Professional Sewing Techniques

Professional Sewing Techniques
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 29 February 2020; 17 August 2020
  • Course duration: Five Saturdays or one week, 10 am - 4 pm

On this course, you'll be introduced to professional sewing techniques and garment construction.

Whether you're working in the industry, hoping to pursue academic study or are a home dressmaker seeking to improve your skillset, this course will help you develop your practical skills.


This course is ideal if you're already familiar with pattern drafting and cutting and would like to start developing your sewing techniques.

You’ll be introduced to the techniques through group demonstrations, handling samples, paper-based instructions and one-to-one feedback.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to confidently manufacture a garment with professional sewing techniques.

Tutor Profile: Deidre Niddrie has had a varied career working as a garment technologist and assistant designer for Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson and Victoria Beckham.

She is now an experienced fashion technician at Nottingham Trent University.

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the course you will:

  • sew and assemble a shirt from start to finish
  • use an overlocker, and learn how to set one up
  • learn about grainlines and different types of fabrics and their suitability to different projects
  • cut, lay, fold and bias cut on reverse fabrics
  • fuse fabrics, and learn why fabrics are fused differently
  • make buttonholes and understand different buttonhole construction.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £475.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £475.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418