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Professional Garment Making for Beginners - Part-time

Hobbies Garment Making

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

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.


No qualification awarded

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

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


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 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.

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