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Refresh Your Sewing Machine Skills

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    This course is aimed at those who already have some sewing machine skills but would like to improve them further.

    Feel inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee? Want to try some bigger projects? This course will help you to build confidence in using all the functions of the machine to work on longer projects. You will be led through using a commercial pattern and basic fitting principles so that you can make the most of your sewing skills. There will be a choice of projects to do, or bring along your own patterns and you will be supported to make them.

    During the course you will begin with some small projects to build confidence with the functions of the machine before starting a longer project based on your own choice of simple commercial pattern agreed with the tutor.

    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 for the following session.

    Our tutor, 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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Refresh Your Sewing Machine Skills



Start Date

28 April 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 £112 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.

Please contact us for more information.

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.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.