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Start Date:

Wednesday 24th April 2019


10 am - 1.00pm


38 weeks




The Fashion Loop Studio, Bedford

(Castle Road area – details upon registration


Adult Fashion Sewing Course (Womenswear)


This 1-year course is designed for students who would like to focus on the sewing aspect of garment making. This will not include pattern cutting and block making.

Students will be taught how to use commercial patterns, adapt them to their body dimensions and create a well-fitting garment.


Students will begin with simpler projects and, as their skills develop, progress to increasingly advanced designs. Each garment will contain many technical aspects that apply to many other types of garments. 


The Fashion Loop will supply the commercial patterns, as they can vary in quality, and students will learn some basic pattern drafting skills to adapt the commercial pattern.

This will be taught as simplistically as possible!


This course is suited to students who have some basic experience of sewing. Students with no experience of sewing can attend our Foundation Sewing Course to pick up the basics.


During the course, students can expect to:

  • learn how to read & use commercial patterns
  • learn how to adapt commercial patterns to fit your body
  • learn many garment making techniques & skills
  • create toiles and manufacture garment in own fabrics
  • develop confidence, independence to develop own projects
  • create garments that fit well and flatter the body


This course will require students to undertake some study and practice at home.


Some of the garments that students can expect to create throughout the year:

  • a denim skirt
  • a top
  • a dress
  • a shirt


What is included in the price:

- use of sewing machines & relevant production equipment

- 2 metres of calico

- use of a garment pattern available in UK sizes 8-18

- refreshments

- Fashion Loop folder


We encourage you to bring your own fully-serviced sewing machine. If you do not have a sewing machine, we will provide it.

Students will be required to purchase the materials for their garment (fabric, linings, zips/fastenings, and interlinings).

Students will be informed prior to or during the course what type and quantity of fabric is required for each garment. 


Fashion Sewing Course - Learn to sew garments

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