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Basic Sewing



Prior Knowledge

None required

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you should be able to:
Thread and use the sewing machine. Sew a collection of sewing samples to take away and use as reference. Evaluate your work and recognise areas for improvement

Subject contents/topics to be covered

The course will include how to thread the sewing machine, seams and neatening, hems, applying zips, gathering, openings and a range of fastenings. Students will work through techniques building a collection of samples to take away.

Teaching/Learning methods

Large and small group demonstrations, one to one tuition

What examinations will I be able to take?

No exams required

Assessment Pattern

Your progress and achievement will be recognised and recorded in writing throughout. Your tutor will make initial assessments of your abilities in order to help plan your work with you and set you some learning objectives. You will learn to evaluate your work and recognise areas for improvement with help from your tutor. At the end of the course, you and your tutor will discuss and record what you have achieved and what you still need or want to learn.

Additional Costs to Students


What extra work do I need to do outside the classroom?

None required but practising between lessons would be beneficial

Equipment Materials to be brought to first meeting

Please try to bring a tape measure, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, hand sewing needles, good quality thread, notepaper & pencil. Please contact the college if you are unsure of what to bring.

Progression Opportunties

Clothes making courses

Joining Instructions

Online enrolment


Basic Sewing

  • Reference TZP138-20
  • Location: CALAT Thornton Heath Centre
  • Start Date: 09 Jun 2021
  • End Date: 07 Jul 2021
  • Course Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time: Wed 18.00 - 20.00
  • Course Full
Fee BandAmount
Full Fee78.90
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