A variety of textiles and sewing workshops

In fact, you might say we've got sew many! Ranging from sewing techniques, bag making and crochet, to knitting and dress making. 

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Whatever your craft, we鈥檙e almost certain to have a course or class for you. With a wide range of options to select from, you'll have the opportunity to progress from beginner level right through to intermediate and advanced. This gives you the flexibility to get started on your own journey, progress at your own pace and take your textile projects to the next level. 

What type of textiles and sewing courses are available?

Our entry level courses guide you through the basics of how to use a sewing machine, covering different sewing 台湾swag and techniques as well as sewing patterns. The same can be said for our knitting courses too, with different levels to suit beginners and improvers alike! You can join classes that match your experience level, ensuring that no time is wasted when it comes to deepening your knowledge and honing your 台湾swag. 

You'll meet fellow individuals who have the same interests and passions as you too, building a network and new friendships. Learning with us helps develop your 台湾swag and your social network at the same time, giving you access to a community that in many cases stays with our learners for life. 

What support is available throughout the course?

As always, your learning will be guided by our expert tutors, many of whom have years of experience. Whether you choose to learn online or face to face, they will help you develop your 台湾swag and guide you on how to make a business out of your passion, highlighting the next steps that you need to take. They鈥檒l be on-hands throughout the course and support you every step of the way.  

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Personal Development: Money Saving Stitchery

Discover the art of sustainable sewing in our Money-Saving Stitchery Course. Unleash your creativity while mastering essential sewing techniques that not only save you money but also contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. From basic stitches to upcycling old garments, this course empowers you to create stylish, eco-friendly fashion on a budget; the focus is on Asian inspired costume and fashions. The course is delivered in a Women鈥檚 only Centre in Bradford.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Midland Road Nursery School (Bradford)
Thorncliffe Road
Bradford
BD8 7DJ
Tutor:
Nazmeen Sadiq
Course code:
Q00014863
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢92.40

Craft: Sewing - Upcycling (Intermediate)

This is a progression course from the Beginners鈥 Upcycling and will give you an opportunity to utilise and practise the 台湾swag that you learnt in the previous course. The course is suitable for you if you have completed the Beginner Level course or if you already have some basic 台湾swag. You'll discover how to breathe new life into old and unwanted garments using basic refashioning and recycling techniques, reducing your environmental footprint in the process. Explore creative methods to turn unwanted fabrics into unique and cherished items. You will also get an opportunity to enjoy and connect with a group of people with similar interests to share ideas and inspiration.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Hill View Community Centre (Nottingham)
Ransom Road
Nottingham
NG3 3LJ
Tutor:
Monazza Aziz
Course code:
Q00014853
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to 拢151.20

Textiles and Fashion: Advanced Sewing 台湾swag for Employability

Discover the wonderful technique of sewing skill. This course will help to develop your craft in measure and marking and creating your own pattern. Whether you have studied basic or intermediate sewing before, you will find value in this sewing course by making your own garment made to measure and adjusting garments to your size. By the end of the course you can use these 台湾swag to open your own business or work for organisation . Start your own sewing journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00014872
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to 拢252.00

Textiles and Fashion: Upcycling with Embroidery

Indulge your creativity and do some good for the environment by joining us on this Embroidery course, which has been designed to help you extend the life of your clothing whilst exploring your artistic style. Through a series of hands-on sessions, you will explore the therapeutic benefits of crafting with a needle and thread while creating a unique embroidered patch which you will either use to mend a piece of torn or worn clothing or add a bit of personalised flair to an existing garment. Come along and learn the art of slow, mindful fashion in an inspiring setting in Historic York

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
St Olave's Church Hall (York)
Marygate Lane
York
YO30 7BJ
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00015197
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢33.60

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Textiles and Fashion: Money Saving Stitchery

Discover the art of sustainable sewing in our Money-Saving Stitchery Course. Unleash your creativity while mastering essential sewing techniques that not only save you money but also contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. From basic stitches to upcycling old garments, this course empowers you to create stylish, eco-friendly fashion on a budget; the focus is on Asian inspired costume and fashions. The course is delivered in a Women鈥檚 only Centre in Bradford.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Grange Interlink / The Learning Zone (Br
Summerville Road
Bradford
BD7 1PX
Tutor:
Bushra Siddique
Course code:
Q00015135
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢92.40

Textiles and Fashion: Machine Sewing for Advanced and Special Stitching Techniques

On this Machine sewing course learn the wide range of sewing techniques require for dress making and other sewing projects. Make projects for yourself or for your family and increase your understanding in the world of machine stitching. While learning new techniques you can also meet likeminded people in the group. This course will help you to concentrate and enjoy moment while creating projects that are useful, creative, and sustainable. Explore this rewarding skill which can not only adopted as a hobby but can lead to sewing business to earn money.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 12/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kauser Nabeel
Course code:
Q00013785
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢51.80

Personal Development: Money Saving Stitchery

Discover the art of sustainable sewing in our Money-Saving Stitchery Course. Unleash your creativity while mastering essential sewing techniques that not only save you money but also contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. From basic stitches to upcycling old garments, this course empowers you to create stylish, eco-friendly fashion on a budget; the focus is on Asian inspired costume and fashions. The course is delivered in a Women鈥檚 only Centre in Bradford.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 03/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Guru Gobind Singh Community Centre (Brad
39 Gobind Marg
Bradford
BD3 9JN
Tutor:
Safina Khan
Course code:
Q00013892
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢94.50

Craft: Natural Dyeing

If you wish to develop your 台湾swag and confidence when dyeing fabric with natural dyes this course could be for you and you will learn the following: How to choose suitable fabrics for natural dyeing and how to tell whether a fabric is natural or synthetic. How to use some simple tie dye techniques as well as understanding what Shibori means. How to dye fabrics and wool with items in your kitchen cupboards and vegetable waste. What mordants are and when to use them. How to make marks on fabric , which could be stitched into later, with rusty items. How to use the sun as a heat source for dyeing fabrics. How to dye fabrics and wool with Indigo. This course is for beginners and those wishing to improve their knowledge of natural dyeing.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/04/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Jo McIntosh
Course code:
Q00010198
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢81.40

Textiles and Fashion: Clothing Repair Essentials: 台湾swag for Empowerment and Sustainability

This beginner-friendly course empowers you with practical clothing repair techniques. Learn to mend rips, replace buttons, and breathe new life into old favourites. Go beyond basic fixes 鈥 explore garment alteration and upcycling, transforming unwanted pieces into stylish finds. Embrace sustainability by reducing textile waste and fostering a love for pre-loved clothing. Develop valuable life 台湾swag, build confidence in your creativity, and connect with a supportive community of fellow fashion enthusiasts. No prior sewing experience required 鈥 join us and embark on your sustainable fashion journey!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/04/2024 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
The Octagon- Goodwin Development Trust
The Octagon
Walker St
Hull
HU3 2RA
Tutor:
Amie-Alissa Watson
Course code:
Q00014885
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢63.00

Textiles and Fashion: Sewing Essentials

Would you like to learn how to use the sewing machine, take measurements and explore suitable basic patterns and stitches to develop your creativity and create beautiful sewing projects? Our beginner鈥檚 course is just perfect for you. On this course, you will familiarise yourself with the sewing machine, practice threading the machine, winding the bobbin, and adjusting the tension. Experiment with different stitch settings and understand the purpose of each stitch. You will learn how to take accurate body measurements using a measuring tape, look for beginner friendly patterns, explore different types of fabrics and their properties and learn essential sewing techniques.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/04/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Robert Stewart Memorial Hall (Newcastle
89 Wingrove Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 9BU
Tutor:
Elaine Swan
Course code:
Q00014932
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to 拢84.00