Level 1 Award in Fashion – Sewing Machine Skills (classroom-based)
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This accredited unit provides the learner with the practical skills and knowledge needed to make stitched samples using a sewing machine and its accessories.
This course is suitable for learners with prior knowledge and experience of the subject, possessing an ability to competently use the sewing machine, who wish to further develop their skills and understanding and gain an award qualification.
How to apply
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This is a classroom based, workshop-style course with supporting online content. To gain the qualification criteria must be met to achieve specified outcomes.
During the course you will learn how to work with a sewing machine safely and effectively, using the functions, features, controls and accessories to produce a range of sewn samples. An example of some of the sample techniques – neatened seams, blind hem stitch, gathering stitch, decorative stitches, zip insertion, piping, buttonholes. There will be weekly tutor demonstrations and explanations.
Your knowledge of fabric will be developed by collecting a range of fabric swatches, identifying weight and characteristics.
Research will enable you to identify health and safety regulations relating to using a sewing machine. Information must be gathered on types of machines. Your findings to be evidenced in written work.
Folios, or similar, will be produced to present your, research, written work, swatches and sampled techniques.
You will provide your own fabric, threads, haberdashery and notions, folios, stationary and other items required for the course.
You may bring your own sewing machine to class. Machines must be PAT tested.
We have machines and some basic equipment available for you to use at the centre.
City & Guilds
Level 1 Award in Fashion
Unit 104 Sewing Machine Skills
Learning outcomes must be met to gain the qualification.
Assessment of learning is measured through product inspection, observation, discussion, feedback and written work.
Where can it lead?
After this course you may wish to progress on to subsequent units in order to gain the required number of credits to obtain a full Level 1 Certificate in Fashion.
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