Learn to Sew (Beginners)

BOCK Consultancy
Course summary
1 hour
120 GBP
Next available date: Contact for dates - London
Open / Scheduled

Course description

Learn to Sew (Beginners):


This course will teach you all the basic principles you need to know to begin sewing and dress making.
This course covers the following topics:

• Machine parts, tools and functions
• Various machine stitch settings including: straight stitch, zig zag stitch, back stitch, decorative stitches
• Various needles and threads including: jersey needles, leather needles, polyester and cotton threads
• Bobbin winding
• Threading the machine
• Adjusting stitch tension
• Basic stitches: Open Seam, Closes Seam, Top Stitching, Curves and Corners
• How to finish raw edges with sewing machine and over locker

Tuition is delivered in small groups and our expert tutors are able to support you with your individual learning requirements.


This course is aimed at absolute beginners who may or may not have previously used a sewing machine and would like to develop the confidence to start sewing / dressmaking.

Tutor Description

Chika Iwenofu is an award winning Fashion & Textile Designer who graduated from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, where she received her BA (Hons) in Textile Design. Previously a designer at a prestigious weaving mill in the UK, Chika has produced fabric collections catering to the luxury fashion and interior markets, and has developed a wealth of knowledge on computer aided design (CAD) and the fashion and textile industry.


Courses take place in our Fashion and Textiles Studio equipped with exceptional design facilities.

GLOWS Building

1a Greenleaf Close

Tulse Hill,



What you will need to bring:

All materials and equipment are provided

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Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate of Attendance

About provider

BOCK Consultancy

BOCK Consultancy

We are a London based training provider specialised in delivering high quality employability and work-based learning programmes. Our clients include voluntary organisations, government agencies and individuals. Staff and associates of BOCK Training have years of experience of delivering SFA, LDA, ESF, JCP and Charitable Trust funded programmes. Over the...

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BOCK Consultancy

Unit 42 Eurolink, 49 Effra Road, Brixton
SW2 1BZ London

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