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Sewing for Enterprise — Part-time

Course outline

This practical course is perfect if you want to improve your existing sewing and dressmaking skills and acquire the confidence to produce professional looking items you may want to sell.

Please note this course is for women only.

This course will teach you how to source materials, cost and price your projects and consider how you may sell the finished project. Topics include:

  • Developing a range of sewing skills for personal projects
  • Working with fabrics, lining and specialised materials
  • Garment construction and design
  • Altering existing patterns
  • Fitting garments
  • Finishing to a professional standard

How to apply for this course

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
1 Ambergate Rd
Nottingham
NG8 3GD

Start: Wednesday 27th March 2024

End: Wednesday 5th June 2024

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

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: £108

Women only

Course code: C043029 / Q043030

Chapel House
180 Noel Street
Nottingham
NG7 6AS

Start: Monday 15th April 2024

End: Monday 10th June 2024

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

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: £108

Course code: C047341 / Q047342

Chapel House
180 Noel Street
Nottingham
NG7 6AS

Start: Monday 15th April 2024

End: Monday 10th June 2024

Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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: £108

Course code: C047350 / Q047351

Qualification

College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but a good standard of English is required. This course is for women only.

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 you should aim to bring your own 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 buy all materials and threads etc for your project, 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: Talent Nyandoro

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