Stitching Academy for Tomorrow's Designers

Stitching Academy for Tomorrow's Designers

Fashion Enter


Stitching Academy for Tomorrow's Designers

This course forms part of Creative Skillset's Creative Pathways programme supported by JP Morgan.

This course is usually £850 but is FREE for residents in East London


Do you live in East London? Are you wanting to start a career in fashion?

Stitching Academy for Designers is a six week course, which will teach the fundamentals of using a variety of industrial sewing machines: how to set them up and use them safely, maintain the machines and identify the correct settings for the fabric.

You will practice a variety of sewing techniques to produce a range of stitch samples, garments, measuring, cutting and constructing a basic pattern, and learn to identify what is good and poor quality.

What you will study:

You will study 3 units, each 4 credits which, upon successful completion, will gain you an accredited qualification which is the ABC Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles.

The Units:
Using Industrial Sewing Machinery (4 credits)
In this unit you will develop the skills in the use of industrial sewing machinery. This includes how to identify the main parts of an overlocker and flatbed straight stitch machines, demonstrate how to thread them correctly, insert the bobbin, adjust the tension and produce a range of sewing tests.

Industrial Sewing Operations (4 credits)
In this unit you will develop skills in the use of industrial sewing machinery. This includes how to use a lockstitch machine to produce a range of seam and hem samples, join fabric with an overlocker and adjust stitch tension appropriately to achieve a suitable finish.

Inspection of Finished Sewn Products (4 credits)
In this unit you will learn about the inspection process involved when inspecting finished sewn products. You will then be required to demonstrate that you can inspect finished products.

This includes recognising what happens after a passed and failed inspection and identifying the relevant tools, machinery and documents needed during the inspection process.

How you will be taught:

This is a very ‘hands on’ course so right from the start, you will be learning practical processes. You will be inducted into Health and Safety procedures and policies to ensure you work safely amongst your fellow learners and teachers. Your progress will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are getting the most from the course.

What can I do once I have completed the course?
Upon successfully completing the course, you can seek employment with your new found skills or you can progress onto our Stitching Academy Level 2 course or apply for an apprenticeship.

When can I start?
You can apply now – Fashion Enter are taking on applicants on a month-by-month basis.

How can I apply?
Email or telephone 0208 809 3311.

Mode of learning
Subsidised for East London residents

Contact information


Course Location


Fashion Enter

Unit 14 Crusader Industrial Estate
167 Hermitage Road
N4 1LZ.

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