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Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Dressmaking Beginners and Improvers

This course will help you learn to make your own clothes using a commercial pattern.

Key information

Course type: Part-time leisure, International Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: a. £423 b. £318 c. £212

Course aims and areas

Develop 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.

Start dates

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Code Start Times Duration Fees ?
COM247 19 Sep 2018 Wednesday 6.00pm - 9.00pm 20 weeks

a. £423 b. £318 c. £212

COM298 17 Sep 2018 Monday 6.00pm - 9.00pm 20 weeks

a. £423 b. £318 c. £212

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

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.

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