Professional Sewing Skills

Course Code: VE1EC42


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
05/11/2021University Centre7 WeeksEnquire

Course Overview

Short Course // Professional Sewing Skills  
Dates and Times // Wednesday 6 November-18 December // 6.30-8.30pm // Fashion Studios // Basement // Palatine Building                                                                                                                  
This short course will introduce you to a range of professional garment construction techniques and will form a fundamental skill base in terms of production methods for fashion and/costume. The classes will support your skills development in terms of garment production and help you to improve and develop as a designer/maker. Leading from the short course in Pattern Making, you will be able to develop your pattern adaptations through to garments. There will be a series of demonstrations of professional techniques and tips for a quality finish. 


Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications are necessary for this short course, however a basic level of mathematical problem solving and some sewing skills would be useful. 

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Each of the sessions will begin with a tutor demonstration of specialist techniques and you will progress through a series of practical tasks. An indicative schedule for the short course is as below.

Weekly Topics                                                                                        
Week 1 – An Introduction to a Range of Quality Fabrics and their Characteristics and Uses                                                                        
Week 2 – Working with Challenging Fabrics, Seams and Darts                                                                  
Week 3 – Concealed Zip Demonstration                                           
Week 4 – The Professional Finish – Understitching                                  
Week 5 – Traditional and Faced Waistbands                                    
Weeks 6/7 – Completion of Projects

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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Regulation and Accreditation

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