Building Upon the Basics of Sewing Skills

Ref: C2339694

On this course students who already have basic sewing skills with learn a range of more technical skills, practicing them on a selection of projects. Through this method of learning students will understand when it is appropriate to use each technique to its benefit in their own work. Students will have a number of weeks on the course to use the techniques learnt and apply them to projects of their choice with support and guidance from the tutor

Course aim

To enable students to learn some more technical sewing skills to enhance the basic skills at take their work to the next level

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Learn how to sew patchwork techniques and understand the accuracy and precision required
  • Learn a variety of techniques for quilting
  • Sew with more complex fabrics, learning how to handle those and any specialist equipment needed
  • Learn how to attach a zip closure on a bag and the range of ays in which this can be done

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • If students are able to bring a basic sewing kit including scissors, pins, tailors chalk, tape measure, seam ripper, and threads that would be helpful

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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Building Upon the Basics of Sewing Skills

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Waiting List Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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