This comprehensive sewing course will give you a thorough understanding of sewing and garment construction methods, used in the industry today.  Through a combination of discussions, practical group exercises and one-to-one consultations, you will explore different construction methods, working with different types of fabric and the laying and cutting of commercial multi-sized patterns.

You will make 13 complete garments, and through this you will learn a range of sewing techniques and application.  You will also learn about different methods of inserting components such as invisible and lapped zips, different types of collars, cuffs and pockets, working with woven and stretch fabrics such as jersey, and finishing garments professionally.

The course includes:

*Looking at different needles and threads suitable for fabric types
* Looking at different types of Standard stitches using flat-bed and overlocking machines
* Looking at different types of standard hand stitching techniques and where suitable they can be use
* Seaming technique for curved and pointed edges.
* Different ways of adding volumes to garment :  Gathers, pleats, flare, flounce and insertions.
* Simple buttonhole.
* Bias Binding & piping.
* Collars and Cuffs.
* Pocket types.
* Facings and interlinings.
* Trimming work & pressing.
* Cutting and assembling a classic lined dress with sleeve, blouse, shirt with yoke and Jacket. 
* Trousers with fly opening and Jumpsuit.
* Fully lined Skirt with vents, splits and pleat. 
* Boning, padding and cup application.
* Cutting & assembling stretch fabric.

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Dates: (Saturdays, delivered in three parts)
Part 1: (10 weeks)
Part 2: (10 weeks)
Part 3: (10 weeks)