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Sewing and Making for beginners

This four week evening class is the perfect introduction to those new to the sewing machine (or wanting to develop their techniques).
In the first week you will learn basic sewing machine skills and be assisted to practise your ability with techniques (such as seams and finishings).
The following weeks will enable you to make a simple item of your choice (such as sponge bags, tool rolls or a simple tote). You will be shown demonstrations in sewing, making and finishing techniques throughout the course and will build confidence for sewing in the future.
On completion you will have made your own accessory with the option to progress skills further for more advanced learning.

Introduction to Design for Fashion Publishing

This course will give you an introduction to magazine design. The course includes studying and applying corporate image as well as creating a variety of illustration styles and layout for magazine covers and articles. These will help you to develop the creative skills you need to bring your ideas to life. You do not need any previous experience

Introduction to Photoshop for Fashion Design

An introduction to using Photoshop to create contemporary-looking fashion illustrations and express you design ideas. This course is suitable for all those who are interested in fashion and wish to build up a portfolio. Good as a standalone course, this can also support study in other design areas. You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to join this course.

Beginners Pattern Cutting Award

This well-structured programme is designed for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some essential sewing and pattern cutting techniques to prepare them for employment or self-employment in the fashion industry. Through exercises in class, you will learn how to construct a skirt block and a variety of stylistic variations, as well as some key garment making techniques and processes. Homework each week will help to reinforce learning. Students wishing to further develop their skills in this area are able to build upon this learning by continuing their studies on the follow on certificate programme.

C&G Certificate in Pattern Cutting Level 2

On this course, you will build upon existing pattern cutting skills (e.g. from prior Level 1 study or other relevant experience) to learn a range of the specialist pattern cutting techniques – such as block-making and fitting – used in contemporary fashion.

Covering some of the more advanced pattern developments, such as blocks, style developments, collars and a range of style adaptations – as well as garment-making techniques- we aim to equip students with a thorough training in pattern cutting.

You will be taught design development to support you in developing your own garments.

Students consistently produce work of the highest standard on this course and leave with a strong portfolio to support job applications.

Students should have basic garment making, numeracy and literacy skills, as well as having Pattern Cutting experience.

UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 2 – Fashion

This course provides an outstanding platform to progress onto higher level programmes both within Kensington and Chelsea College and beyond. Students are taught the fundamentals of fashion design, fashion illustration, graphics, textiles techniques, CAD, history of fashion, garment manipulation, pattern construction and general art design processes. This course also includes regular field trips to museums and galleries.

What does the course involve? You will learn an extensive range of fashion skills and develop your own ideas and personal ambitions. The first half of the course will provide you with basic skills and you will learn a variety of approaches to design. In the second half you will concentrate on portfolio preparation and producing exhibition pieces, to support progression to Level 3 or 4 study. This will enhance your design skills through challenging and exciting projects.
Teaching methods include formal instruction, practical work and demonstrations, lectures, seminars, discussions, pair and group work. Throughout the course you will visit exhibitions.

The course runs three days per week from 10.00am – 4.00pm for 34 weeks.

Sewing Machine Techniques

A one evening introduction to using a sewing machine. You will learn how to thread up the maching and use a variety of stitches and techniques, as well as troubleshooting. Ideal for beginners and as preparation for one of our other fashion courses.

Pattern Cutting: Award Level 1

This structured programme is for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some pattern cutting techniques.

Garment Making

Students are introduced to sewing and to using commercial patterns to make a simple garment. This useful course includes measuring, cutting, sewing techniques, fitting and pressing.