Here We Sew Again (classroom-based)

Here We Sew Again (classroom-based)

Duration: 11 weeks
Start Date: Wednesday 19 January 2022 (inductions: week commencing Monday 10 January 2022)
Day and time: Wednesday, 9.30-11.30am
Course fees: £55 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the construction of sewn textile items.

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements, no prior experience or knowledge is required.

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 where you will develop knowledge, understanding and practical sewing skills working on a textile piece including hand sewn items, a craft/sewing apron and festive items.

During the 11 weeks you will:

  • develop understanding of the controls and functions of the sewing machine
  • develop understanding of fundamental techniques to improve the accuracy and neatness of your work
  • develop knowledge of a range of techniques and processes integral to sewing such as buttonholes, elasticating and hems.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstrations and explanations of techniques and processes.

Some of the areas covered will include:

  • safety in the sewing room
  • using the controls and functions on a sewing machine
  • understanding and using seam allowance, grainlines, pattern markings and neatening methods
  • construction techniques

Sewing machines and equipment are available for you to use in our centre while attending this course.

If you wish to bring your own sewing machinery it must hold a current PAT test certificate (or we can arrange for the testing of your machine – if needed). The tutor will talk to see about this at the beginning of your course.

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?

After this course you may wish to eventually advance to an accredited course such as Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Fashion/Textile courses. Further progression may be to Level 2 and 3 courses, and on to a degree course in Fashion/Textiles.

We also offer a range of courses which can assist you in discovering something for yourself that can develop 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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