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Bromley Adult Education College



Visual of the course


Learn or improve your skills in how to measure yourself accurately, how to read, understand and make simple alterations to a commercial pattern including how to lay out, cut out and mark correctly. You will also learn how to complete simple alterations and a variety of seams, darts and gathers, how to put in a sleeve and various sewing techniques e.g. seams and seam finishes, hems and zip insertion. The cost of materials and equipment used is not included in the cost of the course. Please read the full description in ''More details'' below before completing your enrolment.  

More information
Do you want to learn or improve your skills in creating clothes, how to measure , how to read, understand and make simple alterations to a commercial pattern? Do you want to know how to layout, cut out and mark correctly, how to complete simple alterations? This is the course for you. Individual outcomes will be agreed between students and tutor at the beginning of the course and reviewed regularly. You will have the opportunity to identify your own areas for improvements.

Can I join late?
Yes, with the agreement of the tutor.

Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone who has an interest in clothesmaking including beginners and those with more experience.

Do I need prior knowledge or experience?
This course is suitable for all levels. Beginners will be helped to acquire the basics of the crafts, while individual guidance will be available to those who are consolidating their skills.

How will I learn?
Formal teaching of practical skills. Demonstrations. One to one sessions on projects, lots of practical hands on work on your own project under the guidance of the tutor.

How will my progress be assessed?
You will be assessed informally by your tutor, as part of normal classroom activities. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor.

Is there an external qualification?
No, this is an non-accredited course.

What can I do next?
You can continue with our clothesmaking courses to develop your skills further or other courses in fashion or pattern cutting. The tutor will advise at the end of the course.

What do I need to bring?
Please bring basic sewing equipment: tape measure, pins, needles, scissors and threads. Pen and paper. If you require glasses for close work, please bring them to each session. Any other equipment - Tutor will advise.

Are there any extra costs?
The cost of materials and equipment used is not included in the cost of the course. You will be expected to provide your own fabric, patterns and haberdashery for each garment made. The tutor will advise. Sewing machines are available on site but you may choose to bring your own. If you work on your own equipment, it will need to be PAT tested by BAEC staff at the first session. It is not possible to store students' equipment at the College.

Is there work between sessions?
In order to fully benefit from this course it is advisable to practice the skills learnt between sessions.

For further information, please contact:
Kentwood Centre on 0208 659 7976 or Curriculum Development Manager Philip Bedford

Course Summary

Code: K04188  

Starting: Monday 09 September 2024 

Location: Kentwood Centre  

Tutor: Nicholine Bailey  

Duration: 12 sessions over 12 week(s)

Time: 10:00 

Cost: £235 (concessions £189)  

By continuing you confirm that you are over 19 and have agreed to the the terms and conditions




Time and duration

Start Date: 09 September 2024
Start Time: 10:00
Day: Monday Morning
End Time: 13:00
Total Weeks: 12


Kentwood Centre  
Kingsdale Road  
SE20 7PR  

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