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Sewing for Beginners Part 2


This is part 2 of our Sewing course and it will build on the the general principles and skills of clothes making and sewing, using a purchased commercial pattern covered in part 1. You will continue to learn how to sew using professional techniques, and create a varied portfolio of sewing samples and finishing techniques. You will work with a range of fabrics while focussing on sewing, seams, hems and much more. You will also look at different aspects of sewing and garment construction. The course covers the following topics:

  • Using a sewing machine safely and correctly
  • How to choose suitable fabrics for your sewing project
  • Taking personal measurements
  • Pattern terminology and instructions sheets
  • How to adapt a pattern to fit
  • Pattern cutting and assembling garments
  • Making clothes from commercial and pdf patterns
  • Making home furnishings
  • Using seams, hems, buttonholes, and zips for a professional finish

This course starts on Tuesday 14 January 2025 (19:00 – 21:00)

Please note this course does not run in the college half term or end of term breaks.


This course is for adults (19+) who have some sewing machine experience.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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