Beginners Sewing

Ref: C2523617

This course is for absolute beginners, with no previous knowledge of the subject. You will be able to develop sewing skills and will be supported to make your own project in class. As part of a supportive group you will learn a new skill each week, such as being able to read a pattern, and undertake sizing and measuring tasks.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to support students with no previous knowledge of the subject to develop sewing skills and methods of sewing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Demonstrate health and safety around the classroom
  • Use patterns
  • Maintain a sewing machine
  • Demonstrate sizing and measuring skills
  • Use different attachments on a sewing machine

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

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need a basic sewing kit, which can be built up gradually. You won't need to buy everything all at once

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Think about a project you would like to make and bring your idea to the class

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Beginners Sewing 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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