What is the course about?
How to cut out and use a trouser pattern. You will be making a simple fitted trouser for a man or woman.
*This course has a maximum of 8 learners to allow for learners to have sufficient space to work on a pair of trousers each in our studio. As such the price has been adjusted to reflect this.
What will we cover?
- Creating trousers from a commercial pattern
- Cutting out using chosen fabric
- Understanding Grain lines
- Inserting fastenings
-The perfect interfacing
-Refining machining a hem suitable for trousers
- Pressing the garment
- Simple techniques & tips for your chosen style
-Understanding design details
-Choosing suitable fabrics for your patterns.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Read & assemble trousers from a commercial pattern.
- Cut out fabric of your choice correctly adhering to ‘grainlines’.
- Produce several samples techniques for different techniques
- Demonstrate knowledge and ability to sew a simple pair of trousers with neat seams & hem techniques.
- Produce a finished garment by using the above techniques to your style.
More advanced learners will:
- Produce trousers with some design details or decorative embellishment and refine their sewing skills.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable to those with sewing experience, or for those that need to refresh their skills. You should be able to use a commercial pattern , take confidently measurements and understand verbal and written instructions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals. Group discussions and feedback are encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Basic sewing equipment will be provided.
You will need to buy fabric for your specific project and a pattern to suit your tastes. Guidance will be given in week one for purchasing the correct style of pattern, the correct type and quantity of fabric, matching threads and any specialist needles by your tutor.
You will need to bring your purchased pattern and fabric to session two.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
VX444 Clothes making II
VX346 Intermediate clothes making I
VX445 Clothes making III.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details