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Due to staff development, the college will be closed to all students on Friday 14th February 2020.

Course Mode
Start Date
Start / End Time
6:30pm - 8:30pm
4 Weeks
End Date

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 Emily Younger, who established Folklore Children clothing, she has lots of experience working with textiles and is our sewing expert. Using hand stitch and sewing machines, you will be shown how to make simple repairs and personalise items of clothing.

You will learn:
How to mend holes and rips.
- How to take in and let out trousers, dresses and skirts
- How to fit zips and buttons.
- How to personalise clothing with patches.

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

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

Entry Requirements

Suitable for complete beginners or those who have a little experience.

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.



Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time ones. The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

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.

Join us at our next

Open Evening

2 March 2020 4.30pm - 7pm