Pattern Making and Sewing
On this course you will learn to independently create your own dressmaking or craft items from pattern to sewing completion. The tutor will aim to create a supportive community environment where everyone is equal and can learn at their own pace.
Additional information about this course
No class on 30/05/17
The main aim for this course is to give the students the ability to be independently making patterns and complete a wide range of different sewing projects.
Who is the course for?
Anyone can join this class. A little bit of experience in sewing is preferable.
What topics will this course cover
On this course we will cover how to design your own pattern, cut out fabrics and sew a wide range of different sewing projects. You will be able to hand sew items as well as use a shared machine in order to achieve your aims.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1. Make craft patterns 2. Sew a craft item 3. Create a dress making pattern 4. Sew a garment 5. Demonstrate an understanding of the process from pattern to finished product
How will I know I'm making progress?
Guidance, feedback and step by step support will be given throughout the course.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
You need to bring a small sewing and pattern cutting kit with the following items: fabric and paper scissors, needle and thread, tape measure, pins, ruler or pattern master, notebook and pencil. You will need fabric and pattern paper on this course which can either be brought along or purchased from the tutor on an as needed basis.
Reading and information sources
No reading or preparation is required for this course.
What could the course lead to?
This course could lead to more advanced courses or independent making at home.
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