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And Pattern Cutting - Mixed Ability

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 167 Conc £66 Full £289 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 18/09/2018 11/12/2018 CS1610

What will the course cover?

If you want to bring your own designs to life then this is the course for you! The course is suitable for beginners with some sewing experience who want to take it to the next level. You will learn the correct method of creating basic blocks and patterns using your own measurements and modify your ideas according to your designs. You can make up your garment or make further patterns as you choose.

Who is the course for?

Complete beginners or those with some experience who have an interest in fashion and pattern cutting who want to learn new skills and who want to be able to make up their own patterns for their own designs. You can also work from commercial patterns.

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

Beginners with an interest in fashion and clothing and those with some understanding of clothes making.

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 darts. Produce zip openings. Attach buttons. Choose correct interfacing to suit weight and colour of fabric. If you are making your own patterns: Take your own and other people's measurements. Record measurements using the metric system. Use the measurements to construct basic blocks and patterns. Choose suitable fabric for your pattern. Make up your garment or make further patterns.

How is the course organised?

Individual and group tuition - each student working on their own pattern while following a guided step by step construction. Handouts will be distributed for students. Question and answer sessions.

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

Browse websites and magazines for design options.

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?

Further classes to increase your skills or higher level courses with FE or HE providers.

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

Note pad and pen, ruler, pencil and pencil sharpener, eraser, paper scissors, Sellotape, tape measure (cm),

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.