Our new free 3 day sewing course is available for residents who live on Hallwood Park and Palacefields.
To book on call 07913 662402 or email
Funded by Riverside Housing.
Getting to know your sewing machine
This course is perfect for those who are completely new to sewing or would like a refresher course. Learn how to thread and use a sewing machine, bobbin insertion, which stitch to use on various fabrics.
Needles and which fabric they can be used on, create a fabric L plate, pass your sewing test.
After lunch you will create an envelope cushion cover to take home.
10.00 - 4.00
Advanced sewing with your sewing machine.
Advanced sewing is a follow up course to our getting to know your sewing machine. Learn different hem styles, zipper insertion, create a buttonhole and learn the fine art off dart construction.
The course includes learning to read a pattern, fitting a paper pattern to fit.
You will make a zipped bag in the afternoon which you can take home.
All materials are included.
Time 10.00 - 4.00
Short course in sewing, 10 weeks
On Sew Halton's sewing course you will learn how to sew using a sewing machine and create a portfolio of sewing samples and finishing technique's.
You will work with a range of fabrics as well as techniques including, sewing seams, hems and much more.
You will also look at different aspects of sewing and garment construction.
The course is suitable for beginners but also those with some sewing experience.
10 weeks, 1 day a week
10.00 - 2.00
Sewing / garment construction
The course includes Sew Halton's short course in sewing with the added bonus of developing knowledge and confidence in sewing / garment construction.
You will learn to take personal measurements and learn how to adapt a pattern to fit.
You will learn how to choose suitable fabrics for fashion styles, approaching the process of cutting out and assembling garments in a systematic way.
The course includes sampling seams, hems, buttonholes and zips for a professional finish, you will compile a file of samples and information.
You will also learn simple clothing alterations.
10 week course, 1 day a week
Pattern cutting and techniques
Ever wondered how clothes are made?
Have you wanted to make your own clothes but been stuck at the pattern stage? Then fear not. This introductory course will take you through step by step the methods in which to create and alter your own patterns and to make garments using your patterns. You will be able to create your own pattern blocks, and be taught the various techniques to draft patterns and to adapt them to create patterns for your own designs. You will then be able to use your patterns to make a garment. The sessions are 2 1/2 hours one evening a week. At intermediate level we would expect you to be familiar with using a sewing machine and may have made clothes from paper patterns before, beginners are welcome on to our beginner class.
All the equipment needed is available for you to use. The materials for the pattern blocks and patterns are supplied as well as material to make a toile. If you want to make a wearable garment you will need to supply the fabric for this.
Time 5.00- 7.30