Asian Fashion - Beginners / Intermediate

Learning Aspects: Key Skills / Techniques / Outcomes

Subject techniques: Cutting and sewing skills

Tools/equipment: You will need tape measure, pencil, ruler, unpick, chalk, scissors, fabric and pins.

Research and enrichment: Course elements will include researching history, culture and diversity

Sustainability: Use of recycled and upcycled materials. Production research and sustainable materials

Project / Product Outcome:

Program teaching is delivered through a blend of classroom teaching and online learning, for example:

  • Tutor demonstrations
  • Practical activities
  • Research discussions

Intermediate learners will identify personal learning goals, which will be included on Individual Learning Plans. Progress towards achieving these goals will be regularly assessed by conversation and 1:1 discussion with the tutor.

You will be expected to work independently and engage in group tasks in order to develop your skills and knowledge. The course covers a range of techniques, skills, sustainability, and an awareness of employment other opportunities in the subject.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

Course outcomes for beginners:

  • To use sewing machines, tools and equipment safely and correctly.
  • To take and record body measurements for your chosen project.
  • To produce samples of techniques.
  • To produce a wearable item of clothing.
  • An awareness of employment opportunities in the textiles industry.

Intermediate learners will identify personal learning goals and sewing techniques which will be discussed in the first meeting.


This course is for anyone, including beginners, with an interest in sewing and making Asian clothes. Because the course involves taking notes and measurements, you will need to have basic levels of English and Maths. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.

Course length

Course lengths vary. Please check the BAES web site BAES Learning Directory, visit or telephone one of our adult learning centres for details of dates and start times.

Next steps

It could lead to further courses in NCFE clothes making at higher levels.

Your responsibilities as a learner on this course

To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual and to bring the correct materials to each session. A commitment to working independently outside the classroom is required.

Costs – Additional to course fees

Tools and equipment are available for your use at the centres. However, you will need to purchase some tools and materials for your project. The additional course costs will vary depending on the size of the project you are making, this will be discussed with you at enrolment.

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