Fashion, textiles and crafts

Learning to sew can open up a whole new world of opportunities. Sewing is a versatile skill; it’s challenging, therapeutic, useful all at the same time. Sew for yourself, sew for your home or sew for others. Keep it as a hobby or branch out into a new career or education path.

Fashion textiles landing page

Alternatively, why not explore textile and craft techniques (including knitting, crochet, embroidery and applique). Thinking of raising funds or making money by selling crafts? Our Crafts for small enterprises and gifting course will show you how to get started.

We have a wide selection of new courses on offer this year:

  • learn how to adapt patterns and customise garments to your own personal style on our Fashion and clothesmaking course
  • transform your pre-loved garments on Upcycle your clothes
  • learn how to make children’s clothes and rogdolls and even a festive costume for your pet

How to enrol

Complete an enrolment form

You can find out how to enrol, locations and more about our services here.

Title

Day and times

Course code and start date

Fees

Crafts

 

 

 

Crafts for small enterprises and gifting

Monday 7pm to 9pm

FT9002
10 weeks
16/9/2019

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Tuesday 12.30pm
to 2.30pm

FT9003
10 weeks
28/4/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

Textiles

 

 

 

Hand knitting, crochet and felting

Monday 10am
to 12pm

FT9004
10 weeks
16/9/2019

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Monday 7pm to 9pm

FT9005
10 weeks
27/4/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

New: Creative Textiles
Try some
super-easy print
techniques, beading,
applique, knitting,
crochet or felting

Wednesday 7pm to 9pm

FT9006
15/1/2020
10 weeks

£100 standard
£50 concession

Sewing skills

 

 

 

Sewing Skills for beginners

Monday 10am to 12pm

FT9008
10 weeks
16/9/2019

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Monday 10am to 12pm

FT9009
10 weeks
13/1/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Monday 10am to 12pm

FT9010
10 weeks
27/4/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

New: Sewing with Jersey
Make a garment in
stretchy fabric

Wednesday 10am to 3pm

FT9032
2 weeks
20/11/2019

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

 

Wednesday 10am to 3pm

FT9033
2 weeks
18/3/2020

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

 

Wednesday 10am to 3pm

FT9034
2 weeks
1/7/2020

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

Sew and make for mixed abilities

Wednesday 7pm to 9pm

FT9014
10 weeks
18/9/2019

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Wednesday 7pm to 9pm

FT9015
10 weeks
15/1/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Wednesday 7pm to 9pm

FT9016
10 weeks
29/4/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

Sewing skills for beginners

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9038
2 weeks
9/11/2019

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

 

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9039
2 weeks
7/3/2020

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

 

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9040
2 weeks
13/6/2020

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

Garment making

 

 

 

Make contemporary and vintage clothes using commercial patterns

Monday 12.30pm to 2.30pm

FT9011
10 week
16/9/2019

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Monday  12.30pm to 2.30pm

FT9013
10 week
27/4/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

Garment making for mixed abilities
Basic sewing machine
skills required

Monday 7pm to 9pm

FT9017
10 week
16/9/2019

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Monday 7pm to 9pm

FT9018
10 weeks
13/1/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Monday 7pm to 9pm

FT9019
10 weeks
27/4/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

New: Make a winter skirt

Thursday     12.30pm
to 2.30pm

FT9029
10 weeks
19/9/2019

£100 standard
£50 concession

New: Make a summer top

Thursday     12.30pm
to 2.30pm

FT9030
10 weeks
16/1/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

New: Make a pair of summer trousers

Thursday     12.30pm
to 2.30pm

FT9031
10 weeks
30/4/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

Making children's clothes
(mixed levels including beginners)

Friday 10am to 12pm

FT9020
10 weeks
20/9/2019

£100 standard
£50 concession

Upcycle your clothes
Bring new life to
pre-loved garments

Tuesday 1pm to
3pm

FT9021
10 weeks
14/1/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

Alteration station
Learn how to alter clothes

Monday 7pm to 9pm

FT9022
10 weeks
13/1/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

New: Make your own bags

Monday 12.30pm
to 2.30pm

FT8007
10 weeks
13/1/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

Cultural dress

African style dressmaking (mixed abilities including beginners)

Thursday 10am to 12pm

FT9026
10 weeks
19/9/2019

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Thursday 10am to 12pm

FT9027
10 weeks
16/1/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

 

Thursday 10am to 12pm

FT9028
10 weeks
30/4/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

Fashion skills

Foundation in fashion
(pattern
making and
construction)

Wednesday 10am to 2.30pm

FT9023
8 weeks
18/9/2019

£160 standard
£80 concession

Fashion and clothes making
Bring your own
patterns and learn
how to make clothes
to fit you

Wednesday 10am to 2.30pm

FT9024
8 weeks
15/1/2020

£160 standard
£80 concession

 

Wednesday 10am to 2.30pm

FT9025
8 weeks
29/4/2020

£160 standard
£80 concession

Pattern making for mixed levels

Friday 10am to 12pm

FT9035
10 weeks
1/5/2020

£100 standard
£50 concession

Saturday courses

New: Christmas Crafts

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9036
2 weeks
9/11/2019

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

New: Make a quilted bag

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9037
2 weeks
9/11/2019

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

New: Solve your sewing problems
Turn up a hem, take in a seam and other sewing problems
solved!

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9043
2 weeks
7/3/2020

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

Sewing skills for beginners

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9038
2 weeks
9/11/2019

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

 

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9039
2 weeks
7/3/2020

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

 

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9040
2 weeks
13/6/2020

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

Pattern making for beginners

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9041
2 weeks
7/3/2020

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

Pattern making formixed levels

Saturday 10am to 3pm

FT9042
2 weeks
13/6/2020

£45 standard
£22.50 concession

Lampshade making

Saturday 10am to 4pm

WU9008
2 weeks
09/11/2019

£55 standard
£27.50 concession

Soft furnishing

 

 

 

Cushions, curtains, blinds (and maybe a lampshade) 

Wednesday 6.30pm to 9pm

WU9007
10 weeks
18/9/2019

£125 standard
£62.50 concession

 

Wednesday 6.30pm to 9pm

WU9024
10 weeks
29/4/2020

£125 standard
£62.50 concession

Lampshade making

Saturday 10am to 4pm

WU9008
2 weeks
09/11/2019

£55 standard
£27.50 concession

Please pay in full when you enrol and bring along proof of identity and evidence of entitlement to concessionary fee

Contact information

adult.learning@southwark.gov.uk
020 7358 2100

Page last updated: 28 August 2019