Dressmaking - Beginners

Dressmaking - Beginners

A beginners dressmaking course that covers the core skills in garment construction, such as:   Introduction to the sewing machine Dressmaking terminology and working from a commercial sewing pattern Learning how to take correct measurements Garment construction techniques Depending in the progression and the learner's pace, one or more basic garments may be produced.   What you will need to bring: ·Students will need to bring their own sewing machine to each lesson, (and manual if there is one). ·Note pad and pen ·Sewing equipment and tools, eg, fabric scissors, needles, pins, seam ripper, tape measure, tailors chalk. ·Scrap fabric for test pieces, (can be an old sheet etc)   Other haberdashery items, such as zips or elastic etc, are required but will be advised by the tutor during the course.  

Learning Outcomes

  ·How to choose and read a paper sewing pattern, and choose suitable fabrics for their sewing projects. ·How to set up and thread and competently use a sewing machine ·To be familiar with certain fabrics and finishes ·How to sew seams, hems and closures, pockets, elasticated waistbands, etc ·Be able to confidently construct a basic item of clothing following a commercial paper sewing pattern instructions.

Your Tutor

Tania Verdejo has completed her PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education at the Institution of Education, University of London. She has studied Art History/Fine Art and obtained her Masters in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a versatile teacher interested in furthering her studies in education research and is a practising Printmaking artist.  


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £110.00


No. of sessions: 8

Day Date Times
Thu 18/05/2017 18:30-21:00
Thu 25/05/2017 18:30-21:00
Thu 08/06/2017 18:30-21:00
Thu 15/06/2017 18:30-21:00
Thu 22/06/2017 18:30-21:00
Thu 29/06/2017 18:30-21:00
Thu 06/07/2017 18:30-21:00
Thu 13/07/2017 18:30-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.