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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Eastleigh College offer a number of other textile courses - please browse the website for more information.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is suitable for learners who have completed a beginners dressmaking course or those who have some dressmaking experience and can confidently operate a sewing machine.

What does this programme involve?

This course will provide further exploration and practice of more elaborate dressmaking techniques. You will learn how to make an item of your choice.

This course will include the topics of collars, pockets, fattening, and fine finishes.

A college certificate is available upon completion of the course.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The course will be taught through a practical hands on approach, with theory sessions taking place only as needed.

What else do I need to know?

Learners will require a sewing kit. Full details of what to bring will be provided before the first lesson.

Learners are welcome to bring their own sewing machine to the course. Your sewing machine must be a standard domestic machine in good working order.

Learners are responsible for purchasing necessary material, the cost of which will vary according to the project. In certain cases, the course tutor may source materials for you to purchase.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C79C Eastleigh College 28/4/2020 Tue 18:30 – 21:00 8 £148.00 £148.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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