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6:30pm - 8:30pm
4 Weeks
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Art & Design

The Arts & Media Campus at Kendal College is widely respected and has an excellent record of producing talented and successful creative students.

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Course Overview

This course is taught by Clare Welch who has had a long career in the UK and overseas fashion industry. She has significant skills working with textiles and clothing and is a talented sewing expert. You will use both hand sewing techniques and machine stitching to creatively upcycle clothes, make alterations to new clothes and personalise items upgrading and updating them to your own taste.

You will learn:

- How to up-cycle your clothes creatively
- How to embellish with sequins, motifs, ribbons & buttons
- How to attach a zip, button and make a button hole
- How to alter clothes to improve the fit

Clare will deliver the course through practical demonstrations providing the opportunity to ask questions and take notes. You will then be observed and supported practicing the techniques covered in each session. There is no formal assessment or qualification linked to this course.

A variety of fabric samples will be available for you to use but you are encouraged to bring in your own items to work on.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for those who have a little experience or some knowledge of sewing and using a sewing machine.

After Your Course

This short course could help you build the confidence to progress onto a clothes making course, like our Level 1 Fashion Design course.

Other Courses that you may wish to explore include:
- How to Use a Sewing Machine
- Fashion Pattern Cutting



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses. There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc.

This course is not funded by the government and is full cost. As such, the course is the price stated for all students. If you are paying for your course, there may be the option to pay by instalments if the course fees are over £200 and the course duration is 15 weeks or more. Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.

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