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What career opportunities can this lead to?

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

What are the entry requirements?

No entry requirements in respect of this course; it is suitable for anyone who owns a sewing machine and has an interest in learning how to use it.

What does this programme involve?

This course will allow you to gain knowledge on the different functions of your sewing machine and how to do your own simple maintenance to keep it in good working order.

You will create a portfolio of samples to use for future reference.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The course will be taught through practical demonstrations and hands on activities.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring your sewing machine with the manual, a minimum of 3 bobbins, and all the tools and attachments, sewing machine needles, dressmaking scissors for cutting fabric, disappearing marker for fabric or textile chalk, tape measure and a ruler, calico 0.5m or similar fabric, 0.5m of stretch fabric (jersey, mesh or similar).

Your sewing machine must be a standard domestic sewing machine in good working order.

Please also bring fabric for your project (2 x 0.5m of cotton or polycotton (polyester and cotton blend) fabric in different colours or prints. Choose fabrics that look nice together. Alternatively, 1m of cotton fabric in one colour or print. Polyester thread in white or cream and one extra colour to match your chosen fabrics, other colour options if you like, shirring elastic, invisible or other zip (20cm or so), notepad, pen and pencil.

Please also bring a light lunch/refreshments as there are no catering facilities on college premises on a Saturday.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

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.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C310Y Eastleigh College 25/1/2020 Sat 09:30 – 14:30 1 £46.00 £46.00 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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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

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