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Textile Crafts for Enterprise - Part-time

Hobbies Garment Making

Course outline

This course if for you if you have developed your sewing skills or completed a beginner and intermediate course.

You may be ready to refine your skills to learn techniques that will improve your sewing and enterprise skills. The techniques learnt will enable you to complete small projects from commercial patterns and add your own detail if you wish to a more professional standard. You can bring their own patterns.

The course will include researching designs, how to cost and what to think about to prepare to sell items, this may be at craft markets or for an individual commission. Such items might include: purses, tote bags, appliqué, knitting or crochet decoration.

Topics include:

  • Using a sewing machine
  • Inserting zips
  • Adding pockets
  • Inserting Lining
  • Adding handles to bags

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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Location Date / time Fees / reductions


Middle Street Resource Centre
74 Middle Street

Date / time:

Start: 3rd May 2019

End: 12th July 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Day: Friday

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £81.25

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits.

Course code: C024526 / Q024527


No qualification awarded


10 weeks

Level Other
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.


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.

NEW for 2018/19!

FREE careers and next steps advice for adults on community courses.

To help you consider what to do at the end of the course, community classes will be visited by Futures, one of the leading organisations for careers advice. We have received very positive feedback from adult students who have already taken part in Futures sessions and Futures aim to make the session fun, engaging and informative for all.

You will also be able to access further advice and support from Futures after your course has finished.

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