Dates Available

More information icon black

There are other versions of this course available. We’ve listed them below and summarized the differences between the one that you are currently viewing.

When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Linda Norman
  • Course Code C23FACG02B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This garment making course is for students of all levels, from those who are complete beginners to those wishing to raise their skill to a higher level. We work from commercial patterns, with each student working on their own individual projects, aiming to bring together those with similar projects and skill levels. We teach students how to read and understand pattern instructions.Each week there is a demonstration of a different technique for garment construction. Students are encouraged to learn not only from their project, but from other student’s projects.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Read, understand and interpret commercial patterns
  • Adapt a commercial pattern to personal measurements
  • Take personal body measurements
  • Prepare patterns and material layout
  • Thread and use a sewing machine confidently


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Mode delivery will be in centre with social distancing. Typical activities will take place in the format of direct teaching with tutor demonstrations, peer discussions, practical skill development and use of examples. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. i.e progression to another course.

    Entry requirements

    Beginners - Advanced

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. Students are generally expected to spend some time outside of class for completion of activities.

    What you need

    You will need the following equipment: Commercial pattern, Tape measure, paper and fabric scissors, ruler, 3H-4H pencil or technical pencil or technical pencil, fine steel pins, glue stick, magic scotch tape/masking tape, eraser, push-pins, sewing threads, (1 reel of black and white) A4 ring binder to store handouts. You will also need to budget approximately £20 - £30 for materials to experiment with.

    What you can do next

    Completion of this course, will allow you to progress onto the many fashion courses run by Morley college.