with developing a pattern, choosing fabrics and sewing your bespoke items!

These courses are part of our Sewing Pathway of Adult Part-Time courses:

  • Kitchen Crafts and Home Furnishings
    • If you are interested in creating home furnishings or craft items for the kitchen including oven gloves, aprons, cushions or other soft furnishings then this is the course for you!
  • Sewing Bags
    • If you are interested in creating a variety of bag shapes and styles then this is the course for you!
  • Sewing Kids' Fashion
    • If you are interested in creating a range of different kids clothing including rompers, trousers or shorts and tops, then this is the course for you!
  • Sewing a Spring Dress
    • If you are interested in sewing a dress which is perfect for warmer days and spring weather, then this is the course for you! Your dress will be woven and you will have the option to add pockets, trims and details to customise your design!
  • Sewing Accessories
    • If you are interested in creating a range of different accessories including bags, scarves, hair accessories or purses, then this is the course for you!

Other pathways include Textile, Knit, Creative Business Start-Up and Craft for Wellbeing.

    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.

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    Location Date / time Fees / reductions
    Stoney Street
    Nottingham
    NG1 1NG

    Start: Thursday 12th September 2024

    End: Thursday 17th October 2024

    Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

    Tuition fee: £48.75

    Kitchen Crafts and Home Furnishings

    Course code: C050518 / Q050519

    Stoney Street
    Nottingham
    NG1 1NG

    Start: Thursday 14th November 2024

    End: Thursday 19th December 2024

    Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

    Tuition fee: £48.75

    Sewing Bags

    Course code: C050524 / Q050525

    Stoney Street
    Nottingham
    NG1 1NG

    Start: Thursday 9th January 2025

    End: Thursday 13th February 2025

    Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

    Tuition fee: £48.75

    Sewing Kids' Fashion

    Course code: C050535 / Q050536

    Stoney Street
    Nottingham
    NG1 1NG

    Start: Thursday 27th February 2025

    End: Thursday 3rd April 2025

    Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

    Tuition fee: £48.75

    Sewing a Spring Dress

    Course code: C050542 / Q050543

    Stoney Street
    Nottingham
    NG1 1NG

    Start: Thursday 24th April 2025

    End: Thursday 5th June 2025

    Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

    Tuition fee: £48.75

    Sewing Accessories

    Course code: C050530 / Q050531

    Qualification

    College certificate

    Level Level 1
    Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+.

    Teaching & assessment

    You will receive verbal feedback throughout the course.

    Progression

    You can progress to other textile courses at Nottingham College (see course content above).