Mixed Sewing Skills

Ref: C2341177

Students will learn a variety of hand and machine sewing techniques and have the opportunity to create a variety of projects which will help them to learn, practice and develop their skills. There will be a series of progressive projects available for completion if the student wishes, or they will be supported in completing a project of their own choice. There may also be the opportunity to develop other skills such as embroidery, patchworks etc through completion of the tasks or the project of their choosing. Students will be encouraged to share their knowledge with their peers if they feel comfortable to do so.

Course aim

The course aims to provide basic sewing skills for beginners and improving technique for those with more experience.

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 variety of hand sewing techniques.
  • Use a sewing machine to complete basic or more advanced tasks depending upon experience.
  • Identify appropriate fabrics and techniques for projects to be completed.
  • Cut from commercial patterns understand their sizing and symbols and adapt patterns to fit.

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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Students to provide basic equipment eg scissors, pins, needles, unpicker, tape measure plus fabrics and commercial patterns as necessary. Sewing machines may be brought if PAT tested.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Mixed Sewing Skills

Enrolment 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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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