Sewing Diploma Course

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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 your own dressmaking or seamstress 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 quickly learn how to operate a sewing machine, including how to thread the bobbin and thread your sewing machine, and even gain the confidence to troubleshoot any minor problems that may arise, and understand how to care for your machine.

Another area that may at first seem baffling, is the array of tools available to the sewer. The course introduces you to the basic tools and accessories that you need to have in your sewing basket and outlines what each does.

Before working on a garment for yourself or a client, it is important to take accurate measurements. You will learn how to correctly measure women and men and the importance of rechecking measurements as years go by, to allow for changes in weight or body shape.

Although the Sewing Diploma Course will teach you how to create your own custom-made projects, a great way to learn the basic principles of garment creation is by following commercial patterns. A skill every good sewer should possess, following commercial patterns, offers hands-on practice of the sewing techniques that you will use in with your own designs. This course shows you how to understand and follow commercial patterns.

Choosing a fabric for your project is an important step, as choosing incorrectly can ruin the look and feel of what you had envisaged. This course reviews natural and man-made fabrics, explaining the characteristics of various types of each and the ways in which they should be prepared for a project.

The Sewing Diploma Course provides practical instruction on basic and advanced sewing techniques including pressing, pinning, cutting, and marking fabric, how to insert a zipper, make buttonholes, and how to sew closures, such as hooks-and-eyes and snaps.

Basic hand and sewing machine stitches are covered comprehensively. Although sewing machines can sew many types of stitch, it is still important to learn how to make very basic hand stitches, as there are instances when machine sewing would be too aggressive for the fabric type or more difficult to use. You will learn how to employ a variety of hand and machine stitches and gain an understanding of when each should be used.

Whether you think you can draw or not, sketching is the quickest and most effective way of getting your ideas down and finessing them, making it an important skill to develop. You will learn the simple steps to getting an idea out of your mind and onto pattern paper, ready to be made.

The course takes all the skills you have learned and combines them into several projects for you to follow, all of which will help you to develop the various techniques you have learnt. Each project gives you a summary of the item that you will make, the materials you’ll need, and the skills you’ll develop, before giving you step-by-step guidance on how to create the piece. The fully-guided projects included in the course are:

  • Small Decorative Pillow
  • Placemat
  • Patchwork Table runner
  • Headband
  • Fashion Scarf
  • Pouch
  • Pin Cushion
  • Infinity Scarf

With your new skill set in place, the Sewing Diploma Course provides you with advice on setting up a business selling your items and services. You will learn how to find your niche, devise a business plan and create goals, track expenses and sales, and advertise and market your business.

Fashion designer working with a sewing machine

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Precise and Accurate Measurements
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • 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
  • Part 1: Types of Fabric
  • Part 2: Man-Made Fibres
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • 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
  • Part 1: Hand Sewing Techniques
  • Part 2: Creating Back Stitches
  • Part 3: Sewing Machine Techniques
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • 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
  • Simple Sketching and Pattern Making
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Making a Basic Pillowcase
  • Decorative Pillow
  • Patchwork Placemat
  • Patchwork Table Runner
  • Headband
  • Fashion Neck Scarf
  • Pouch
  • Pin Cushion
  • Infinity Scarf
  • Part 1: Finding Your Sewing Niche
  • Part 2: Business Bullet Points
  • Module 18 Assessment
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.

Cotton reels, wool, buttons, and fabrics strewn across a blue tabletop
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 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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