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Prior Knowledge

None required

What will I learn?

By the end of the course depending on your level of experience you should be able to:
Know how to use the correct seam allowance for the right project
How to apply the correct seam for right fabric
How to finish seams to give your project that professional finish
Understand how to sew different types of seams in different fabrics
How to use standard sewing tools and equipment

Subject Contents/Topics to be covered

How to sew using different fabrics
Sewing tools and equipment
Seams and Seam allowances
How to sew 4 main seams
Seam finishes
Standard seam allowances

Teaching/Learning Methods

This course will be tutor led with step by step demonstration, followed by Learner repeating shown steps
Learners will also be shown samples and given informative handouts

What Examinations will I be able to take?

There will be no examination.

Assessment Pattern

Your progress and achievement will be recognised throughout the duration of the course.
You will learn to evaluate your understanding 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 to learn.

Additional Costs to Students


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

Practice what you have learnt in class to ensure you are prepared for the next course.

Equipment to be brought to the first meeting

Pen and Paper for making notes during class
Sewing Kit: Fabric Scissors, paper scissors, Thread, tape measure, Pins
An A4 file to keep samples and worksheets

Other Notes

You will be asked to complete necessary paperwork in order that CALAT can claim government funding to subsidise the cost of the course.

Progression Opportunities

To go onto higher level sewing course

Joining Instructions

For Creative Arts course learners must be able to work independently and be able to use literacy and numeracy skills.


Creative Arts: Clothesmaking - 1 Day Sewing Basics

  • Reference TZP134-22
  • Location: CALAT Thornton Heath Centre
  • Start Date: 10 Dec 2022
  • End Date: 10 Dec 2022
  • Course Duration: 1 weeks
  • Time: Sat 10.00 - 14.00
  • Limited Space Available
Fee BandAmount
Full Fee33.20
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