Sewing for Improvers

Ref: C3672089

This course will include creating new garment designs, by taking and transferring body measurements and using different foots on the sewing machine. Students will develop on sewing skills to initiate and independently create new patterns.

Course aim

To develop on existing sewing skills, and to inspire students to create unique garments. To encourage to become more independent in making their own garments. To present and teach new garment styles for sewing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • The students are recruited by the children's centre

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

  • Take body measurements confidently, independently, accurately, and adapt body measurements to individual measurements.
  • Create a pattern by applying the measurements taken and to develop understanding how free style patterns are created.
  • Learn how to use sewing machines, zipper foot, hem foot, button hole and other related sewing equipment safely and effectively within health and safety guidelines.
  • To become confident and independent at sewing
  • To develop on creativity skills by giving students the opportunity to create their own visions

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 will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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?

  • Fabric, sewing kit consisting of pins, needles, thread, un-picker, tailors chalk, tape measur,e pen, note pad

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Sewing for Improvers 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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