All Sewn Up is a textile furnishing training project established in 1990, which provides marketable skills in design and craft, more specifically, in curtain making and textiles through selected City & Guilds accredited courses.
Based in Lambeth, trainees are from a wide variety of ages and ethnic backgrounds. The project's inclusive ethos attracts many single parents and has a positive approach to disability.
For many it represents their first experience of adult education and employment preparation. Basic literacy and numeracy skills are integrated within the curriculum when needed.
Each course is limited to 12 learners per group which enables a high level of tutor support. Trainees attend one day a week for 36 weeks, in a relaxed and friendly environment with excellent facilities.
The City & Guilds courses rely on ongoing fundraising initiatives to support the program.
Fees and materials are subsidised by the Charity with a nominal student contribution, which is waived under hardship circumstances.
All Sewn Up now offers a Community Learning Program (CLP) which is self funding. Some of the income generated helps to subsidise the City & Guilds courses.
Currently the CLP runs courses in soft furnishing, clothes making and embroidery.