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Sewing Machine/Dressmaking Skills Improvers with Enterprise Skills

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Course outline

You will learn how to safely use sewing machines and other equipment as well as how to sew and construct garments and accessories using the correct techniques.  You will learn to understand body measurements, how to alter patterns and cut out fabric.  You will then be taught how tounderstand the sewing pattern instructions, and using the correct techniques, construct your first garment or accessory. The course will also cover enterprise skills to enabling you to market, price and sell your craft items.

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You can enrol on this course by telephone, in person or by post. Click below to find out how!

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Location Date(s) Course code Fees / reductions


The Textile Workshop
The Textile Workshop, 621 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2FX


20 September 2016 - 29 November 2016

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

Full fee: £160

Fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits.


College certificate


14 weeks

Entry requirements

This course is for you if you have already completed NCFE Creative Crafts at Level 1. This course is not suitable for beginners, as previous experience and knowledge of skills and techniques is a course requirement. You will be required to complete a work book, and so must be able to complete written work as well as practical element of the course.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is ongoing, you will receive verbal and written formative feedback as the course progresses..


Other art, craft and textiles courses.

Additional information

Sewing machines and other large equipment is supplied, but you should aim to bring your own dress or accessory pattern and basic sewing kit of scissors, pins & needles, and a tape measure to the first session (all can be bought for about £5).  All other materials and threads etc, for the project, need to be supplied by yourself and this cost depends on the fabric purchased, but we encourage re-using, recycling and love charity shops! We also have stock of trim, dress patterns and fabric to practice on at The Textile Workshop.

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