First Pattern and Sewing for Beginners

Ref: C3528569

On this course you will learn the first steps to independently create your own dressmaking or craft items, such as cushions, purses, skirts and children's dresses. The tutor will aim to create a supportive community environment where everyone is equal and can learn at their own pace.

Additional information about this course

No class 24/10

Course aim

The main aim for this course is to give the student their first foundation for independently making patterns and both hand and machine sewing.

Who is the course for?

- This course is for beginners

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:

How will I know I'm making progress?

- 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 - A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress - 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, do or bring?

- You need to bring a sewing/pattern cutting kit with : scissors, needles, thread, tape measure, pins, ruler/pattern master, notebook and pencil. Fabric can either be brought along or purchased from the tutor on an as needed basis.

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

First Pattern and Sewing for Beginners 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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