Sewing - Garment Making - Pattern Cutting

Surrey Adult Learning
Course summary
Professional Training
197 GBP

Course description

Sewing - Garment Making - Pattern Cutting


The aim of this course is to help you develop the skills to make your own patterns for clothing, and ultimately new clothes that not only fit but that are comfortable

What will we cover?

This is a chance to create unique, comfortable clothes that you feel good wearing – with that extra special finish in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Please note if you have some pattern cutting experience, you may wish to draft your own block and learn to manipulate it. Please email the Customer Services Team at adultlearning@surreycc.gov.uk prior to the first session with details of your desired project. This information will be passed to the tutor who may contact you if necessary.

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

This course is for anyone who has a knowledge of garment making who is keen to develop and improve their garment making skills. Step-by-step instructions will be given during the course on set tasks. Also this course would be beneficial for students who may be studying a Degree in Fashion or Creative Arts and wish to increase their knowledge and skill levels.

As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

Please bring a pencil, pen and notepad, eraser, paper scissors and a tape measure. You will need to supply your own equipment and materials, such as fabric, paper, trimmings etc. and this will be discussed at the first lesson; you will also need a basic sewing kit as follows:

Glue stick
Masking tape/ Sellotape
PatternMaster*/ Ruler
Tailors Chalk
Tape measure
Quick unpick/ Seam ripper
Dress making shears
Small pointed scissors
2 metre of Calico cloth
A commercial pattern of your choice in your size, or a garment you wish to copy

Sewing machines are provided at the centre. Your tutor will advise you about quantities, types of trimmings and *suppliers during the course. Pattern cutting card and paper can be supplied at additional cost.

If you have any queries, please email adultlearning@surreycc.gov.uk

What can I do when I finish the course?

To give an insight in the fashion trade with the possibility of further education at other colleges or universities. Also to learn basic pattern cutting and adaption techniques that may be an incentive to progress onto an advance level of pattern cutting and garment making courses.

Additional information

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.

Suitability - Who should attend?

No qualification awarded

Outcome / Qualification etc.

No qualification awarded.


Over 64's Fee: £175.00; Benefit Claimaint Fee: £122.00

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