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Professional Garment Making for Beginners — Part-time

Course outline

This course will enable you to improve the finish of your home made clothes and make them look more professional.

The course will focus on the finish of a garment and teach techniques to show you how to complete the inside of a garment to look more professional. You may want to become more self-employed, for example making items to sell at Craft Fairs. Topics include:

  • Finish the inside of a garment
  • Lining a garment
  • Professional top stitching
  • Labelling
  • Trimming

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
Ramgarhia Sabha Gurdwara
31 Percy Street
Old Basford
Nottingham
NG6 0GF

Start: Monday 17th April 2023

End: Monday 3rd July 2023

Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Day: Monday

Tuition fee: £112.50

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: C038071 / Q038072

Ramgarhia Sabha Gurdwara
31 Percy Street
Old Basford
Nottingham
NG6 0GF

Start: Tuesday 18th April 2023

End: Tuesday 4th July 2023

Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Tuition fee: £112.50

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: C038073 / Q038074

Qualification

No qualification awarded

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but a good standard of English is required.

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 centres. 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 learners should aim to bring their own basic sewing kit of scissors, pins & needles, and a tape measure to the first session (all can be bought for about £5). All materials and threads etc. for the project need to be supplied by the learner, this cost depends on the fabric purchased, but we encourage re-using, recycling and love charity shops!

Pattern drafting students will need to bring a ruler, pencil and pencil eraser.

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