Award Crest
York College

Entry Requirements

A basic working knowledge of a sewing machine and how to use it along with some experience of pattern cutting is expected. This course is for intermediate and advanced level students.

Dates and Times

We are hoping to run this course in Autumn 2017.

Course Content

Moving on from using commercial patterns onto independent pattern-drafting to make you really consider what makes a good design, how good designs are created and how they can be used to develop a unique individual style.

Emphasis is placed on developing garment patterns working directly from the stand and drafted blocks.

Consideration of fabrics will be encouraged; how they drape, how they fall, how they stretch and how they feel.

Good shapes, fabrics, patterns and colours all work together and are all key to the finished garment to be produced.


Students may move onto other Awards, Diplomas, Art School courses in the field of Art, Design and Craft. The tutor will be available to advise on progression and opportunities for further study.

Course Fees 

The course will cost £220.
Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770400.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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