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

Ref: C2523271

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.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

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

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 consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • 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.

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

Download full course outline

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

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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