An Introduction to Sewing Skills

Ref: C3841724

This course is for beginners who have not used a sewing machine before or not used one for a long time and would like to refresh their sewing skills. Students will learn how to set up and use a sewing machine with confidence and then learn basic core skills which will prepare them for a future workshop to make simple first time projects.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to basic sewing skills on a sewing machine for students to gain confidence. Students will make a simple project to demonstrate the skills learned on the course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • set up and use a sewing machine with confidence
  • Change machine feet and use for different tasks
  • Change a machine needle
  • Change and use stitch length and stitch width facility on the machine
  • clean and oil a sewing machine and carry out basic maintainance

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?

  • 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?

  • Basic sewing kit, list provided by tutor at first session

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

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An Introduction to Sewing Skills

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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