Extend your machine sewing abilities with this one-day workshop. Created by popular demand, this follow up to our beginner's course will give you the opportunity to develop your skills further and take on new sewing challenges.


Meet our students Ethan Thorne

Ethan Thorne

“I chose Newbury College because it has a healthy environment in which I can enjoy creative freedom.”

Meet our students James Lockhart

James Lockhart

“My time at college has been really positive. I’ve been able to focus solely on one subject that I really enjoy and I’m progressing onto university with an unconditional offer at the university of my choice.”

James Lockhart
Art and Design

Meet our students Thea Clarke

Thea Clarke

“I would recommend Newbury College as I have had so much support. I have enjoyed developing my skills in spray painting and printmaking techniques.”

Meet our students Willow Hammond-Ellaway

Willow Hammond-Ellaway

“I chose to study at Newbury College because it was conveniently close. I also loved the course choices, such a huge range, it was very difficult for me to decide what would be best. I had a lot of support to help me choose what course would be best for my future. I have enjoyed the confidence that I have gained from my course and I am very thankful for everything the college has done for me.”

  • Description

    This one-day course will focus on creating items from pre-cut kits with easy step-by-step instructions and tutor support. You will learn how to make small and useful items on your sewing machine with activities that demonstrate useful sewing techniques.

    If you have a pre-loved item of clothing that you would like to reinvent or upcycle, then this is also a great opportunity to bring it back to life.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to have a basic working knowledge of machine sewing, ideally having taken our Beginners course or experience using your own machine.

  • Qualification

    There are no formal qualifications attached to this course.

  • Progression

    You can progress to the Machine Sewing Improvers course at Newbury College and attempt more advanced projects. You may also want to consider other creative courses such as drawing and painting.

  • Assessment

    This is a non-accredited short course. You will be able to self-assess your own achievement through your ability to carry out the skills you learn during the course.

  • Home Study

    This is a one-day course and no homework will be set. You are however encouraged to continue practicing the skills you learn and put them into practice.

  • Work Placement

    Work placement is not included on this programme.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    There is a £10 fee for materials which is included in the price.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
99085/WB/01 222301 Saturday 11/02/2023 11/02/2023 10:00 - 15:00 £85

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.