Turn Old Clothes into New Fashion

Ref: C3840451

The course is for anyone who would like to develop basic sewing skills to make well fitted garments, but are not confident in taking measurements and drawing patterns .You should able to learn step by step how to take body measurements and research the latest garment design by using IT.

Course aim

The aim is for students to develop new skills and to make new outfits from old clothes. To arrange the students in the community engaging in activities to donate the complete garment to charity.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Research fashion and clothing styles and tips using 2 sources
  • Identify the 2 types of old clothing suitable for recycling
  • 2. Identify the 2 types of old clothing suitable for recycling 3. Demonstrate 2 techniques for recycling old clothes
  • 4. Break down of cost for the completed item
  • 5. Present and review finished product

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?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

Download full course outline

Turn Old Clothes into New Fashion Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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