Clothes Making - Beginners

Clothes Making - Beginners

This beginner’s course is ideal for people who have little or no experience of clothes making. It is a great follow on from our Sewing Machine Skills course.

You will learn:

  • How to take accurate body measurements

  • How to use a commercial dressmaking pattern, including simple fitting adjustments.

  • How to make a garment from a commercial pattern.

N.B. You should bear in mind that the pattern should be for a basic skirt or a pair of trousers. It is very unlikely that you will complete anything larger or more complicated within the course duration.

Entry requirements

You should be familiar with your sewing machine and able to use the various functionalities such as buttonholes and fastenings.

Additional resources/costs

Please also bring the following basic sewing items: -dressmaking scissors, small scissors (for snipping thread), a tape measure, pins, needles, and thread. A commercial pattern for a basic skirt or a pair of trousers*, plus the required fabric, matching thread and any other finishing items as stated on the pattern. Fabric remnants for practice will be supplied by your tutor.

* Suggestions for patterns recommended by our tutor are available here:

Please contact our leisure course team by emailing leisure@newcollege.ac.uk or calling on 01793 209549 to confirm that the course is definitely viable to run, before making any significant purchases.

Future career and study opportunities

Clothes making- Next Step.

Fees Information

£140

You may be eligible for a fee reduction from the Community Wellbeing Fund. Follow the link below to check the eligibility criteria and to apply. We will then contact you to discuss your application.

https://forms.office.com/r/xiF13W6pDe

For more information on our cancellation and refund policy, please refer to the policies and procedures section.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other adult and professional course, email leisure@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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