Make A Cape

Ref: C3126718

The aim of the course is to empower you with a skill for life and boost your self-esteem and confidence in sewing. During this course we will look at suitable fabrics to create a cape, create a pattern, and then go on to make a garment that you can wear with confidence. You will learn how to take body measurements accurately, and use them to create a pattern using basic mathematical skills. You will learn how to sew seams, pockets, and button holes. You will also learn how to bag out a garment, and add finishing touches.

Course aim

During this short workshop (5 hours), you learn how create the perfect cape in time for Spring.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Use mathematical skills to create a pattern
  • Take accurate body measurements
  • Sew seams
  • Create button holes
  • Have a wearable garment

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?

  • Students will require 2 meters of main fabric and 2 meters of their chosen lining, you will also require a button or two for the closure and thread to match you chosen fabrics. in house sewing machines are available to use. A sewing kit would be an advantage.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Make A Cape

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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