Making Children's Clothes

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 86 Conc £26 Full £162 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 10:00 - 12:30 5 MAC 28/10/2019 25/11/2019 CS1635

What will the course cover?

We will make garments for children which includes draughting patterns, cutting out, attaching interfacings stiching and finishing seams, setting in sleeves, fastenings, hemming etc,

Who is the course for?

Complete beginners or those with some experience who have an interest in learning sewing techniques and pattern cutting skills. to make children's clothes. You can also work from commercial patterns.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

This course is suitable for beginners or those who want to develop their skills further by making more complex garments.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Demonstrate some or all of the following: 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 saems and hems. Produce zip openings. Attach buttons. Choose correct interfacing to suit weight and colour of fabric. Choose suitable fabric for your pattern. Make up your garment.

How is the course organised?

Individual and group tuition - each student working on their own pattern while following a guided step by step construction.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Source materials, look at garments to see how they are constructed

How will my progress be assessed?

Continuous assessment will occur in class and an Individual Learning Plan will be used to monitor progress and give feedback between learner and tutor.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Join other clothes making or other sewing classes to develop your skills further.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

You will need a basic sewing kit, thread and fabric.

What support is available?

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 (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.