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City & Guilds: Tailoring course @ Inkberrow Design Centre

City & Guilds: Tailoring course @ Inkberrow Design Centre

Course Provider: Inkberrow Design Centre

Contact Name: Brenda Killigrew

Telephone: 0152769100

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The Old Needle Works, Britten House
Britten Street
B97 6HD

Course Length: 120 hours

Price: £1200

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Levels 2 and 3 C&G tailoring courses available in the West Midlands (Wednesday Daytimes).

Inkberrow Design centre offers an excellent tailoring academy offering both City and Guilds and private courses.

In the Level 2 course you will make three garments to your own design, or from commercial patterns, these garments include a tailored jacket or coat, a waistcoat and a pair of trousers or skirt following tailoring techniques and skills.


Three projects are to be undertaken and a folder of work is to be produced. The Design for Craft studies will be presented, appropriately, with the assessments.
A lined, hip length jacket or coat with a rever collar and a two-piece set-in sleeve
A tailored straight skirt with a back vent or a tailored pair of trousers
A tailored waist-length waistcoat, single or double breasted
A folder of work
Project 2 must include a zip with a zip protector/placket/guard
The vent may be closed or open
One garment must include piped or bound buttonholes
One garment must include a welt or a jetted pocket with or without a flap
Patterns for the garments made can be commercial, trace, graph or centre devised patterns

Please click through to our website for more details and for a booking form.

2016 sees us celebrate 25 years of fashion, design, textile courses and workshops! Inkberrow Design Centre (IDC) is based in Redditch, just South of Birmingham in the West Midlands and offers a wide range of City & Guilds and recreational courses. We pride ourself on tailoring the courses to the individual learners’ needs and requirements, and can offer a flexible programme. IDC incorporates the Old Needle Works Craft Centre.

For further information, contact us by phone or via the email contact form. If you are travelling a long way for one of our courses or workshops you may wish to stay overnight. Please contact us for a list of places that have been used by previous students and that we recommend.

What's included in the price?

Completion is 120 hours - normally over a period of one year and can be achieved at either full or
part time study.

Full time study is one full day per week – completion of the course is 20 weeks.

Part time study is one evening per week – completion of the course is 40 weeks.

A Payment of £1200 can be paid in full or in 4 payments (Plus £30 Admin fee)

Onsite Facilities:
A ground floor haberdashery store, ground floor toilets and a ground floor craft and art store selling local artists work, including jewellery, home decoration, accessories and more!

The Old Needle Works is also host to an onsite Tea Room style Crafty Cafe, which opens 11am - 3pm. The Cafe have put together a workshop lunch package for us, priced at £6.50, which you can pre book by calling or texting your order through to Joan on 07731 181152 before the course starts. This includes a sandwich/salad (cheese or ham or tuna) on granary or 50/50 bread with a drink (tea/coffee/juice) cake and/or fruit. Unfortunately the cafe are sorry they are unable to accommodate any unusual dietary requirements.

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