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Bespoke Tailoring Level 1 (Adult) - September 2024

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Part Time Day
35 weeks
Fashion and Tailoring
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East Ham Campus
Bespoke Tailoring Level 1 (Adult) – September 2024
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Course content

Bespoke means handcrafted and individually made. Bespoke tailoring involves the personal attention of a cutter who measures the customer, creates and cuts a pattern, and directly supervises the making and fitting of the garment. You will learn about basic tailoring and the technical and practical skills involved in the hand production of tailored garments.

Modules will cover hand sewing skills, workshop practice, using sewing equipment, body measurements, bespoke patterns, block construction, canvases and bastes, pockets and other details, making up and alterations, and finishing techniques. English, maths and IT are also an integral part of the course.

You will learn in a variety of ways - through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and exercises, and by presentation and evaluation of your work.

The course is based at East Ham Campus in modern, well-equipped garment production and pattern cutting workshops. You will take part in an induction at the beginning of the course.

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Entry requirements

You need some previous experience and evidence of interest in making garments, and you are expected to demonstrate commitment to working in bespoke tailoring. A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3-2, including English language and Math or an Entry level 3 qualification in English and Math.

East Ham Campus

The Eastham Campus at Newham College is a dynamic educational hub known for its diverse and inclusive learning environment. Situated in the heart of East London, the campus offers a wide range of courses and programs that cater to the needs and aspirations of students from various backgrounds. With state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated faculty, the Eastham Campus provides students with the tools and support they need to excel academically and personally, fostering a vibrant community of learners and thinkers.

How much will this course cost?

The course fee is TBC


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