Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for those that have mastered the basics of using a sewing machine and have attempted to make clothing both with and without a commercial pattern.  The ability to sew a straight line using a domestic sewing machine is a must.

What does the course involve?

Over the six weeks of the course you will make your own beautiful Victorian steel-boned corset using a commercially available set of components which we will supply and your own choice of top fabric.  Each week there will be step by step instructions to ensure that you start straight and which enable you to complete a corset at the end of week six which fits you perfectly and is finished to a high standard.

What makes this course special?

This course will enable you to tackle a technical sewing task by breaking it down section by section and providing instruction, support and encouragement to ensure you complete the project to a high standard.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the course but you will be expected to sew using a domestic sewing machine to a reasonable standard (sew in a straight line) and have used one in the past to make an item of clothing.

How long is the course?

The course is 6 weeks long.  You will need to book yourself a place to ensure we have enough time to order the corsetry components in readiness for the start of the course.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

The course cost includes all the components required to make the corset with the exception of the top fabric which the learners will need to provide themselves. A one-metre length of cotton fabric is ideal. Avoid velvet and other stretch fabrics.   

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