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Sewing Machine Skills - Using Commercial Patterns

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    This course is for beginners who have used a sewing machine before, and for those who wish to return to sewing.

    Maybe you have been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee, fancy trying sewing, or did a little at school and want to get to grips with making your own clothes, this course will introduce you to the basics of using simple dressmaking.

    The course will start with simple patterns using a variety of sewing skills, from there you will agree a more complicated pattern to make and learn how to fit it. The course will build your confidence on the sewing machines and understanding commercial patterns.

    During the course you will make a simple top from a commercial pattern before trying out your new skills on a more complicated pattern where you will learn to of the basics of pattern alteration and fitting. Some skills will depend on the pattern you choose.

    Each week you will need to bring a basic sewing kit
    This will need to include
    · Sharp scissors for fabric
    · Small pair of scissors for paper
    · Pins and pin cushion
    · Hand sewing needles
    · Sewing cotton
    · Tape measure

    Each week you will be advised of what materials you will need.

    Jo Teague is a popular arts and crafts tutor based in Gloucestershire, she loves working with all forms of textiles and her enthusiasm for all forms of textiles, from the making, to designers and the history of textiles can be infectious. Your creativity will be encouraged from the very beginning!


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Sewing Machine Skills - Using Commercial Patterns



Start Date

13 January 2021 at 4:30 pm finishes 6:30 pm

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To register your interest, please call Student Services on 0345 155 2020

What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

You will pay £160 for your course

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

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0345 155 2020

To register your interest, please call Student Services on 0345 155 2020

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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