Sewing Bees (Basic Sewing Skills)

This back-to-basics course is ideal for those who are terrified to pick up a sewing needle!


Why take this course?

Having the ability to sew on a button, sew a hem onto your trousers or even just have the confidence to use a needle is something we take for granted. This course will help you do these tasks and boost your confidence to do more DIY sewing. 

What you will experience

This short course is suitable for all levels of ability and covers a variety of topics including:

  • Several sewing techniques and types of stitches
  • Introduction to a sewing machine (threading a needle, sewing in a straight line)
  • Creating a seam

You will be given plenty of opportunities to practice new skills under the supervision of an expert tutor, boosting your confidence to tackle your own sewing tasks!

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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course and no previous experience is required.

What you will need

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

What you need to know

Anything else?

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

Next steps




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
30 October 2019 4 Weeks Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £59.00
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22 April 2020 4 Weeks Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £59.00
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Fraserburgh Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
1 November 2019 4 Weeks Friday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm £59.00
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14 May 2020 4 Weeks Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £59.00
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Inverurie Learning Centre

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
5 March 2020 4 Weeks Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £59.00
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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.