Join us for an enjoyable and creative course where you can construct an item of clothing using a machine or hand couture.
Aged 19 plus learners. If you are under 19, please contact the college for advice.
Aimed at all levels. This course offers the opportunity to construct an item of clothing using a machine or hand couture. Tutor: TBC
Continuous informal assessment throughout the sessions, and where appropriate, through the use of Individual Learning Plans, as specified by RARPA
There is no qualification for this course, but you'll be awarded a certificate of attendance if you attend 80% or more of the course.
Please note there is no lesson on 5 October as we are having open day
Once you have completed this course, you might be interested in learning how to quilt or crochet.
Please bring your own, two pairs of scissors/shears (one for fabric, one for paper), tape measure, needles, pins, matching thread & tacking, thimble, tailors chalk, two coloured pencils, fabric, and commercial paper pattern. We have sewing machines, no need to bring yours.
You'll need to bring a pattern to make. When choosing your pattern, please take into consideration the type of garment you require. What occasion do you need it for day or evening wear, practical or fancy, formal or casual, warmth of coolness?
When selecting your size for a dress, blouse, suit, or coat, select the size nearest your bust measurement. However, if your hips are large in proportion to your waist, select your hip measurement.
When choosing your fabric, consider whether the fabric lends itself to the style you have chosen.
Is it washable, or does it have to be dry cleaned? Does it fray? If so, think carefully before purchase. Checks and stripes will be matched, so allow sufficient fabric. Plain fabric or one without a nap is best for beginners.