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Sewing Diploma Course

18 Modules, 19 Videos

  • Certified Course
  • Accredited Course
  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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Fashion designer working with a sewing machine

What will you learn?

Learn basic and advanced sewing techniques, a range of machine and hand stitching types, the equipment you need and how to use it, how to measure correctly and choose the right fabrics, how to follow commercial patterns and create your own, and how to build a business. You’ll even put your new-found skills to practice in 8 guided projects to get your portfolio started off.

For some, the most off-putting part of learning to sew is getting to grips with the sewing machine itself. The Sewing Diploma Course begins by removing all trepidation, teaching you the basic parts and functions of your sewing machine, no matter which brand you have. You will qui...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – Sewing Machine Basics & Your Sewing Station
  • Part 1: Sewing Machine Basics
  • Part 2: Basic Sewing Machine Parts
  • Part 3: The Basic Sewing Machine
  • Part 4: Setting Up a Sewing Station
  • Part 5: Troubleshooting Your Sewing Machine
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – Tools of the Trade
  • Part 1: Essential Items for Successful Sewing
  • Part 2: Essential Items for Marking and Cutting
  • Part 3: Essential Items for Measuring and Pressing
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Measurements
  • Precise and Accurate Measurements
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 – Commercial Patterns
  • Part 1: Many Types of Commercial Patterns
  • Part 2: Cutting Pattern Pieces
  • Part 3: Selvage and Grain
  • Part 4: Interfacing and Lining
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 – Fabrics
  • Part 1: Types of Fabric
  • Part 2: Man-Made Fibres
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – Techniques
  • Part 1: Techniques
  • Part 2: Pinning and Cutting your Pattern
  • Part 3: Cutting and Marking Lining
  • Part 4: Ironing Interface and Lining
  • Part 5: Attaching Lining to Material
  • Part 6: Stitching Pivot Points
  • Part 7: Top Stitching Panels
  • Part 8: Joining Seams
  • Part 9: Attaching Belt Loops
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – Basic Hand and Sewing Machine Stitches
  • Part 1: Hand Sewing Techniques
  • Part 2: Creating Back Stitches
  • Part 3: Sewing Machine Techniques
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 – Advanced Sewing Techniques
  • Part 1: Circles, Curves and Fasteners
  • Part 2: Pleats and Darts
  • Part 3: Buttonholes and Buttons
  • Part 4: Snaps and Hooks and Eyes
  • Part 5: Sewing a Zip into a Cushion
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9 - Simple Sketching and Pattern Making
  • Simple Sketching and Pattern Making
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10 – Decorative Pillow
  • Making a Basic Pillowcase
  • Decorative Pillow
Module 11 – Patchwork Placemat
  • Patchwork Placemat
Module 12 – Patchwork Table Runner
  • Patchwork Table Runner
Module 13 – Headband
  • Headband
Module 14 – Fashion Neck Scarf
  • Fashion Neck Scarf
Module 15 – Pouch
  • Pouch
Module 16 - Pin Cushion
  • Pin Cushion
Module 17 – Infinity Scarf
  • Infinity Scarf
Module 18 – Starting a Sewing Business
  • Part 1: Finding Your Sewing Niche
  • Part 2: Business Bullet Points
  • Module 18 Assessment
Cotton reels, wool, buttons, and fabrics strewn across a blue tabletop

Who would benefit from the course?

This comprehensive and exciting course will teach you everything that you need to know in order to make your own unique creations. The course takes you from a complete beginner in sewing right through to being confident enough to get going with lots of exciting projects.

This course will benefit you if you want to begin a career as a seamstress or tailor and need a solid foundation to build upon or if you have already learnt to sew but want to brush up on your skills and make a profit from your talents with your own sewing business.

Accreditations

The Sewing Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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