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Sewing Skills

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10 Weeks


Art & Design

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional


Clare Street

This programme has been created for those interested in learning how to use a domestic sewing machine and those who would like to build on their existing knowledge. While on the course you will develop an understanding of the sewing and construction of a skirt. Through demonstrations, practical exercises and one-to-one support.

You will also learn a range of sewing techniques such as seams top stitch, hand stitching and the insertion of lapped zip, invisible zip and professionally finishing on a garment.

On completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Confidently use a domestic sewing machine
  • Apply basic sewing skills
  • Develop an understanding of basic blocks and relevant information
  • Select appropriate materials and trims
  • Cut commercial patterns
  • Construct a skirt pattern using an appropriate finish
  • Understand the terminology used within the fashion industry

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal academic entry requirements.

Participants will be required to provide certain materials, a list of which can be requested from the Flexible Learning Office.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

This course will introduce students to:

  • Setting up and sewing, using a domestic sewing machine
  • Working with blocks to create basic skirt toiles
  • Support with selecting the appropriate materials
  • Laying and cutting fabric using a commercial pattern
  • Reading and Sewing a commercial pattern (skirt pattern)

More Information


10 weeks, 2 hours per week.

Monday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Commencement date to be confirmed for October 2023


Continuous evaluation will take place with final evaluation on completion of programme


A Certificate of Completion will be issued to eligible participants

Application Deadline 


For queries relating to the course content

Contact: Alan Kelly



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