In Barnsley you can learn the art of sewing at many places, from how to use your sewing machine, to pattern drafting garments and making accessories. Here are a few places you can pick up a new skill or two.
Barnsley College has both a full time course and an evening course in Fashion. Their full-time course in Fashion is one of the best in Yorkshire. a 2 year course covering sewing, marketing, textiles, illustration and more. See the full details here.
Their part-time evening course runs over 10 weeks with a different subject each time, the first one starting in September will be covering ‘Skirts’, then the next courses in January & April will covering a different garment type. You can learn to use sewing machines, pattern drafting, made-to-measure and different techniques. Find out all about it here.
Oh Sew Sweet Shop have two locations, one in the Fountain Parade, Mapplewell and the other on Dovecliffe Road, Wombwell. Their shops are based around fabrics, quilting, craft supplies and sweets! But they also run a lot of regular sewing classes, including some garment making and bag classes.
Barnsley Council run adult learning classes that usually last 5 weeks long and their sewing class covers basic skills, learning your machines, inserting zips, etc. Along with other courses like life skills and creative subjects, theses courses are great foundation building blocks for the money they charge. They are based in the Wellington House on Market Street, see more info on their course here.
If you know of other sewing classes that are happening or you are someone that teaches the skill, get in touch and let us know all about it and we can share your story.
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