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Fashion Design and Sewing Machine

Fashion, Art and Design

Course ID: 174365

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • A fantastic starting point for those interested in Garment Construction.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Outstanding and friendly support from course instructors.
  • Inclusive and respectful learning environment.
  • 5 week course.

What to expect from the course

Unleash your creativity and enthusiasm for fashion in our exciting Fashion Design and Sewing Machine Evening Course. From late January to early May, this comprehensive course is designed to take you on a journey through fashion design techniques, pattern cutting processes, sewing machine skills, and garment construction. With a focus on health and safety awareness, you'll have the opportunity to design and create a custom-fitted piece of clothing, tailored to a specific body shape and size.

Course Details:

Duration: 22nd January 2024 - 4th May 2024 (The course schedule excludes half terms and holidays).

Timing: Weekly sessions Wednesdays (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Location: The City of Liverpool College, The Arts Centre, Myrtle Street, L7 7JA

Course Curriculum:

The 'Fashion Design and Sewing Machine Course' brings the art of fashion design and garment construction to life. You'll immerse yourself in the following topics:

- Introduction to Fashion Design Techniques and Processes
- Mastering Pattern Cutting for Garments
- Essential Sewing Machine Skills and Techniques
- Constructing Garments with Precision
- Achieving Garment Finishes
- Health and Safety Awareness in the Fashion Studio
- Understanding Fabrics and Textiles
- Designing and Creating Custom-Fitted Garments

Hands-on Learning:

Throughout the course, you'll participate in hands-on projects that combine fashion design theory with practical sewing machine skills. Guided by our expert tutors, you'll create unique garments, honing your proficiency in garment construction and finishing. A highlight of this course is the opportunity to design and construct a bespoke piece of clothing, customized to perfectly fit a specific body shape and size. This personalised project allows you to unleash your creativity and bring your unique fashion vision to life. The course includes essential health and safety awareness training, ensuring you can confidently work in a fashion studio environment.


Course Fees and Material Costs:

Course fees are outlined below. There will be some basic material costs associated with the course. The specific details of the material costs will be outlined during the enrolment process.


Unlock your potential in the world of fashion design and sewing. Enrolment for the 'Fashion Design and Sewing Machine Course' is now open, and spaces are limited, so early registration is recommended.

At The City of Liverpool College, we value the learning experience of each student. While we strive to deliver all our courses as planned, courses with specific low enrolment numbers might not be viable to run. In such cases, there is a possibility that the start date could be delayed or, in rare instances, the course may be cancelled.

Contact Us:

For any enquiries or to enrol in the course, please reach out to our admissions team.

Why study with us?

All our short courses take place in dedicated fully equipped industrial workshops and are taught by specialist staff. This enables the participants to produce garments to a high technical level and professional finish.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

An interest in sewing and garment construction.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £33,958.60 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 140.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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