When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Sedaf Khan
  • Course Code W23FASA06A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

A fun practical course, suitable for those new to sewing as well as those looking to expand their abilities. You'll learn how to create a pair of beautiful, high quality knickers in luxury fabrics. We provide a range of pdf patterns for you to choose from to make gorgeous underwear in cotton, silk, and lace. You will learn techniques suitable for lingerie making and upcycling textiles into lingerie garments, including elastication and lingerie seam finishes. This course will give you the skills to create your own knickers in your choice of fabrics and finishes.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use a knicker pattern
  • Use seam finishes suitable for delicate items
  • Elasticate your garments
  • Use bartacks to finish


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Teaching is both as a whole class and on an individual one to one basis, using lectures, demonstrations, examples, samples, handouts and any other support materials where appropriate. Assessment methods: Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the above learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals, i.e. progression to an intermediate level course. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment. Attendance and punctuality is crucial. You will not achieve the desired learning outcomes if you cannot attend fully. You must inform your tutor for the reasons of any lateness or absences.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for complete beginners. Knowledge of a sewing machine including rethreading and winding a bobbin is beneficial. Ability to stitch a straight seam with consistent seam allowance is beneficial.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Working on patterns and cutting out fabric 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 a lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water.

    What you need

    1/2m of fabric. You can use a stretch or a woven and upcycling of garments/stash is encouraged. 1.5m of plush back knicker elastic (7-10mm) available at www.sewingchest.co.uk Sharp scissors, Spool of thread. Optional- 1.5m of stretch lace trim (available on ebay).

    What you can do next

    This course is a perfect taster for our lingerie, swimwear and bra-making courses or other clothes making and pattern making beginners level classes. Ready for more? So are we! 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. Find out more at www.morelycollege.ac.uk