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Short Course in Sewing

Short Course in Sewing


If you are interested in joining this course please email our tutor Catherine Flounders on

On this course you will learn how to sew using professional techniques. You will learn how to use a sewing machine and create a portfolio of sewing samples and finishing techniques. This short course is all about fun and creativity. You will work with a range of fabrics while focusing on techniques including; sewing, seams, hems and much more. You will also look at different aspects of sewing and garment construction.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners but also those with some experience.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This part-time, evening course has start dates in September, January and April and will take 11 weeks to complete. 

The first week of the course will be induction and enrolment. This will be followed by ten weeks of theory and practical based study.

The course is held at St Helens College Town Centre Campus. 

What will I study?

Over the 11 weeks you will develop knowledge and confidence in dressmaking through: learning how to use a sewing machine, taking personal measurements and learning how to adapt a pattern to fit. You will also learn how to choose suitable fabrics for fashion styles, approaching the process of cutting out and assembling garments in a systematic way, sampling seams, hems, buttonholes and zips for a professional finish and compiling a file of samples and information.

You will be taught how to use a sewing machine, paper patterns and how to create your very own garments. You will also learn how to undertake simple alterations and make home furnishings.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. You will be given feedback based on your progress with suggestions and guidance for areas for improvement.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy the course. All you need is commitment and enthusiasm.

What are the course fees? 

The total cost of the course is £130.00.

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