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Courses for 2024/25 are now LIVE and open for enrolment!

A 30% Early Bird Discount is available from 8:30am on Monday 1st July, till 7:00pm on Monday 30th September. (The discount has been automatically applied to the fees displayed on our website.) Browse and enrol online or call us on freephone 0800 988 0308 to speak to a member of the team today!

Sewing Courses

Our sewing courses include workshop options, where you are encouraged to bring your own projects to work on under the expert guidance of your tutor, or taught courses on subjects like patchwork and quilting, Asian fashion, machine skills and more.

Our Sewing Courses

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Asian Fashion - Salwar Kameez

This course is ideal for budding garment makers. You will make a classic Asian outfit, the salwar kameez, with either long or short sleeves, in a size that fits you. (Pattern size is UK6-16). You will be encouraged to make use of existing fabric reduce the impact on the environment. This is an ideal opportunity to re-use or repurpose fabrics to reduce waste and develop sustainability.

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Introduction to Sewing

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to sew. You will gain skills in hand stitching and using a sewing machine. You will learn various sewing techniques and work on small projects which gradually increase with your sewing ability and confidence.

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Sewing Project Workshop

This course aims to introduce learners to sewing or refresh their sewing skills. Learners will bring a project with them; it could be one they have already started or one they are starting from scratch. The tutor will support learners to complete their project. In addition, the tutor will offer smaller projects to make useful wearable items or gifts. This is an ideal opportunity to re-use or repurpose fabrics to reduce waste and develop sustainability.

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Reuse Fabric - Make a Pair of Trousers (All Genders)

This course will show you how to repurpose your old jeans to prevent them going to landfill. They could be used to create fabric baskets, plated placemats, gardening aprons, bags, coasters, cushion covers. You are only limited by your imagination.

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Reuse Fabric - Make a Shirt (All Genders)

This course is ideal for budding garment makers. You will be able to make a casual shirt or shacket with a choice of long or short sleeves, with or without pockets. You’ll be encouraged to make use of existing fabric such as bedlinen or curtaining to reduce the impact on the environment. During the workshop you will learn how to make the most of existing fabric you have at home to create a shirt that you can wear for many years to come.

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An Introduction to Hand Embroidery

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to create embroidered artwork using traditional embroidery techniques. You will gain skills in hand stitching and using a sewing machine. You will learn various embroidery techniques ranging from crewelwork, beading, goldwork, whitework and raised work which gradually increase with your embroidery skills and confidence.

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Wellbeing Saturdays - Start to Sew with Your Machine

This one-day course is aimed at anyone who like to learn the basics of using a sewing machine. The aim of this course is to help you understand how your sewing machine works, how to make the most of its functions, and make a simple cushion cover. By the end of the course, you will know how to use your machine with confidence.

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Wellbeing Saturday: An Introduction to Hand Embroidery

This one-day course is aimed at anyone interested in learning how to create beautiful pieces of hand embroidery. You will learn how to create a piece of original picture embroidery, learning techniques including framing up, applique, crewelwork embroidery stitches and beading techniques. Pieces will be available to take home on the day.

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Wellbeing Saturday: Christmas Decoration (Hand Embroidery)

This one-day workshop is aimed at anyone interested in learning how to create beautiful pieces of Christmas themed hand embroidery. You will learn how to create your own hand embroidered Christmas decoration. You will learn techniques such as applique, crewelwork embroidery stitches and beading techniques. Pieces will be available to take home on the day.

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Enderby Adult Learning Centre

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Loughborough Library

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Roundhill Adult Learning Centre

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