Fashion & Tailoring

Introductory Extended Certificate in Sew Fantastic

34 Weeks , Day time , East Ham Campus
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Is the Course for me?

If you love clothes and fashion, and want to develop your sewing and garment making skills - then this is the course is for you. This is a practical course which will develop your knowledge and technical garment making skills. You will learn how to make simple garments such as a dress, a skirt, or a pair of trousers - the choice is yours. A full year course, the Sew Fantastic day time course will enable you to produce garments to enhance your wardrobe and home dressmaking skills.

What is involved?

You will learn about the technical and practical skills that are needed to make garments, including basic patterns, pattern adaptation, hand and machine sewing skills, pockets and other details, zips and fastenings, characteristics of different fabrics, standard and personal body measurements, making up and finishing techniques.

The course is based at Newham College's East Ham Campus (ten minutes walk from East Ham tube) in our modern and well-equipped garment production and pattern cutting workshops.

By the end of the course you will have a folder of sewing samples and garment making techniques, and you will also have produced fully-finished garments for your wardrobe.


To develop your skills and knowledge of fashion and garment production you should continue to study the Sew Fantastic course at Level 2

Alternatively you could join one of our day time fashion courses, such as 'Making It In Fashion' or 'Skills for the Fashion Industries', or you could join our Bespoke Tailoring day course to learn the skills needed for employment in garment production.

Our day courses are timetabled for 2.5 days a week, as this enables people to work part-time whilst studying.

You will receive personal advice and guidance about progression during the 'Sew Fantastic' course.

Course Requirements

You need to be interested in learning about sewing and making clothes!

There's a great atmosphere on the course, and you need to be able to attend the course two days a week, every week.

You do not need any qualifications to join the course, but you will need to supply some of your own fabrics and trimmings.

We welcome visitors so if you'd like to visit us to find out more please contact us to make an appointment.

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