When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Deborah Andrew
  • Course Code W23FASF03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn sewing with us! Using a two-thread sewing machine is a useful skill if you are interested in clothes making, soft furnishing, etc. Join this course to help you get to grips with the intricacies of your machine and to overcome any fears you might have. Learn how to set up a machine correctly, to solve problems and to produce a variety of samples using available stitches both under guidance and independently.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • use the features of your machine appropriately
  • produce simple seams and seam finishes, and independently a variety of sewing processes
  • use the machine manual for support
  • successfully troubleshoot common errors of using the sewing machine


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate. You will receive feedback throughout your course to help you develop your skills. For you to be able to achieve on this practical class punctuality and attendance are key. Please inform your tutor of any absences. Microsoft Teams will be used for general class specific communication and for posting additional information. Health and safety inductions are planned into your course delivery, and you are asked not to use any machinery or specialist equipment until you have received specific training. Morley provides a positive and friendly atmosphere and to support this all students should be considerate and kind and work in a collegiate and collaborative way and to not monopolise the tutor.

    Entry requirements

    This is a beginner's course, all 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 Nancy Seear building and there is lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English. Digital, mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential.

    What you need

    A basic sewing kit: sharp fabric scissors, trimming scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure a variety of hand sewing needles and sewing threads A basic note taking kit: notepad, pens, pencils, sharpener, rubber, calculator, A4 ring binder for hand outs -Depending on your class you may need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from your tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course. You will need to purchase a pack from your tutor for no more than £10.

    What you can do next

    Ready for more? So are we! Try our Beginners Clothes Making course next to continue building on your skills or explore some of our other Clothes Making and Pattern Cutting courses. 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!