Lingerie !

Ref: C3126711

The course is designed to develop a range of sewing skills by creating lingerie, such as a well fitted bra, or great fitting pants? Or maybe you just want a nice nightie or camisole? The aim of the course is to empower learners with a skill for life and boost their self-esteem and confidence. During this course we will look at suitable fabrics, pattern adaption, straps, rings and sliders. Students can then learn how to create rouleau straps, attach picot elastic, and add finishing touches to the chosen piece of lingerie. You will also learn how to confidently read and follow commercial patterns to construct unique garments working alone as well as with the tutor.

Course aim

This course is designed to help you create the perfect piece of lingerie, whether that be a well fitted bra, camisole, or nightie.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Confidently use a commercial pattern and make adaptions
  • Know what fabrics are suitable for lingerie
  • Cut out lingerie fabrics accurately
  • Attach picot elastic and create rouleau strap
  • Make a well fitted piece of lingerie

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be required to purchase suitable fabrics and materials in order for you to create your piece of lingerie. A basic sewing kit which should include, tape measure, pins and scissors.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A sewing kit is required. A pen and paper to take note.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Lingerie !


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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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