Sewing Machine Skills – City and Guilds Level 1

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This is a structured course for beginners which will help you develop your sewing machine skills and get a lot out of your machine.

Course Information

A range of stitches, threads, needles, fabrics and basic attachments will be used to create different decorative effects such as: Simple machine embroidery techniques, Basic sewing techniques such as zips, piping and seams as used in soft furnishings and dressmaking, and introduction to simple patchwork skills.

Assessment types:

You will produce a personal portfolio of your Sewing projects which will be assessed against the criteria.


Who is this course for?

For those who have had some basic experience of using a sewing machine and would like to consolidate their learning with a level 1 certificate.

Benefits / Skills

    Consolidate your sewing machine skills.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you should have basic English and Maths and be able to follow instructions. You will also need to to have completed a basic Sewing Machine introductory course.

The course is delivered at Deacon House. Introductory material is available. You will be encouraged to bring some of your own resources to fully benefit from the course.

Career Progression

Dressmaking, Maths or English

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Course Details


10 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date

Your start date will be one of the following, depending on which location you attend:

  • 16/09/2020
  • 13/01/2021
  • 28/04/2021

Course Code


Course Fee (Adult)

£100 plus exam fee of £30   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Develop confidence in your ability

Extra Curriculum

Consolidate your Sewing Machine Skills


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