When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor TBC FAC HPL - Grade H
  • Course Code C23FACC03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This 8 week course will allow you to master the art of tailoring as you learn essential techniques to modify and customise clothing for a perfect fit. Explore the intricacies of hemming, fitting, and adjusting garments to elevate your sewing skills

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Acquire proficiency in various sewing techniques for altering clothing.
  • Understand principles of garment construction and anatomy for precise alterations.
  • Develop skills in hemming trousers, skirts, and dresses for professional finishes.
  • Learn fitting techniques to adjust clothing to individual body shapes and sizes.
  • Explore methods for altering sleeves, waistlines, and other garment areas for optimal fit.
  • Gain confidence in tackling common alteration challenges and troubleshooting sewing issues.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Each week focuses on specific techniques and garment types. Activities include live demonstrations, guided practice sessions, and individual projects. Students receive personalised feedback and participate in group discussions.

    Entry requirements

    All levels are welcome

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Activities in class can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. Please let the tutor know if this would be difficult for you. Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Chelsea Hortensia building and there is lift access to the first floor. Please note eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water.

    What you need

    A sewing kit: fabric scissors, trimming scissors, tape measure, Dressmaking, tailor’s chalk, needle and threads. Stationery: Notebook and A4 folder. You must provide your own fabrics, haberdashery, threads, etc. for use on your projects, the purchase of these will be discussed during the first lesson.

    What you can do next

    Continue your journey with us in a variety of engaging courses on offer all the way up to a full BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk today for more inspiration and information!