Sew Ho Ho - Seasonal Sewing

Ref: C3672128

You will learn a range of skills throughout the seasonal sewing course, such as bagging out, top-stitching, applique and inner construction techniques. Demonstrations will be offered throughout the sessions to aid you in completing your chosen project/ projects by the end of the course. Sewing machines are provided. You will need a sewing kit including pins, chalk, un-picker and threads. Materials required; Stocking - 50cm main fabric, 50cm contrast fabric, 50cm padding, Glitter trim120cm cord 20cm. Gift bag - 100cm main fabric, 140cm cord. Advent Calendar - 100cm calico/ plain fabric, 50cm padding, 5 x mixed fat quarter contrast fabrics

Course aim

Get into the christmas spirit with some seasonal sewing, make an advent calendar, christmas stocking or present bag.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need basic sewing machine skills

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

  • Use a pattern
  • Cut out fabric
  • Stitch together a christmas stocking, advent calendar or/an present bag
  • Demonstrate health and safety awareness when using the sewing machine and irons
  • Engage with other learners from the community

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Sewing machines are provided. You will need a sewing kit including pins, chalk, un-picker and threads. Materials amounts are noted above.

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

Download full course outline

Sew Ho Ho - Seasonal Sewing 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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