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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 (16:45 – 18:45)

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.


Our range of leisure and hobby courses keeps growing, with even more fun and exciting courses starting throughout 2024.

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