Introduction to
Sewing & Textiles

Get to grips with basic but essential sewing techniques.


Why take this course?

Sewing has re-emerged in the 21st Century as a fun art form and a great way to express one’s creativity in a very practical way. This beginners level course offers a firm introduction to this useful craft, and is intended to provide anyone with an interest in fabrics and fashion with basic sewing skills, as well as an understanding of materials and textiles. Upon course completion you should have at least one completed fabric piece, and will have the skills needed to sew your own unique creations/textile pieces for your home.

What you will experience

You will be given plenty of hands-on training, and by the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate independence and creativity in the use of equipment and textiles. Outcomes include:

  • Basic sewing skills (hand and machine)
  • Introduction to the use of a sewing machine
  • Using specialist equipment for the manufacture of a textile item
  • Using quick methods to make an item
  • Applying creative craft skills to introduce originality to your textile items
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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. 

What you will need

Students may need to provide their own materials, as advised by the tutor.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note, this course is not eligible for fee waiver.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College:



Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
20 January 2020 10 Weeks Monday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £179.00
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Ellon Learning Centre

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
17 January 2020 10 Weeks Friday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm £179.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.