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Sewing - Sewing Introductory Workshop Into Sewing – Create A Tote Bag

Course code: ISAV301P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

09:30 - 13:30

Days of week:


Course date:

11th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

A half day workshop, designing and creating a simple Tote Bag
How to measure and cut out safely

How to use basic hand and machine sewing stitches

How to follow instructions to make your bag

Materials for your project will be provided for this workshop. See Fee information details.

Sewing machines are provided but you may wish to bring your own including the manual.

Please bring your basic sewing kit with you:

Fabric scissors, small embroidery scissors

Or Rotary cutters plus cutting board and ruler (if you prefer to use these instead of scissors)

Sewing needles

Tacking thread

Tape measure

Colour headed pins

Fabric marking pen or chalk pencil.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Beginners Dressmaking, Patchwork and Quilting for Beginners, Creative Cushions and Bags, Roman Blind, Love your Sewing Machine, Upcycle your Garments, Christmas Stocking. Alternatively, there are other creative courses at Abingdon & Witney College
Entry criteria
Very basic sewing knowledge

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2023 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
A materials fee of £10 applies

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £38.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £10.00

Total Cost: £48.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £10.00

Total Cost: £10.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.