Sewing - Make your own Rag Doll

Course code: ICKU207P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


17th Jun 2023 - 17th Jun 2023

Gosford Hill School

Contact details

01235 555 585

An introductory workshop into the making of a rag doll (approx. 33 cms) complete with dress and underwear. You will gain confidence and skills in a relaxed and friendly learning environment.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

During the course you will make a rag doll using hand, machine, and embroidery techniques.

• How to measure and cut out accurately and safely.
• How to construct the body and attach the hair.
• How to follow pattern and sewing instructions to make a dress, briefs, camisole top and petticoat for the doll.
• Cover basic hand, machine sewing (please bring your machine, if you have one and manual) and embroidery techniques.

Please do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

Materials for the Rag Doll will be provided, but you will need to bring the following with you:

Basic sewing equipment:
Fabric scissors, paper scissors, embroidery scissors, colour-headed pins, hand sewing needles, tape measure, tailors chalk, fabric marking pen and tacking thread. 30cm/12” ruler, small safety pins and knitting needle. Low tack tape.

Please bring lunch and refreshments with you.
Free parking.

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.

You will be able to use the skills and knowledge and techniques you have learnt by enrolling on a:

Beginners or Improvers sewing course (women/childrenswear)
Beginners Patchwork and quilting workshop
Upcycle your garments
This course is suitable for complete beginners or for those who have a little knowledge but want to start from the basics and improve their skills, knowledge, and techniques.

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 2022 prior to starting the course.
Materials cost for Rag Doll included in workshop fee.

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.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £12.00

Total Cost: £54.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £12.00

Total Cost: £37.20

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.
Observation/demonstration, self-assessment, question & answer, reading, practical exercises and 1:1 tutor support.

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.