Sewing for Improvers

Ref: C3674305

This course will include: taking body measurements, transferring measurements onto the fabric using mathematical skills, creating a pattern and stitching the garment. Students will develop skills that will enable them to consider other pathways and opportunities.

Course aim

To develop skills in sewing by using various strategies, techniques and methods and to inspire students to create unique garments. To build confidence and to become more independent in making their own garments.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Take body measurements confidently, independently, accurately and adapt body measurements to individual shapes and sizes.
  • Create patterns by applying the measurements taken and to develop understanding how free style patterns are created.
  • Use sewing machines,zipper foot, hem foot,button hole and other related sewing equipment, safely and effectively within health and safety guidelines.
  • To become confident and independent learners.
  • To develop creative and versatile designs to challenge the learning.

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?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • 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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Sewing for Improvers

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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