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Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Dressmaking | Beginners and Improvers

Course Type: Adult leisure and hobby, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus

Why this course?

Develop your sewing skills and learn how to make your own clothes using a commercial pattern. To start, you will be taught how to thread up a sewing machine, and sew a variety of basic and more decorative seams.

The course will then take you through the whole process of making a garment, including adapting patterns to your shape; sewing darts, pleats and seams; inserting zips; stitching hems; and more.

Overlocking machines are also available for your use.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CL0061-1C 21 Sep 2020 Central Brighton 6.00pm - 9.00pm 30 weeks £449.00 Enrol & Pay
CL0051-1C 23 Sep 2020 Central Brighton 6.00pm - 9.00pm 30 weeks £449.00 Enrol & Pay

Open events

We run various open events throughout the year to enable you to come in to the College, see our facilities and speak with our staff.


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Course costs

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Other ways to enrol

You can also enrol by calling 01273 667704 or in person at our Central Brighton or West Durrington Campuses.


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Course content

New to dressmaking, or just looking to improve?

Develop your sewing skills and learn how to make your own clothes using a commercial pattern. To start, you will be taught how to thread up a sewing machine, and sew a variety of basic and more decorative seams.

The course will then take you through the whole process of making a garment, including:

  • Adapting patterns to your shape
  • Sewing darts
  • Pleats
  • Seams
  • Inserting zips
  • Stitching hems

Overlocking machines are also available for your use.

Why the MET?

  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • High-quality learning resource centres providing library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

Course fees

The fees are £449 for 30 weeks. 

This course is eligible for a 50% discount if you are in receipt of certain benefits. This discounted fee is shown as category B below:

A. £449

B. £224.50

Find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for this discount here.

Course fees
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