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Sew Like A Pro – Intermediate

  • LEVEL 1

Course Overview

A more thorough look into dressmaking, starting with selecting your own pattern, something suitable to your existing skill level, or you can challenge yourself by exploring a more complex design with the support and guidance from the tutor. Over the duration of the course, you will progress through basic pattern cutting and toiling (mock up making) which will culminate in the making of your final garment. *To get the most out of the course some of the work will need to be completed in your own time.

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Tue, 12 Nov 2024

Entry Requirements

This course is for learners that have completed the beginners’ level or who have some experience in dressmaking having made a couple of simple pieces ...

Course information

The course includes:
– Taking a series of measurements, adapting a pattern of your choice to match your measurements.
– Tweaking the fit of your pattern, moving darts, seams etc.
– Intro to pattern cutting/adaption (changing up the design of your pattern).
– Making a mock up/toile to check fit and develop your design further.
– Mini workshops on staple sewing tasks e.g. well sewn darts, different seam finishes, specific fabric finishings, adding a lining and the importance of pressing etc.
– Selecting appropriate fabrics for the final garment with tutor guidance when working with the fabric/s of your choice.
– Implementing professional sewing & finishing processes for the final outcome.

20 hours, one evening a week for 8 weeks.


This course has no exam but will be assessed by outcome achieved by each learner. The teacher will want you to have learnt new skills.

Level 1 NONE Non regulated SFA formula funded provision, Level 1, Crafts, Creative Arts and Design, 13 to 20 hrs, PW C

The course will help you to increase your skills in making clothes that look professional.

Level 1