A variety of textiles and sewing workshops

In fact, you might say we've got sew many! Ranging from sewing techniques, bag making and crochet, to knitting and dress making. 

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Whatever your craft, we’re almost certain to have a course or class for you. With a wide range of options to select from, you'll have the opportunity to progress from beginner level right through to intermediate and advanced. This gives you the flexibility to get started on your own journey, progress at your own pace and take your textile projects to the next level. 

What type of textiles and sewing courses are available?

Our entry level courses guide you through the basics of how to use a sewing machine, covering different sewing skills and techniques as well as sewing patterns. The same can be said for our knitting courses too, with different levels to suit beginners and improvers alike! You can join classes that match your experience level, ensuring that no time is wasted when it comes to deepening your knowledge and honing your skills. 

You'll meet fellow individuals who have the same interests and passions as you too, building a network and new friendships. Learning with us helps develop your skills and your social network at the same time, giving you access to a community that in many cases stays with our learners for life. 

What support is available throughout the course?

As always, your learning will be guided by our expert tutors, many of whom have years of experience. Whether you choose to learn online or face to face, they will help you develop your skills and guide you on how to make a business out of your passion, highlighting the next steps that you need to take. They’ll be on-hands throughout the course and support you every step of the way.  

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Craft: An introduction to Sewing for Beginners

This beginner-friendly sewing course is designed to introduce participants to the fundamental techniques of sewing through two practical projects: a pin cushion and a tote bag. Over a series of sessions, participants will learn essential sewing skills, becoming familiar with sewing techniques and complete their own handmade items. This course emphasizes hands-on learning, creativity, and building confidence in sewing.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/07/2024 -
Thu 15/08/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:15am
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Longley 4 Greens Centre (Sheffield)
41 Southey Avenue
Sheffield
S5 7NN
Tutor:
Olusola McKenzie
Course code:
Q00018192
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Sewing into Business - Rochdale

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 03/09/2024 -
Fri 11/10/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
Rochdale
OL16 5NA
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00016048
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply-Measure Up Sewing

Welcome to our 6-hour Measure Up- Introduction to Sewing Course! This short course is designed for sewing enthusiasts of all levels who want to improve their numerical skills specifically for the art of sewing. Over the course, students will dive in-to fundamental numerical concepts essential for accurate and efficient sewing pro-jects. Whether you are a beginner or experienced at sewing, this introduciont to sewing Course promises to empower you with all the knowledge to raise your sewing projects to new levels, join us and unravel the world of numbers in sewing like never before! This course is only for those living in Southampton.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 09/09/2024 -
Thu 12/09/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Tracey Sweetman
Course code:
Q00017107
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Sewing into Business - Bury

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business Course. Dive into the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques and garment construction. From threading the needle to embellishing, you'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. In parallel, embark on a beginner business journey, learning the basics of entrepreneurship for a sewing venture. Explore market trends, pricing strategies, and customer engagement to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 09/09/2024 -
Mon 02/12/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
ADAB - The Mosses (Bury)
Cecil Street
Bury
BL9 0SB
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00016055
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

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Textiles and Fashion: Upcycling

Come and join a new course aimed at beginner sewers. No previous experience of the sewing machine is necessary. We will start with getting used to the machine and making a simple pin cushion. This will also make us think about what fabric we can recycle and use up all the little scraps of fabric you may have from previous projects. Using recycled materials not only helps in reducing waste but also sparks creativity by encouraging you to think outside the box.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 10/09/2024 -
Tue 26/11/2024
Times:
11:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rebecca Spear
Course code:
Q00016241
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £81.40

Textiles & Fashion: Advanced Sustainable Sewing - Visible Mending

Come and join a new course aimed at the more advanced machine sewn bag maker. Previous experience of the sewing machine is necessary, but we will refresh on tips and practise existing sewing machine skills. You will have the choice of a range of bag patterns that will focus on specific bag making skills and/or create your own patterns from the skills you will learn. This course will also delve into advanced techniques such as installing zippers and creating adjustable straps, enhancing the functionality and style of your h

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 12/09/2024 -
Thu 28/11/2024
Times:
11:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rebecca Spear
Course code:
Q00016247
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £81.40

Textiles and Fashion: Dressmaking for Beginners

Discover the wonderful world of the sewing with this follow on course from Multiply ‘Measure up Sewing’. This Beginners Dressmaking course will help you to develop your craft in textile and fashion and dressmaking. Whether you have studied sewing before or are completely new to it. You will find value in this sewing course. Develop your skills to Improve the sewing, measuring and adjustment skills needed to make and finish garments and improve your knowledge of fabrics. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your sewing journey today by registering for this course and discover where your sewing journey takes you! This is only for those living in Southampton.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Mon 07/10/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Tracey Sweetman
Course code:
Q00017052
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.20

Textiles and Fashion: Beginners Sewing

On this course, learn the sewing techniques needed to use a machine and pattern to make samples and a simple garment.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Mon 16/12/2024
Times:
9:00am - 11:45am
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Gayton House (London)
Chiltern Road
London
E3 4BX
Tutor:
Mona Nashed
Course code:
Q00010938
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £151.20

Textiles and Fashion: Intermediate Dressmaking

Are you ready to take the next step in your dressmaking? Progress your sewing skills with this intermediate dressmaking course. Throughhout the class, you will improve the sewing, measuring and adjustment skills you need to become a dressmaker. By the end of the course, you'll be able to make and finish garments, and improve your knowledge of fabrics.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Mon 16/12/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Gayton House (London)
Chiltern Road
London
E3 4BX
Tutor:
Mona Nashed
Course code:
Q00010940
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £151.20

Textiles and Fashion: Upcycling

Come and join us to discover the fun and rewarding world of creating your own clothes! On this 10-week course, we will explore some of the essential sewing techniques needed to create some unique and personal garments. Discover how to use a sewing machine confidently and develop some technical skills such as measuring, inserting zips, adding piping and making darts plus using embellishing techniques to give your projects a professional and beautiful finish. As well as developing sewing skills, we will explore ways of creating clothes sustainably and ethically to reduce our impact on the environment and save money.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Mon 02/12/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Hill View Community Centre (Nottingham)
Ransom Road
Nottingham
NG3 3LJ
Tutor:
Monazza Aziz
Course code:
Q00016229
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00