Improve your Sewing Skills – Intermediate 1

Improve your Sewing Skills – Intermediate 1

Duration: 5 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Tuesday, 12.30-2.30pm OR Wednesday, 12.30-2.30pm OR Wednesday, 6.30-8.30pm
Course fees: £25 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

There will be no sewing classes scheduled until further notice.  Please keep checking our website and social media pages for course updates.

Thank you

The Community Learning Team


Have you completed the three beginners sewing courses we offer? Or are you a sewer, having made some textile items and are wishing to extend your skills and knowledge?

If the answer is yes, then this is the course for you!

Entry Requirements

A love of sewing and making, an ability to use a sewing machine for simple tasks and a desire to learn more complex techniques.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Content

This is a classroom-based, workshop-style, learning experience where you will build upon and consolidate your prior knowledge by working on a self-chosen, individual textile project which will grow your skills step by step.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstrations and explanations of techniques and processes which support and meet individual needs of personal projects undertaken.

Some of the areas covered may include:

  • Sewing machine skills – presser feet, machine needles, accessories
  • Sewing techniques such as buttonholes, zip insertion, bias binding
  • Construction processes, techniques and methods requested by learners

Tutor demonstration, advice, guidance and practical support will be given throughout the session.

You will need to bring with you some fabric, threads, haberdashery. The tutor will talk with you, and answer any questions you may have, at the induction session.

There are sewing machines and some sewing equipment for your use at the centre, scissors, pins, etc.  However, you may wish to bring your own sewing tools and equipment.

If you wish to bring your own sewing machinery and is more than 1 year old, it must hold a current PAT test certificate. The tutor will need to see evidence.

Assessment Method

This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment.

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five-stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

You may wish to progress to the next step intermediate course entitled: Further your Sewing Skills – Intermediate 2, to further your skills or enrol on a sewing workshop to learn specific techniques and processes.

We offer a range of sewing and creative courses which can assist you in developing your own skills and interests.

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential. Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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