Introduction to Textiles - Sewing Machine Skills

Ref: C2419332

This course is aimed at beginners who want to learn how to use the sewing machine and apply those skills to other textile techniques. Students will learn to hand stitch and use the sewing machine to produce a number of samples that explore different stitches and the techniques of applique and quilting. Students will then have an opportunity to design and make a cushion cover using skills and techniques learned on the course.

Course aim

This course aims to teach students how to use the sewing machine and to experiment with basic hand and machine stitching. Students will learn the textile techniques of quilting and applique.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Set up a sewing machine, change threads, re wind a bobbin, use other attachments.
  • Use a variety of stitches on the sewing machine.
  • Produce samples using a quilting technique
  • Produce samples using an applique technique
  • Make a cushion cover

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?

  • 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
  • Verbal feedback and evaluation will be given during each session on a one to one basis as you work.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Introduction to Textiles - Sewing Machine Skills Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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