Introduction to Fashion and Textiles

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This course is designed for those interested in; fashion and textiles, starting a new hobby or pursuing a new career. You will need little to no experience in fashion and textile design as this course will start with the very basics.

During this course you will develop your artistic abilities and learn the techniques needed to construct basic garments and accessories. You will work in Edinburgh College school of art’s fashion and textile studio where you will receive training in sewing machines, garment construction, fabric dyeing, embroidery and embellishments. You will also learn pattern cutting which can lead to further design studies or employment in the fashion and textiles sector. This course will provide you with a portfolio that you can use in UCAS and further study applications to study an art and design course at a university level.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required but students should have an interest in fashion and textiles.

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

12-14 weeks


Art and Design

SCQF Level