Leisure and Hobbies

Garment Making

Course overview

Put to rest or revive those school needlework lessons! Or indulge that passion for fashion! Cut out, stitch and make a garment in a creative environment
This course is aimed at beginners who have little or no sewing experience, but have the desire to make their own clothes, as well as those with some dress making experience wishing to develop their skills further

This course will be taught by an experienced tutor with a experience of dressmaking and pattern cutting.

This course is delivered over 10 weeks, and consists of 2 hour weekly sessions

Bromsgrove Campus - Wednesday Evenings – 7pm-9pm

Worcester Campus - Tuesday Evenings - 7pm-9pm

For this course you will need:

- To provide your own sewing machine
- A sewing kit that includes:
- Dressmaking Scissors
- Pins and needles
- Tape measure
- Note book and Pen

The first sessions centre around making a pair of pyjamas from a downloaded pattern. You will need to print out the pattern and bring it with you to the first session together with some Sellotape to stick the pattern together. You will also need to bring with you enough fabric, sewing cotton and elastic to make the pyjamas - see the pattern link for full details this will be sent in the introduction email.
Please buy a woven cotton or cotton/polyester fabric. There are many online stores for fabrics. Or visit a local store such as:
OH Sew Crafty – Unit 3 Gemini Business Park Stourport Kiddermisnter DY11 7QL https://ohsewcrafty.co.uk/content/11-shop-opening-times
Hobbycraft – Blackpole retail estate Worcester AND at Webbs of Wychbold https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/
House of Haby - Market Hall The Shambles Worcester

Please note this course depends on minimum student numbers to run, we therefore do not recommend you purchase any equipment until the course is confirmed as going ahead. You will be fully refunded the course fee should the course be cancelled.

Course Modules

During the course you will be guided through the garment making process as you make a pair of pyjamas and then move on to work on a piece of clothing of your choice using a commercial dressmaking pattern and your own fabric.

You will be able to continue working on projects of your choice with individual tutor assistance and occasional mini tutorials.

What can I do next

You will be able to progress onto other design courses e.g. sew a skirt workshop.