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..
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
Course dates / times
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No qualification awarded.
5 or 10 weeks
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.
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 in our Guidance for Community Courses booklet.