Dressmaking for Beginners

Ref: C2524581

This is the perfect sewing course for you if you are a beginner and new to sewing and wanting to learn basic skills in sewing and dress making. Step by step support will be provided during the whole course. You are free to learn in your own time. The class is very friendly, safe and supportive. Perfect environment to learn new skills. During the course you will be working on your own projects as well as working towards a set task.

Course aim

The purpose of the course is covering: Basics of using a sewing machine. Basics of dress making including ,taking body measurements and creating simple dress patterns. Introduction to different types of dressmaking fabrics.

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 sewing machine confidently
  • Follow a sewing pattern
  • Understand a pre printed sewing patterns
  • Demonstrate two dressmaking techniques
  • Use a zip for garments

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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Students are welcome to bring their own sewing machines.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Dressmaking for Beginners

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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