Fees: Standard £ 167 Conc £66 Full £289 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only
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If you have never made clothes before, you will be equipped with the knowledge to make a simple garment by the end of this course. This course includes basic tuition on the use of the sewing machine, taking body measurements, use of self made and/or commercial patterns and the construction and finishing of garments.
Those with little or no experience of clothes making and pattern cutting. You can however continue to attend for additional terms to develop your skills beyond the basics.
None, just a general interest in fashion, clothing and dressmaking.
Demonstrate the ability to apply Health and Safety procedures in a sewing room. Thread and use a domestic sewing machine safely and accurately. Make an accurate lay prior to cutting out garment. Cut out garments with precision. Make your own pattern and/or follow instructions set out in a commercially produced paper pattern. Make accurate tailors tacks to mark placement for darts, buttons etc. Make necessary adjustments to garments. Produce neatly sewn darts. Produce zip openings. Attach buttons. Choose correct interfacing to suit weight and colour of fabric.
Individual tuition - each student making a garment of their own choice, for beginners it is important that the garment is a simple one -ask your tutor for advice on the first session. Practical demonstration, formal instruction will be given. Samples, photocopies available to show sewing details. Question and answer sessions.
Buying own patterns and fabric. Reading magazines and or text books on sewing.
Continuous assessment will occur in class and an Individual Learning Plan will be used to monitor progress and give feedback between learner and tutor.
Further classes to increase your skills or City & Guilds level 1 awards or higher level courses with FE or HE providers.
Please bring a basic sewing kit and an A4 folder with paper and pencil or pen to the first class. Fabrics and patterns will need to be sourced as well following advice from your tutor.
Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.