It's 'SEW' Easy - Sewing for Beginners and Improvers

Ref: C2523270

Sewing for Beginners will learn you the skills and techniques to make small hand crafted items in a lively and friendly atmosphere. You will learn how to draft a paper pattern, use a sewing and embroidery machine to produce quality items that look handmade not homemade!

Course aim

To provide an introduction to sewing, pattern making and machine embroidery with a view to implementing/developing these skills in your own home.

Who is the course for?

- This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

What topics will this course cover

- 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 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. Learners will be able to draft a paper pattern. 2. Learners will be able to program and operate a computerised embroidery machine. 3. Learners will be able to demonstrate 2 hand stiches. 4. Learners will be able to produce at least 3 quality items.

How will I know I'm making progress?

- 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 consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

- You can purchase fabric by the metre from the tutor who will carry a small selection, or bring your own. All machines, threads, scissors, pins etc are supplied by the tutor.

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

It's 'SEW' Easy - Sewing for Beginners and Improvers Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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