Sewing – Mixed Ability

Sewing – Mixed Ability

Duration: 5 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Course fees: £45
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.

Thank you

The Community Learning Team


Are you an experienced sewist wishing to develop your skills further, or have you watched The Great British Sewing Bee and fancy having a go at making?

If you have a project already on the go or wish to start a new one and would like advice and support from an experienced tutor, come along on a Monday and spend some quality ‘me-time’ having creative fun with fellow sewists.  A great way to kick off the week.


Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for both beginners and those with prior knowledge and practical experience of the subject who wish to further develop their skills and understanding.

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

You will work on self-chosen sewing project(s) suitable for your level of skill and ability.

A chosen project may be a simple item such as a tote bag, or a more demanding enterprise such as a garment, patchwork or pattern drafting.

The tutor will discuss ideas with you.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstrations requested by learners linked to individual projects. This may include some of the following:

  • Hand sewing skills
  • Sewing machine skills
  • Over locker machine skills
  • Sewing techniques such as inserting zips, buttonholes,
  • Construction processes, techniques and methods

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

You must provide your own pattern, fabric, threads, haberdashery and notions.

You may bring your own sewing machine to class. Machines must hold a current PAT test certificate that the tutor will need to see on the first day of the course.

We have machines and some basic equipment available for you to use at the centre.

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 an accredited course such as Entry 3 Garment Making, Level 1 Fashion/Textile course. Further progression may be a Level 2 and 3 course, and on to a degree course in Fashion/Textiles

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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