Sewing and Dressmaking


Course Details:

On this 10 or 12 weeks course you will learn the techniques required to cut and sew basic garments. You will learn how to take measurements, draft patterns from measurements, cut garments using a pattern, set up and use a sewing machine and stitch garments using different techniques and tools.


Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable for complete beginners, intermediate or advanced learners.

You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years.

  • Aged 19+



This course is available in the following location(s):




Start Date

End Date

Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick


9:30am - 11:30am



What are the benefits of this course?

At the end of the course you will be able to cut and stitch your own garments using personalised measurements.


How will I learn?

Full support will be provided by your tutor with demonstrations, practical activities, discussion, one to one support and informative handouts.


How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

Learning outcomes will be agreed at the beginning of the course between you and your tutor. Your tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback while reviewing your achievements. Finished work will be assessed by your tutor at the end of your course.  You will also be asked to provide feedback via a questionnaire and group assessment.


What qualification will I get?

An in house SAFL certificate will be provided when you have achieved your agreed learning outcomes.


After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

At the end of this course you will be able to enrol on further SAFL or college courses.


Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to purchase material to enable you to produce garments. The requirements will be discussed and agreed with your tutor at enrolment.

Tuition Fee £70.00
Concession £35.00



100% Concession if in receipt of Universal Credit, Job Seekers or Employment Support allowance.

50% Concession if aged 60+.

Equipment Required

Learners will need: A standard tape measure, pins and sewing needles, tailors chalk, dressmaking shears, pattern paper, stationery folder, fabric and thread.


Further information

For further information about this or any of our other courses please contact our staff who would be happy to help on:       0121 557 0837.