New to Sewing – Beginners 1

New to Sewing – Beginners 1

Duration: 6 weeks
Start Date: Coming Soon! - Enquire now as spaces will be limited
Day and time: Monday, 9.30am-12noon OR Tuesday, 6-8.30pm
Course fee: £66 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

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

An enjoyment of sewing, imagination, and a desire to have fun.

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 course.

During this course, you will develop sewing skills gradually by working through a range of simple textile projects developed by your tutor to sequentially build skills.

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

Your confidence and practical ability will develop as techniques and processes are learned.

You will learn how to use the controls and functions of the sewing machine, and gain knowledge of grainlines, cutting skills, simple paper patterns and basic pattern markings.  You will also 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 and haberdashery with you

The tutor will talk with you, and answer any questions you may have, at the induction session.

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.

Course Aims

You could progress on to further crafting, sewing and pottery/ceramics courses.

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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