Sewing for Fun

Ref: C3671890

This course aims to build on existing sewing skills and to introduce learners to new techniques. We will make patchwork items: choice of aprons, cushion covers, bags or a baby's cot quilt or other suggestions made by the participants. We could introduce inserting zips, hand finishing and using simple paper patterns (learning how to use them, identify the symbols and alter to fit). If the learners request different skills, every effort will be made to accommodate these.

Course aim

To provide opportunities to improve existing sewing skills, and learn some new techniques, particularly patchwork and using paper patterns.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • You will be able to make a simple project that you choose, using patchwork, learning how to make the patches, sew them together, match colours and patterns to produce a lovely finished item,
  • You will learn how to insert a zip if your project requires one
  • You will work with everyone in the group, sharing ideas and expertise
  • You will have the opportunity to use a paper pattern if your project needs one.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your 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
  • You will need to bring some fabric and additional items such as zips.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Sewing for Fun

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  • 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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