Sewing and Dressmaking Skills - Intermediate

Ref: C3672467

Want to learn how to make clothes and accessories for yourself and your family? Use a sewing machine with confidence Use numeracy skills to take measurements correctly to draft, cut and sew garment. Learn skills and techniques to making a garment successfully Build a portfolio of your creative process Create a garment - salwar and kameez

Course aim

Have an understanding of the four key elements to producing a garment (measuring, drafting, cutting and sewing).

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • To learn to use sewing machine confidently, safely and independently
  • Use numeracy skills to accurately measure
  • To draft, cut and sew with confidence, accuracy and independence
  • To recognise the right fabric choices for chosen design
  • Build portfolio of work

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 may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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 provide the fabric for your own garment

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Sewing and Dressmaking Skills - Intermediate Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.


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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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