Sewing Machine Improvers

Ref: C2338351

This course is for those who have existing sewing skills and are looking to develop. You will be able to work on your individual sewing projects with the help of the tutor. We will look at more advanced techniques to help develop your knowledge and skill level. Topics covered are dressmaking, home accessories and bag making.

Course aim

A course to develop existing sewing skills. Looking at a range of advanced skills to use on dressmaking and home accessory projects.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Make my own paper sewing pattern from scratch.
  • Put a zip into a garment/bag/purse
  • To work with a range of fabrics that are more challenging to sew with, e.g velvet, heavy denim etc
  • Understand and work independently using a commercial pattern.
  • To embellish my work using different machine stitches.

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to bring the materials for your projects. You will be given a guide at the beginning of the course.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Sewing Machine Improvers Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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