Sewing Easy Crafts and Gifts

Ref: C3126483

A fun and creative course for any one who would love to have ago at making/ sewing . You will start with making a gorgeous lavender filled heart and padded lavender filled coat hanger. You will be learning lots of hand sewing techniques, be able to understand and use sewing/craft patterns and templates, know how to cut all fabric pieces correctly and get to know some of the resources needed to make crafts. All materials will be provided, but please bring a thimble if you have one. There will be lots of beautiful fabrics and trims to choose from. No sewing experience required.

Course aim

You will use hand sewing to make a lavender filled heart and a padded coat hanger to keep for yourself or to give as gifts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Sew using simple hand sewing techniques
  • Thread a needle and be able to use sewing equipment correctly
  • Follow simple sewing patterns
  • Cut fabric pieces out accurately
  • Sew together a simple craft

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Sewing Easy Crafts and Gifts

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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