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What career opportunities can this lead to?

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

What are the entry requirements?

The course is suitable for both complete beginners and those wishing to develop very basic skills in Patchwork and Quilting by undertaking an introductory course. A knowledge of basic sewing skills and how to use a sewing machine would be an advantage for this course, but not necessary.

What does this programme involve?

The course will cover the basic patchwork techniques including:

- English paper piecing
- Strip piecing
- Foundation piecing
- Machine/hand quilting

You will employ these techniques to create several small patchwork projects by hand and/or machine. You will learn how to use a Rotary Cutter.

A college certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn from a mixture of demonstration, hand-outs and practical hands-on experience.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a notebook and pen for the first class.
You will also need:
Basic sewing kit - needle, pins, scissors, thread, paper, scissors.
Approx. 3m dress weight cotton fabric (this will be discussed in the first class).
Co-ordinating 3/fat quarters - 1 light colour, 1 dark colour, 1 medium colour

Please check that your course is running before purchasing any materials.

Students will be responsible for buying their own fabric and any equipment required for this class.

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*
C58B Eastleigh College 23/1/2020 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 8 £124.00 £124.00 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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