Dressmaking

Ref: C3672365

You will explore the world of dressmaking by developing your own sewing skills. You will provide your own project and the tutor will guide and support you through it. You will be at the centre of your own learning. You will be shown a variety of dressmaking skills as a group and individually. You will learn and share within your community.

Course aim

To use a sewing machine safely and build confidence in personal sewing skills

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Use a sewing machine safely
  • lay patterns correctly
  • cut fabric correctly
  • complete a variety of sewing samples
  • finish a piece of clothing or accessory

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

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
  • bring a sewing kit and fabrics

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

Dressmaking 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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