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Sewing Techniques and Tips: From Novice to Expert

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Cambridge Open Academy


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Online, self-paced
5 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Welcome to the comprehensive course, "Sewing Techniques and Tips: From Novice to Expert." This course is designed to take you on a transformative journey, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the art of sewing. With a series of well-structured modules, you'll explore every aspect of sewing, from understanding your sewing machine to mastering hand stitches and creating impeccable hems. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some sewing experience, this course will empower you to bring your creative visions to life.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of different sewing machine types and their functionalities.
  • Gain knowledge about essential sewing supplies and products required for successful projects.
  • Explore the intricacies of threads and learn how to choose the right ones for different fabrics and stitches.
  • Master common stitches and techniques used in sewing, enabling you to create professional-quality garments.
  • Acquire the skills to work with patterns, make alterations, and bring your unique designs to life.
  • Learn the art of cutting, marking, and preparing fabric for sewing with precision and efficiency.
  • Perfect your seam sewing techniques, ensuring strong and durable finishes for your projects.
  • Expand your repertoire of hand stitches, enabling you to add delicate embellishments and perform repairs.
  • Gain proficiency in creating various types of hems, enhancing the overall look and functionality of your garments.
  • Develop essential sewing machine maintenance skills to keep your equipment in optimal condition.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Discover the enchanting world of sewing with our comprehensive course, "Sewing Techniques and Tips: From Novice to Expert." With the guidance of our knowledgeable instructors, you'll delve into the fundamental principles and techniques of sewing, gradually building your skills and confidence.

This course covers everything you need to know to become a proficient sewer. You'll start by familiarizing yourself with different types of sewing machines, understanding their features, and learning how to operate them effectively. As you progress, you'll gain insight into the various sewing supplies and products essential for successful projects.

With a focus on threads, you'll learn how to select the appropriate ones for different fabric types and stitches, ensuring optimal results. We'll guide you through fabric basics, introducing you to various materials and their characteristics. You'll explore common stitches used in sewing and discover techniques for achieving clean, professional finishes.

Working with patterns is an essential skill in sewing, and this course will equip you with the knowledge to select, modify, and utilize patterns effectively. You'll also learn cutting and marking techniques to prepare your fabric accurately, setting the stage for successful sewing.

Creating perfect hems is essential to achieving a polished, finished look, and our course will guide you through different hemming techniques suitable for various garments.

Finally, you'll learn how to maintain your sewing machine to ensure its longevity and optimal performance.

Don't wait any longer – let your creativity soar and enrol now!

Who is this course for?

  • Beginners with no prior sewing experience who want to learn the fundamentals of sewing.
  • Hobbyists who want to expand their sewing skills and knowledge.
  • Individuals looking to pursue a creative outlet through sewing.
  • DIY enthusiasts interested in creating their own garments and accessories.

Career path

  • Seamstress/Tailor: £16,000 - £30,000 per year
  • Fashion Designer: £18,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Alterations Specialist: £15,000 - £28,000 per year

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

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Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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