The Production Sewing Machinist Programme

The Production Sewing Machinist Programme is a series of seven courses, which include forty eight lessons and over one hundred activities  that combine online and practical learning.


Developed by industry, the content covers best practice in relation to the role of a production sewing machinist, industrial sewing methods,  quality, costs, efficiency, materials, machines, health and safety, working relationships  and employability skills.

This programme is designed to kick start industrial sewing machinists training, providing fundamental skills and knowledge on which to build further technical expertise. 

The programme can be taken as a whole or as individual courses.

New recruits – Get the skills to join the industry

Individuals can register and self learn a long they have access to an industrial lockstitch sewing machine (flatbed) and an industrial overlocker 


Employers –Train and retain your staff

Employers can deliver the programme as part of the induction training for new recruits. 

Training Providers – Offer training that meets industry needs 

Training Providers can deliver the programme to support the industries  skills pipeline or as part of national apprenticeships.


See a full programme overview below

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UKFT Courses 

A course developed by industry leaders

This is a unique training programme designed to support the growing demand for industrial sewing skills. As the UK’s largest fashion and textiles network, we have worked with various established fashion and textiles brands and businesses to develop this programme, which is tuned into the real skills need of today’s industry.

Providing key skills & industry knowledge

The programme is guaranteed to be relevant to the needs of today’s industry, with ongoing reviews and updates to ensure that learners are equipped with the technical expertise, knowledge and know-how with focus on technical, practical and employability skills.


Flexible learning

Fit your learning around your current routine or job role. Content can be applied immediately if you are employed as a trainee production sewing machinist, undertaken in a learning environment with a training provider or used to train yourself as a self-employed machinist looking to work from home. 


The programme can be purchased as a whole or as individual course by independent learners, employers and training providers. 

Full Programme of
Six Courses

Non-Apprenticeship option

from £390.00

+ VAT*

*price per person, member and cohort discounts available

Full Programme of
Seven Courses

For learners on the Sewing Machinist Apprenticeship

from £445.00


*price per person, member and cohort discounts available

Individual Courses

Each course can be purchased seperately

Prices per person, member and cohort discounts available

Discounts Available

Cohorts of 5+ Learners

10% discount

UKFT Members

10% discount

UKFT Members​ with Cohorts of 5+ Learners

20% discount

How it works

Create a learner account
Complete the courses
Earn your digital certification

Are you an employer or training provider?

Get support

If you are supporting a learner as an employer or training provider contact us for guidance. We can provide you with supporting materials, staff training and advice on effective ways of delivering this programme.