Dressmaking | Children's Wear

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

Why this course?

Sewing and dressmaking tools

This course is suitable for those who have a good grasp of basic sewing and know their way around a sewing machine.

Students will construct one or two children's garments such as nightwear, leggings, t-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket or a dress. You will learn professional finishes, how to sew using stretch fabrics and the overlocker, and how to insert elastic channels, snap fasteners or buttonholes to fasten garments.

By the end of the course you will be able to sew smaller items and have better sewing skills in general to make more garments for children at home.

Tutor: Rosie Carne

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CL0281-1C 02 Nov 2020 Broadwater Mondays 6.30-9.00pm 6 weeks £113.00

Course topics

  • Professional finishes
  • Sewing using stretch fabrics and the overlocker
  • Inserting elastic channels, snap fasteners or buttonholes to fasten garments
  • Constructing a garment for a child such as nightwear, leggings, t-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket or a dress

Why the MET?

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College. It draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience. We operate across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing, and teach around 7,500 adult learners.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. Whatever your chosen subject, we have the facilities to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Course fees

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:

Category A: £113.00 (full fee)
Category B: £56.50 (discounted fee)

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

Additional costs

Students are required to bring large and small sharp fabric scissors, pins, tape measure and thread to every lesson. Students need to bring a pattern and suitable fabric/notions to start project in week one. Students should contact the tutor if in doubt.

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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