Dressmaking | Make Do and Mend

Course Type: Adult leisure and hobby, Open to international students Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: None

Why this course?

Close up of pink fabric in a sewing machine

This course is designed for those who have a good grasp of basic sewing, sewing machine confidence and want to revive their current garments. You will learn how to adjust, fix and customise your existing garments and have more general sewing confidence.


Tutor: Rosie Carne

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CL0175-1C 25 Apr 2022 Broadwater 7 weeks £125.00 Enrol & Pay

Course topics

  • Apply a decorative applique to cover a problem area such as a rip or stain
  • Learn to replace a broken concealed zip and trouser fly
  • Alter the fit
  • Re-hem garments
  • Take a pattern from your favourite garment to recreate at home

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

Discounted fees:

This course is eligible for a 50% discount if you are in receipt of certain benefits. 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, as well as scraps of fabric for samples and either pencils or tailor's chalk. Students are also encouraged to invest in a tracing wheel and should bring either tracing paper, brown paper or pattern paper.

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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