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Fashion & Textiles


We offer a broad range of fashion courses aimed at helping you learn and develop skills in a friendly and supportive environment. You do not need to own a sewing machine or necessarily have any previous experience as we have courses from beginner levels through to advanced levels. You can learn how to use a sewing machine, how to knit, cut a pattern for a garment or make a softly tailored garment.  You will be taught to use a range of excellent resources by our friendly and highly skilled fashion team.

How to Enrol
You can enrol online or you can call our Enrolment Hotline on 020 7364 5665. Lines are open 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Please note we cannot facilitate telephone enrolments for concessionary fees, as we need to provide proof of concession.
How to Enrol Online
To enrol online, first find your course using our Course Search Please scroll down the Browse by Category box and tick Fashion and textiles. Once you've found your course click on the ‘Enrol’ button. This will take you to our enrolment system. There you will register to create an account. If you are paying a concession you must provide your evidence, by uploading it to the system. If you enrol on a course that is fully booked you will be automatically added to the waiting list.


A taste of some of the courses on offer:

  • Get Started in Sewing – Beginners
  • Introduction to using a Sewing Machine – Beginners
  • Basic Clothes Making – Beginners
  • Get Started in Soft Tailoring – Beginners
  • Basic Garment Pattern Cutting – Beginners
  • Hand Knitting - Beginners

For learners with some existing knowledge and skills there are courses for you too.  Progress by joining one of our more all levels* improvers or advanced courses:

  • Sewing Techniques – Intermediate
  • Garment Pattern Cutting and Sewing – Intermediate
  • Soft Tailoring Skills for Trousers and Skirts – All Levels
  • Make Curtains Blinds and Cushions – All Levels
  • Hand Knitting –All Levels
  • Improve Your Clothes Making Skills – Improvers
  • Fashion Workshop

*All Levels courses are a mix of learners of all levels including advanced learners who may be working on individual projects or developing more advanced skills and techniques.  You will be taught by highly skilled fashion practitioners and supported by a range of excellent resources.