Sewing, Dressmaking & Window Dressing Workshop
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About this course

Have you always wanted to create a beautiful garment, bag or cushion, but not had the confidence to make it.

Why not join us and achieve your dream?

You may have existing experience or be new to the art. This workshop can encompass all levels of skill. If you are looking for inspiration and some new ideas or to build on experience you already have, and have some fun doing it, this could be the course for you.

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to provide you with the confidence and skills needed to achieve well made garments or other textile items of your own choice.

If you are new to sewing you will be guided through choosing suitable patterns, materials, equipment, appropriate construction methods, sizing and fitting of garments, finishing andĀ getting the best out of your sewing machine, etc.

On completion, you should be able to use a commercial pattern, making alterations if required and possibly draft your own patterns for simple items such as bags and cushions. You should then have the confidence and knowledge to construct garments or other items of your choice that you will be proud of!

Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements associated with this course.
Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information

Your tutor will advise you at the first session about the selection of appropriate projects, based on your previous experience. You will need to provide all the materials and patterns needed for your project.

If studying in Trowbridge there are sewing machines available, although you may wish to bring your own.

If studying in Devizes and Warminster there are no sewing machines available so all learners must bring their own machine to each session.

New students should bring:

  • A notepad and pen
  • A basic sewing kit such as pins, needles, some thread, scissors and tape measure if they have them already. 

If students already have a project in mind the tutor will discuss this with you and look at any fabric, patterns etc. with you.

What could I do next?

You may wish to enrol on the next term(s) for this course to further expand your knowledge and skills, and try new things. You might also be interested in joining one of our other creative courses, which include  a range of painting classes, upholstery, interior design and much more.