New to Sewing – Beginners 1

New to Sewing – Beginners 1

Duration: 5 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
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.

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The Community Learning Team


Are you a total beginner who has never picked up a needle, fabric or pins? Would you like to learn fundamental, practical skills and develop understanding and knowledge of the basic techniques needed to sew simple, fun items?

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

Entry Requirements

A love of sewing and a desire to learn!

How to apply

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

Course Content

This is a five-week, classroom based, workshop-style course.

Develop sewing skills gradually by working through a range of simple textile projects developed by the tutor to build skills sequentially.

Starting with a hand sewn item, moving on to using the sewing machine, knowledge and practical ability will progress incrementally, building learning week by week.

Confidence and practical ability will develop as techniques and processes are learnt.

  • Learn how to use the controls and functions of the sewing machine
  • Gain knowledge of grainlines, cutting skills, simple paper patterns and basic pattern markings
  • Develop knowledge of basic techniques and processes integral to sewing such as seam allowance, reducing bulk and inserting into a seam.

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

You will need to bring 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 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?

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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