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Dressmaking & Sewing for Absolute Beginners


This one day sewing workshop is aimed at absolute beginners -; if you’;ve never used a sewing machine, or have lost all your confidence, then this is the one for you! You will learn how to thread up a machine, wind a bobbin, use different stitches to make a cushion cover/tote bag and (time dependent) a drawstring bag and/or a zip purse.

The course will take you through the basics of machine sewing including how to thread up, wind a bobbin, change stitches/length, cutting out simple shapes, pin and sew accurate seam allowance, hems, darts, zip insertion (time allowing).

Sewing machines and overlockers are available to use at the college, although you may find it useful to have your own sewing machine to practice sewing techniques at home.

Tutor Jo Bunner. This workshop will run on a Saturday 1000-1600


Any adult is eligible to join this course

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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