Sewing - Love your sewing machine

Course code: ICAR302P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


24th Apr 2021 - 24th Apr 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

A one-day course giving you an introduction into sewing. You will be taught the basics of sewing in order to sew independently. Sewing machines are provided although you may prefer to bring your own.

This course covers the basics of sewing and using a sewing machine. It’s ideal for beginners. You will be taught how to change needles and presser feet, adjust tension, sew different stitches and more. You will have the opportunity to make something (for example a tote bag, bunting, cushion cover) if you wish.

You will need to bring your own basic sewing kit and fabric as suggested below:
(1) Fabric: Half a metre to a metre of cheap fabric (ideally cotton) is recommended, to experiment with, and to make a small item like a tote bag.
(2) Basic threads: Just one spool of thread is essential (as well as a bobbin if you are bringing your own machine). Multiple colours are desirable if you would like to match your thread to your fabric(s). Any brand, although Gutermann is recommended.
(3) Sewing tools: Fabric scissors are essential. Different sewing machine feet and/or needles are desirable if you'd like to learn about these.
(4) Pattern: A pattern, template or printed tutorial is helpful if you'd like to make a basic bag, cushion cover or bunting, however this is not necessary as we can make do without. We won't have time to do much more elaborate creations.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Sewing - dressmaking for beginners
Sewing - dressmaking - mixed ability
Sewing - Block pattern making - bodice
There are no entry requirements for this course. All welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Sewing machines and an iron are provided. You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine. You will also need to bring your own sewing kit and fabric.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £42.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
As this course is not accredited, informal methods of assessment will be used. Examples include;
self-assessment; observation or question and answer. You will be required to complete some assessment paperwork.