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Sewing (Wednesdays)

Course overview

Ever get frustrated when you buy shop bought clothes that they don’t fit properly? Want to learn how to alter your existing clothes to fit your body shape? Or even how to make your own clothes from your personal measurements?

Course information

This is a short beginner’s course aimed to give you the sewing techniques and confidence to sew and alter your own clothes or just add your own individually to a garment.

Gemma Vincent is a seamstress with 14 years experience in making and altering Costumes for the West End theatre, as well as TV and Film. She also has her own Clothing brand, Sewin Love, combining her passion for tattoos and the rockabilly style.

On this course you will learn how to:


  • Take professional measurements.
  • Flat draft a basic pattern using your measurements.
  • Cut out and fit a garment.
  • Basic sewing machine and overlocker skills.
  • Finishing techniques.

Guidance on all techniques and machinery will be given throughout.

We provide a fully equipped studio and supplies excluding your final garment fabric as everyone’s tastes/styles are different.

This 6-week course runs from 6.00pm to 9.00pm on the following dates:

Sewing for Beginners – 1 / 6 – Wed 21st Feb
Sewing for Beginners – 2 / 6 – Wed 28th Feb
Sewing for Beginners – 3 / 6 – Wed 6th Mar
Sewing for Beginners – 4 / 6 – Wed 13th Mar
Sewing for Beginners – 5 / 6 – Wed 20th Mar
Sewing for Beginners – 6 / 6 – Wed 27th Mar


Free parking is available on site. Location – If you are new to Canterbury College (New Dover Road) please come to the main reception and the tutor will meet you there 15 minutes before the start of the course.