Fashion School

If fashion is your passion, we have a number of Newham College-accredited fashion and tailoring courses available to satisfy the fashionista within you.


As part of Newham College London, the Fashion and Textile Museum is hosting a series of practical design short courses in collaboration with the College’s Fashion & Tailoring department. Aimed at adults wishing to gain a detailed understanding of fashion techniques, develop skills before undertaking a qualification course or simply to satisfy a hobby, the full range of courses will cover topics from pattern cutting and draping to tailoring techniques.

Newham College is well established in teaching Fashion and Tailoring at their East Ham campus, with links to Saville Row, and is a partner of the Fashion District in East London. The Fashion & Tailoring department runs a number of qualification courses designed to equip students with an understanding and knowledge of garment construction techniques used in the industry while building their confidence, skills and professional experience. For a full list of courses and to apply, please visit

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A fashion and textile student cutting a pattern

Short Course in Pattern Cutting

2 Oct – 6 Nov 2023

A practical 5-day short course perfect for beginners looking to gain pattern cutting experience and skills.

Pattern block making

Bespoke Pattern Block Making

13 Nov – 11 Dec 2023

A 5-day course focusing on creating bespoke fashion pattern cutting blocks, the perfect follow-up to Pattern Cutting.

Short Course in Draping

8 Jan – 5 Feb 2024

Learn the techniques involved in draping on a dress form at this beginner's 5-day short course.

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