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QEXCEDRSMAK
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  • Is this course for you?

    Are you suffering from the “terrible too’s”? Clothes that are too tight, too loose, too long or too short? Would you like to learn and build the confidence to master creative solutions to fixing what ails your clothing? Then this course could be for you.

    The dressmaking, sewing and soft-furnishings course is designed to be a gentle learning approach for learners who would like to re-discover sewing skills, those who are complete beginners, those who have not sewn since school days or confident sewers who would like to try something new. New skills, confidence and varied techniques are all taught on this course, allowing learners to create garments, projects, and gifts, with full support and guidance along the learning journey.

    As the tutor, I am passionate for my learners to develop confidence and new skills, in a bubbly, supportive atmosphere. To fulfil their passions with sewing, aspirations to create new pieces and to develop personally and professionally. I will provide full support for learning journeys, answer questions and queries, support your developing knowledge of sewing skills and understanding of new goals to achieve. We take small steps to achieve ultimate goals, such as inserting invisible zips, buttonholes, working with commercial patterns, making your own patterns, and developing creative pieces for the home. Demonstrations are given and one to one support, all learners work at their own pace and on their own choice of project design. A relaxing, feel-good learning experience can be gained from attending this dressmaking course.

  • Required qualifications

    No qualifications are needed for this course, an eagerness to learn and an interest in sewing, dressmaking and or home furnishing.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This sewing course is for the complete beginner, those who would like a refresher with sewing skills or for those who are competent in sewing and would like a boost with their confidence to try more challenging sewing projects.

    Completing this course will give you the confidence to try new sewing techniques, master new sewing patterns, to try that home furnishing project – but never had the confidence. You will master new skills; inserting zips, designing buttonholes, different styles of hemming on various fabrics. Altering clothing, upcycling clothing to make in more in-line with fashion today. Guidance and support is given along the way.

    • Learn how to confidently make basic repairs on holes, rips and other mishaps.
    • Discover the fundamentals to create your own sewing patterns or alter commercial (shop brought) patterns to suit your own body shape and
    • Have support and guidance to work on a project of your choice. Learn new skills and techniques to complete the project with flare.
  • Careers

    Opportunities for further learning.

  • English and maths

    Good communication skills, as sewers love to chat, and the ability to use a tape measure to measure fabrics and the body.

  • Other important information

    To participate in this course, it would be useful to have a sewing machine that is in good working condition/ order. Even if you are not confident with the machine, I will help and guide you through the workings of a sewing machine. A good sewing kit, scissors, threads, bobbins for the sewing machine, a selection of needles and needles for the sewing machine, bobby pins/ dressmaking pins. A tape measure and tailors chalk is always useful. Please do not worry if you do not have all these items, implementing is part of the techniques. Patterns or ideas of projects you wish to accomplish, want advice with or instructions to start. Fabrics, we will discuss the different styles of fabrics as the course progresses. And enthusiasm, to succeed.

    You have to be aged 19+ to join this course.

  • Is this course for you?

    Are you suffering from the “terrible too’s”? Clothes that are too tight, too loose, too long or too short? Would you like to learn and build the confidence to master creative solutions to fixing what ails your clothing? Then this course could be for you.

    The dressmaking, sewing and soft-furnishings course is designed to be a gentle learning approach for learners who would like to re-discover sewing skills, those who are complete beginners, those who have not sewn since school days or confident sewers who would like to try something new. New skills, confidence and varied techniques are all taught on this course, allowing learners to create garments, projects, and gifts, with full support and guidance along the learning journey.

    As the tutor, I am passionate for my learners to develop confidence and new skills, in a bubbly, supportive atmosphere. To fulfil their passions with sewing, aspirations to create new pieces and to develop personally and professionally. I will provide full support for learning journeys, answer questions and queries, support your developing knowledge of sewing skills and understanding of new goals to achieve. We take small steps to achieve ultimate goals, such as inserting invisible zips, buttonholes, working with commercial patterns, making your own patterns, and developing creative pieces for the home. Demonstrations are given and one to one support, all learners work at their own pace and on their own choice of project design. A relaxing, feel-good learning experience can be gained from attending this dressmaking course.

  • Required qualifications

    No qualifications are needed for this course, an eagerness to learn and an interest in sewing, dressmaking and or home furnishing.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This sewing course is for the complete beginner, those who would like a refresher with sewing skills or for those who are competent in sewing and would like a boost with their confidence to try more challenging sewing projects.

    Completing this course will give you the confidence to try new sewing techniques, master new sewing patterns, to try that home furnishing project – but never had the confidence. You will master new skills; inserting zips, designing buttonholes, different styles of hemming on various fabrics. Altering clothing, upcycling clothing to make in more in-line with fashion today. Guidance and support is given along the way.

    • Learn how to confidently make basic repairs on holes, rips and other mishaps.
    • Discover the fundamentals to create your own sewing patterns or alter commercial (shop brought) patterns to suit your own body shape and
    • Have support and guidance to work on a project of your choice. Learn new skills and techniques to complete the project with flare.
  • Careers

    Opportunities for further learning.

  • English and maths

    Good communication skills, as sewers love to chat, and the ability to use a tape measure to measure fabrics and the body.

  • Other important information

    To participate in this course, it would be useful to have a sewing machine that is in good working condition/ order. Even if you are not confident with the machine, I will help and guide you through the workings of a sewing machine. A good sewing kit, scissors, threads, bobbins for the sewing machine, a selection of needles and needles for the sewing machine, bobby pins/ dressmaking pins. A tape measure and tailors chalk is always useful. Please do not worry if you do not have all these items, implementing is part of the techniques. Patterns or ideas of projects you wish to accomplish, want advice with or instructions to start. Fabrics, we will discuss the different styles of fabrics as the course progresses. And enthusiasm, to succeed.

    You have to be aged 19+ to join this course.

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    Code: QCEXCEDRSMAK

    Cost: £180

    Start Date: 22nd September 2022

    Start Time:19:00 PM

    End Time:21:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)

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    Code: QCEXCEDRSMAK-2

    Cost: £180

    Start Date: 12th January 2023

    Start Time:19:00 PM

    End Time:21:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)

  • Dressmaking & Sewing (FC)

    Code: QCEXCEDRSMAK-3

    Cost: £180

    Start Date: 20th April 2023

    Start Time:19:00 PM

    End Time:21:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)

  • Dressmaking & Sewing (FC)

    Code: QLEXCEDRSMAK

    Cost: £180

    Start Date: 20th September 2022

    Start Time:19:00 PM

    End Time:21:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)

  • Dressmaking & Sewing (FC)

    Code: QLEXCEDRSMAK-2

    Cost: £180

    Start Date: 10th January 2023

    Start Time:19:00 PM

    End Time:21:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)

  • Dressmaking & Sewing (FC)

    Code: QLEXCEDRSMAK-3

    Cost: £180

    Start Date: 18th April 2023

    Start Time:19:00 PM

    End Time:21:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)