Sewing Skills 2

Ref: C3671871

The course will cover taking body measurements, transferring measurements onto the fabric using mathematical skills, creating a pattern and stitching the garment. Students will develop skills that will enable them to consider other pathways and opportunities.

Additional information about this course

This course is for women only

Course aim

To develop skills in sewing by using techniques and methods for students who may have prior experience of taking measurements, pattern cutting and sewing. To build confidence and become independent in making their own garments.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is for women only.

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

  • Take body measurements confidently and independently.
  • Create a pattern by applying the measurements taken and to develop understanding how free style patterns are created.
  • Stitch and complete the full outfit confidently and independently.
  • Learn how to use sewing machines, zipper foot, button hole foot and other related sewing equipment, safely and effectively within health and safety guidelines.
  • To become confident and independent learners

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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
  • 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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Fabric for your garment, sewing kit consisting of pins, hand sewing needles, thread, unpicker, tailors chalk, tape measure, pen, note pad

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

Download full course outline

Sewing Skills 2 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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