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Fashion and Textiles

We offer a broad range of fashion courses aimed at helping you learn and develop skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

You do not need to own a sewing machine or have any previous experience as we have courses from beginner levels through to advanced levels.

You can learn how to use a sewing machine, how to knit, cut a pattern for a garment or make a softly tailored garment. You will be taught to use a range of excellent resources by our friendly and highly skilled fashion team.

A taste of some of the courses on offer:

  • Introduction to Sewing using a Sewing Machine - Beginners
  • Basic Clothes Making - Beginners
  • Get Started in Sewing - Beginners
  • Sewing and Garment Pattern Cutting - Beginners
  • Get Started in Fashion and Soft Tailoring - Beginners
  • Hand Knitting - All Levels
  • Christmas Crafts - All Levels

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For learners with some existing knowledge and skills there are courses for you too. Progress by joining one of our more all levels* or advanced courses:

  • Sewing - All Levels
  • Sewing Techniques Intermediate
  • Improve your Clothes Making Skills - Intermediate
  • Sewing and Garment Pattern Cutting - All Levels
  • CAD Pattern Cutting stage 1 - Beginners
  • Fashion Workshop - Advanced

*All Levels courses are a mix of learners of all levels including beginners and advanced learners. Advanced learners may be working on individual projects, developing more advanced skills and techniques. Whatever your level you will be taught by skilled fashion practitioners and supported by a range of excellent resources.

For a more in-depth look at our courses see our fashion and textiles course page.

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Our Courses

A more in-depth look at the range of courses we offer in fashion and textiles

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Fashion and Textiles learn online resources

You can have access to many fashion and textile resources with Idea Store. We have magazines, books, eBooks and more to take your learning outside the class room.