Stretch Fabric for Fashion Part 2

Ref: C3126845

This course will help you to continue to gain the confidence and skills to work with stretch fabrics and overlockers. You will learn to take accurate body measurements, select the correct size from commercial patterns, and distinguish the different types of stitches used for sewing stretch fabrics. You will be taught to recognise the types of stretch fabrics, identify stretch and return percentage, as well as stabilise seams, insert zips, poppers and create garments.

Course aim

This course is designed for students who already have some experience in creating garments using stretch fabrics.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable if you have worked with stretch fabric before.

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

  • Take accurate body measurements
  • Identify fabrics stretch and return percentage
  • Stabilise of seams and stitches on stretch fabrics
  • Insert a zip correctly into stretch fabrics

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A sewing kit and your chosen project. Sewing machine needles and notions will be discussed during the first session. Students are encouraged to keep a folder to keep handouts and swatches through out the course to refer back to.

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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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

Stretch Fabric for Fashion Part 2

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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