Fashion Sampling Techniques – City & Guilds

IDC, in partnership with Leicester College, is proud to offer a City & Guilds in Fashion Sampling Techniques. The course includes everything you need to know to get started in sewing, or if you are returning to sewing, then this is the course to give you renewed sewing confidence.

You will create your own unique sample folder of sewing techniques that covers all that is needed for garment construction. For example, you will master how to sew zips, install and amend pockets, make several types of dart and sew a selection of seams.

The course lasts 6 weeks.

Learn flexibly by choosing 1 of 3 learning pathways

Option 1 – Daytime – 8th November and ends 13th December 2018. A weekly daytime session between 9:30 till 2:30pm. Taught by BBC Sewing Bee contestant and writer – Jenniffer Taylor.

Option 1 – Evening – 8th November and ends 17th January. Taught evenings from 6:30 – 9:00pm. Taught by corsetry specialist and college tutor – Sheena Glazzard.


Option 2 – Daytime – 10th January – 14th February. 9:30am – 2:30pm. Taught by Jenniffer Taylor.

Option 2 – Evening – 24th January – 18th April. 6:30 – 9:00pm. Taught by Sheena Glazzard.


Option 3 – Daytime – 28th February – 4th April. 9:30 till 2:30pm. Taught by Jenniffer Taylor.

Option 3- Evening – 25th April – 18th July. 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Taught by Sheena Glazzard.


Course cost is £395. Payment plan is £250 minimum payment, with 2nd and final payment to be made on 3rd session of course. For example, you start the course on 8th November and pay £250. With final £145 to pay 22nd November, or pay full cost on application.