Dressmaking Beginners and Improvers
This course will help you learn to make your own clothes using a commercial pattern.
Course aims and areasDevelop your sewing skills and learn how to make your own clothes using a commercial pattern.
Each term you will work towards making a new garment, starting with a skirt or pyjama trousers for complete beginners. To start, you will be introduced to the college sewing machines and shown how to thread up and sew a variety of basic and more decorative seams.
The course will take you through the whole process of making a garment including selecting and cutting the right size of pattern, adapting patterns to fit your shape, cutting out fabrics, sewing darts, pleats and seams, inserting zips, attaching sleeves, collars, cuffs and stitching hems.
Sewing machines and overlockers are available to use, although you may find it useful to have your own sewing machine at home to continue your garment and practise techniques away from the class.
International fees can vary depending on the course you choose and how long you are studying for.
For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.