Mixed Sewing Skills

Ref: C2341758

Learners will have the opportunity to create a variety of projects which help them to learn and/or develop sewing skills. We will use both hand and machine sewing techniques. Learners at this course will have the chance to create a variety of projects, if they wish, or be supported in making something of their own choice. Learners will be encouraged to share skills and their work with fellow students if comfortable to do so.

Course aim

This course aims to provide basic sewing skills for beginners and improving technique for those with more experience.

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 variety of hand and machine sewing techniques to create crafts. This may include basic straight and zig-zag sewing and knowing when to use them for different fabric
  • Cutting from commercial patterns, understanding the symbols and sizing. Adapting patterns to fit.
  • Use of a variety of sewing machine feet to insert zips, make button holes, attach buttons etc
  • Develop other skills such as embroidery, patchwork, costume making etc through completion of a variety of small tasks and larger projects of the learners choosing.

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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • The student needs to bring fabrics required to create their chosen project together with an patterns and materials needed for completion. Access to scissors, threads, pins and needles is also necessary.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Mixed Sewing Skills

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  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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