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Sewing Machine Skills (Short Course)

Fashion, Art and Design

Course ID: 163774

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Perfect for beginners, this course will teach you the basics of sewing.
  • Short term course.
  • No previous experience necessary.
  • Can lead to higher programmes here at the College, such as Level 2 & 3 Diplomas.
  • Study with our fantasic facilities and recieve outstanding student support.

What to expect from the course

The course is designed to provide beginners with the skills and knowledge to use a basic sewing machine and to learn how to use basic stitch to create a simple textile item. This course will teach you how the sewing machine is used to make basic construction processes, including seam, darts, zips and other fastenings together with decorative skills such as applique, patchwork and simple machine embroidery.

The course gives students the opportunity to:

1. Acquire basic construction skills
2. Apply skills to the production of a simple item
3. Experiment with a number of creative textile techniques
4. Produce a number of creative samples and ideas for further development



Why study with us?

This course provides an opportunity to study during the evening and share experiences with like minded students who are all master the art of the use of the sewing machine. You will be taught by dedicated professional staff within specialist machine workshops.

Student Benefits

A baker decorating pastries.
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
A chef preparing a dish.
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.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
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.

Career pathways

Further non-accredited programmes to include Pattern Cutting, Garment Construction or Couture Sewing Skills
UAL Level 2 Diploma in Fashion & textiles
UAL Level 3 Production Arts Costume
UAL Level 3 Applied General Fashion

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

No sewing machine skills just enthusiasm!

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.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for21/22 is 140.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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