Enhancing Your Sewing Skills

Ref: C3673395

A women only course which introduces fabric manipulation techniques, fabric properties and pattern making. Learners will stitch at least two garments of their choice using the stitching techniques taught.

Course aim

To develop and enhance the skills required in stitching a garment. To provide an introduction to fabric manipulation techniques and fabric properties.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety guidelines while using a sewing machine and other equipment.
  • Identify fabric properties and their uses.
  • Create samples of a variety of fabric manipulation techniques.
  • Demonstrate how to use a sewing machine, establish lay plan, cut fabric and stitch a garment.
  • Gain confidence in themselves by working independently and developing the skills required to stitch a garment using fabric manipulation techniques.

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
  • As the course mainly consists of practical work, feedback will be given on the portfolio of work in order to help students identify areas for improvement or which areas of work requires more practice.

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You will need to bring the following: fabric, threads, file (for portfolio), pencil, pens and paper (for taking notes)

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

Enhancing Your Sewing Skills

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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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