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Sewing Skills – Part 2

The Sewing Skills for Beginners course is split into two separate parts. During this practical course you will learn basic sewing machine skills and techniques for clothing and textile projects. Part 1: Practice skills and techniques on a textile piece and create your own cushion cover. Guidance will be given on how to follow a domestic pattern as well as creating your own technical notebook to keep and use at home. Part 2: Enhance your sewing skills and techniques for clothing and textile projects. Guidance will be given on how to alter and adjust a domestic pattern. We recommended that you complete part 1 prior to attending part 2.

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Time 18:15 - 20:45
Days Running Tuesday
Duration 10 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £199
Spaces 11
Course Code L93SWT1-BEL1A1920

What topics are covered?

Machine stitch skills, seam finishes, fastenings (zips and buttons), surface manipulation (tucks, pleats, applique, reverse applique), domestic patterns for clothing, basic sewing for fashion, collars, sleeves, and facings. This course does not cover hand stitching or embroidery.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for beginners and anyone wishing to refresh their knowledge of using a sewing machine.

Who will be my tutor?

Deborah Counsell

How will I learn?

You will learn through demonstrations, practical tasks, and experimentation.

What can I do after this course?

Creative Fashion

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to provide your own choice of fabrics, zips, buttons and threads.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Fabric scissors, notepad, and pen. In later weeks, you will need fabrics and fastenings – your tutor will advise.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

3 reviews for Sewing Skills – Part 2

  1. badger_cheese@hotmail.com


    5 out of 5

    I have really enjoyed this course. I have learnt new skills & made new friends. I am looking forward to the next course.

  2. stephenwoodman@yahoo.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    I’ve really enjoyed this course and have made my first outfit from a pattern. Debbie has offered patient guidance, would definitely recommend! Hopefully there will be another course in September.

  3. forsythalasdair@gmail.com

    (verified owner)

    4 out of 5

    Good course and lots of support.

    Better descriptions of courses on the website would be good.

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