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£284.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL
Learn how to make your own clothes using the sewing machine and choose patterns and fabric. Suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking to refresh their clothes making skills.
No pre-course guidance required.
What you will learn
Use of sewing machine and over locker. How to fit a garmet successfully. Choosing and using commercial patterns. Measurement taking and choosing fabric. Laying-out and marking-up pattern on the fabric. Reading pattern instructions, fitting garmets, seam finishing and hand stiching. Making up techniques such as zips, waistbands, buttonholes, facings, collars, sleeces, hem finishes, pockets. Soft tailoring and lingerie.
How you will learn on this course
One to one teaching and group teaching and demonstrations.
How you will be assessed on this course
1. Students with more experience will be able to make garmets which have greater detail.
2. Make simple size alterations to patterns and cut out out fabric.
3. Able to choose pattern and suitable fabric.
4. Read pattern instructions with confidence and make up the garments.
5. Thread the sewing machine and overlocker with confidence.
Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)
What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time
Homework guidance will be given if student requires. No compulsory homework.
What you need for your course
Pattern and fabric, pins, needles, cotton and scissors.
What you need to bring to the first class
Tutor will discuss with students when they attend first lesson.
What you can do next
(Further study in related subjects.)
NVQ or City and Guilds.
At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals.
All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency.
All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.
5 Brampton Road,
Kent DA7 4EZ
Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath.
Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422
Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.
For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking