september, 2024

2024sat14sep10:00 am4:00 pmSewing Techniques (SEPTEMBER DAY SCHOOL)£57 - If you are a beginner wanting to start / improve your dressmaking skills then this day school is perfect for you.Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 day

A picture of a sewing machine, an iron, red fabric and a tape measure on a table


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 day


Course details

Brief Description:

Brush up on you dressmaking/sewing techniques with the one day course, which will cover a variety of different skills. The day will cover different seam finishes, button holes, shirring, gathers, rolled hems, under stitching and top stitching and more. You’ll have a chance to create samples of each of these techniques.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Great for beginners as well as those wanting to improve their dressmaking.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have improved your dressmaking knowledge and be able to carry out these techniques in the professional way.

Extra costs on the course for materials / For the first session you will need to bring:

No extra costs.

For the first session you will need to bring:

You’ll need to bring non-stretch, scrap fabrics for samples, your usual sewing equipment and something to make notes on. You can either bring your own sewing machine to work on, or use a machine provided by the college.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Book onto other creative courses. Gain further knowledge and experience of sewing by joining dressmaking or quilting classes.

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays, you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more


£57 – Please call the office on 01223 712340 to pay with your card.


Linda CouchLinda Couch works as a theatrical and re-enactment costume maker and bridal seamstress for over twenty years. Additionally, she has her own successful costume label Milly Maybe. She also teaches dressmaking and creative sewing workshops for all levels for both adults and children.

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