Sewing Skills (classroom-based)

Sewing Skills (classroom-based)

Duration: 11 or 12 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Monday, 4-6pm
Start Date: Wednesday 27 April 2022
Day and time: Wednesday, 6.30-8.30pm
Course fees: Monday: £90 (11 weeks) OR Wednesday: £95 (12 weeks)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

This learner centred course is for sewists of all abilities and aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to create textile items of your choice using a range of sewing tools, equipment and machinery.

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 with supporting online content.

Learners work on self-chosen sewing project(s) suitable for your level of skill and ability which develops practical sewing skills to meet your needs and requirements.

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.

As a beginner you may wish to follow a sequential learning journey designed by the tutor to develop and consolidate basic sewing skills. Each week you will complete an activity/simple project, which will gradually progress your learning by building upon and extending fundamental principles of sewing.

When you feel confident in your basic skills you may embark on a sewing project of your choice.  The tutor will discuss this with you.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstrations linked to individual projects worked on by learners which may include some of the following:

  • hand sewing skills
  • basic sewing machine skills
  • basic over locker machine skills to neaten seams
  • sewing techniques such as inserting zips, buttonholes, piping seams
  • construction processes, techniques and methods requested by learners

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

You may bring your own sewing machine to class. Machines must be PAT tested.

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 it can lead?

After this course you may wish to advance to a higher level course, then on to an accredited course such as Entry Level 3 Garment Making, eventually to a Level 1 Fashion/Textile course. Further progression may be towards Level 2 and 3 courses, and perhaps 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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