Sewing for All

Ref: C3672094

This course will include; 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 garments

Course aim

To develop sewing skills needed to create a diversity of garments. To build confidence in sewing and applying new ideas. To become more independent in making their own garments.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only. The students are recruited by the childrens centre

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

  • Take body measurements confidently, independently, accurately, transfer them to fabric according to individual measurements
  • Create and complete a garment design 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 creativity skills and to make versatile designs which will challenge learning.

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 measure 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 All Course Outline

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Conditions

You can 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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