Sewing Intermediate – Patchwork/Create a Memory Item (blended)

Sewing Intermediate – Patchwork/Create a Memory Item (blended)

Duration: 11 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Wednesday, 9.45-11.45am
Course fees: £75 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course Aims

To develop knowledge and understanding of sewing techniques and processes.

You will gain a knowledge of:

  • how to use sewing equipment and machinery correctly
  • fabrics and haberdashery;
  • grainlines;
  • decorative techniques;
  • methods of marking and measuring fabric;
  • creating simple patchwork fabric;
  • sequential construction methods used when creating a sewn memory item.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for learners with prior knowledge and practical experience of the subject who wish to further develop their skills and understanding. It is appropriate for learners with some knowledge of sewing techniques and processes and an ability to competently use the sewing machine to create sewn items.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course Content

This blended course comprising of classroom based workshop-style learning with some online content will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills.

You will learn practical sewing skills and techniques whilst working on a self-chosen sewing project of your own design. The tutor will discuss your ideas with you at induction.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstrations of the methods and processes implemented in the projects you will create, including both hand and machine sewing techniques.

Some of the areas covered:

  • Hand sewing techniques
  • Sewing machine skills
  • Simple patchwork techniques
  • Simple quilting techniques
  • Applique techniques
  • Construction processes

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 advance to a higher level accredited course such as Entry Level 3 Sewing Skills.

Further progression may be Level 1 through to Level 3 Fashion/Textile courses, and eventually a diploma or degree course in Fashion/Textiles.

We also offer a range of courses in the practical arts which can assist you in discovering something for yourself that can develop your own skills and interests.

In terms of employment you may use your skills in jobs such as:

Repairing clothing

  • Replacing buttons
  • Mending tears

Garment alteration

  • Altering hem length
  • Shortening sleeves
  • Altering the size


  • Working for a large/small concern
  • Making textile items to sell online or at craft fairs/pop up shops
  • Upcycling garments/textile items for resale

Working in the voluntary sector

  • Repairing and altering garments/textile items for resale
  • Upcycling garments for resale

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.

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