Increase Your Basic Sewing Skills – Beginners 3

Increase Your Basic Sewing Skills – Beginners 3

Duration: 6 weeks
Start Date: Monday 3 June OR Tuesday 4 June 2024
Day and time: Monday, 9.30am-12noon OR Tuesday, 6-8.30pm
Course fee: £70 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

Have you completed the Basic Sewing course, or are you already a sewer, having made some textile items, and 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 items, 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.

You will build upon and consolidate your prior knowledge by working on a self-chosen, individual textile project which will grow your basic skills step by step.

Confidence and practical ability will develop as techniques and processes are learned and embedded.

  • Use the controls and functions of the sewing machine to construct textile items
  • Further embed and grow knowledge of grainlines, cutting skills, paper patterns, and pattern markings
  • Learn new sewing techniques using the sewing machine and overlocker
  • Develop and embed construction processes and finishing techniques

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

You will need to bring with you some fabric, threads, and haberdashery.  

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 is a RARPA based course, assessment is carried out though building of a portfolio and taking part within tasks matched to the individual’s personal targets.

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 could progress on to the next step intermediate course, Improve Your Sewing Skills Intermediate 1.

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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