Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is for those keen to begin to make use of their existing domestic sewing machine or keen to become a first time owner of one.  The course is designed for those with little or no experience of using a domestic sewing machine.

What does the course involve?

The sessions will start with the basic components of the sewing machine, the various parts and their role and how to set up the machine to be ready to sew.

The first three weeks will concentrate on basic skills acquisition using practice materials – sewing straight lines, joining two fabrics together, creating hems, sewing around corners etc in readiness for the last three weeks where you will work on your own projects.

What makes this course special?

This subsidised basic sewing course provides the perfect introduction to making better use of your domestic sewing machine to help you make items for your home and clothes for yourself and your family. You will receive expert tuition and support to help you progress quickly.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements excepting an enthusiasm to explore the full potential of your domestic sewing machine.

How long is the course?

The course is 6 weeks long

What are the College attendance requirements?

Each session is 2.5 hours long

Are there any additional costs for the course?

The course cost includes all the practice fabric you will need to develop and perfect new skills before embarking on a project of your own.  Learners will need to provide enough fabric and finishings (poppers, buttons, zips, piping etc) to complete one or more projects of your choosing from week three onwards.  You will be given advice on the suitability of projects to undertake and the materials required to finish your projects to a high standard.

What are the progression options?

There are an exciting range of subsidised sewing short courses offered in both Bridgwater and Taunton Campuses over the year.

Further Information