Type
15 courses
Fashion, Textiles & Sewing

Clothesmaking - Absolute Beginners

Have you always wanted to make your own clothes?
On our exciting, practical course you will become confident in making garments to fit. You will learn how to use the sewing machine other tools to their best potential.

If you are a total beginner, you'll reach a high level of competence by following a group project using a commercial pattern, plus choosing fabrics that compliment you.

If you have a little clothesmaking experience, you will have the opportunity to join in with the group project or work on your own project, and to learn the skills necessary to refit and...

13/09/2021 - Mon (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £294.00 - C00173-212201
23/09/2021 - Thu (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £271.00 - C00173-212202
10/01/2022 - Mon (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £271.00 - C00173-212203
25/04/2022 - Mon (18:30-21:30) - 10 weeks - £248.00 - C00173-212204

Clothesmaking - Intermediate

Our fun, practical course will ensure you become confident making garments to fit. You will reach a higher level of competence using commercial patterns, plus choosing fabrics and styles that compliment you. You can work on the class project of a pair of trousers but also have the opportunity to choose your own pattern to sew or learn the skills necessary to refit and restyle purchased garments.

14/09/2021 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £400.00 - C01263-212201
11/01/2022 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £369.00 - C01263-212202
13/01/2022 - Thu (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £369.00 - C01263-212203
19/04/2022 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - 12 weeks - £400.00 - C01263-212204

Clothesmaking - Intermediate/Advanced

On this course you will sew a dress from a pattern using fine or luxury fabric such as silk. You?ll learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with sewing experience.

23/09/2021 - Thu (13:30-16:30) - 11 weeks - £354.00 - C02162-212201
21/04/2022 - Thu (10:00-13:00) - 11 weeks - £354.00 - C02162-212202

Clothesmaking with Recycled Fabrics

Look at old clothes in a whole new way. From simple, practical alterations and stylish mending techniques to more ambitious re-making, gain the skills to give your wardrobe a creative make over!

28/04/2022 - Thu (14:00-17:00) - 10 weeks - £322.00 - C02161-212203

How to Use Your Sewing Machine - Beginners

Are you too nervous to start using your sewing machine? Don't worry, we can show you the basics!

You can bring in your own sewing machine, or learn how to use one of our Berninas. You'll be shown how to do the basics, and also progress onto different techniques using some more unusual feet attachments on a sewing machine.

09/10/2021 - Sat (09:30-15:30) - 1 weeks - £54.00 - C00171-212201
22/01/2022 - Sat (09:30-15:30) - 1 weeks - £54.00 - C00171-212203

Machine and Hand Embroidery for Art, Fashion & Interiors

Hand embroidery is a wonderful way to relax whilst creating beautiful outcomes, and nothing is more satisfying and time-saving than digital embroidery. On this course you will learn how to do both. You will be encouraged to think about uses and applications of embroidery then, in a one to one consultation with your tutor, you will decide on a personal project to work on for the duration of your course.

You will be shown how to use unusual techniques, layer up fabrics, think about placement and generally explore what is possible with this brilliant, traditional craft.

20/09/2021 - Mon (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £332.00 - C02246-212201
21/02/2022 - Mon (10:00-13:00) - 6 weeks - £206.00 - C02246-212202
25/04/2022 - Mon (10:00-13:00) - 10 weeks - £332.00 - C02246-212203

Making, mending and upcycling clothes

For beginners or for those returning to the subject, this is a project-based course which will provide you with a thorough introduction to the general principles and skills of clothes making using a purchased pattern and/or upcycling clothes by mending and adding creative textiles such as applique, embroidery, couching and decorative stitching .

You will become confident in making garments using commercial patterns, plus choosing fabrics & styles that compliment you. You will also have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to refit purchased garments and restyle them...

13/01/2022 - Thu (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £364.00 - C01731-212201
21/04/2022 - Thu (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £395.00 - C01731-212202

Pattern Cutting - Beginners

A new introductory course to pattern cutting, starting with the basics of measuring the body for a skirt, using the tools and equipment and understanding the terminology used.
As an absolute beginner you will be shown how to draft a basic skirt block to your individual measurements and then trace this into a working pencil skirt pattern form. You will machine sew a toile in calico to check the fit of the skirt and make any adjustments. You will then have your own final skirt pattern to take home with you.
Basic sewing machine skills and garment making knowledge would be an...

06/11/2021 - Sat, Sun (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £122.00 - C02463-212201
05/02/2022 - Sat, Sun (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £122.00 - C02463-212202
21/05/2022 - Sat, Sun (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £122.00 - C02463-212203

Personal styling - Renew your Wardrobe

This course will be delivered online.

Course outcomes

09/06/2022 - Thu (10:00-16:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 2 weeks - £93.00 - C02635-212201

Sewing Techniques for Beginners - Basic Stitches and Seams

You will know how to use the sewing machine but maybe need a refresher on this and then aim to move on to learn sewing techniques used in the making of garments and home accessories.

13/11/2021 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02508-212201
26/02/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02508-212202
07/05/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02508-212203

Sewing Techniques for Beginners - Inserting Zips

You will know how to use the sewing machine but maybe need a refresher on this and then aim to move on to learn sewing techniques used in the making of garments and home accessories.
Following the tutors? instructions and demonstrations in class, you will recap on setting up the sewing machine and the basic straight and zig zag stitches and backstitching. You will recap on how to sew straight using the machine guide and sewing the flat seam for inserting the zip. You will be guided step by step through sewing a lapped zip and an invisible zip for skirts and dresses, using appropriate...

27/11/2021 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £60.00 - C02506-212201
12/03/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £60.00 - C02506-212202
02/07/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £60.00 - C02506-212203

Sewing Techniques for Beginners - Sewing Hems

You will know how to use the sewing machine but maybe need a refresher on this and then aim to move on to learn sewing techniques used in the making of garments and home accessories.
Following the tutors? instructions and demonstrations in class, you will recap on setting up the sewing machine and the basic straight stitches and backstitching. You will learn how to measure your hem and sew it in place using different hem widths, stitches and finishes for various garments.

16/10/2021 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02509-212201
29/01/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02509-212202
18/06/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02509-212203

Sewing Techniques for Beginners – Basic Stitches and Seams

You will know how to use the sewing machine but maybe need a refresher on this and then aim to move on to learn sewing techniques used in the making of garments and home accessories.

13/11/2021 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02508-212201
26/02/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02508-212202
07/05/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02508-212203

Sewing Techniques for Beginners – Inserting Zips

You will know how to use the sewing machine but maybe need a refresher on this and then aim to move on to learn sewing techniques used in the making of garments and home accessories.
Following the tutors? instructions and demonstrations in class, you will recap on setting up the sewing machine and the basic straight and zig zag stitches and backstitching. You will recap on how to sew straight using the machine guide and sewing the flat seam for inserting the zip. You will be guided step by step through sewing a lapped zip and an invisible zip for skirts and dresses, using appropriate...

27/11/2021 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £60.00 - C02506-212201
12/03/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £60.00 - C02506-212202
02/07/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £60.00 - C02506-212203

Sewing Techniques for Beginners – Sewing Hems

You will know how to use the sewing machine but maybe need a refresher on this and then aim to move on to learn sewing techniques used in the making of garments and home accessories.
Following the tutors? instructions and demonstrations in class, you will recap on setting up the sewing machine and the basic straight stitches and backstitching. You will learn how to measure your hem and sew it in place using different hem widths, stitches and finishes for various garments.

16/10/2021 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02509-212201
29/01/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02509-212202
18/06/2022 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - 1 weeks - £64.00 - C02509-212203