Sewing for ALL

Ref: C2342442

Students on this course will learn a range of sewing skills using the sewing machine. Whether they are complete a beginner, or wishing to brush up on their existing skills, this course will have something for everyone from working with different fabrics and selecting the most appropriate for their project through to sewing zips. The course wil focus on a different technique each week through making a range of small projects.

Course aim

This course will teach students a variety of sewing skills using a sewing machine through making a range of small projects. They will then be able to use these skills learnt to advance their sewing beyond the classroom

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:

  • Practice accurate cutting out of fabrics
  • Understand seam allowances and sew them accurately, as required
  • Accurately sew zips into their projects
  • Learn how to determine the most appropriate fabrics to use for different projects
  • Understand how to adjust the sewing machine to ensure even stitching, including troubleshoot problems with machine stitching

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 need to bring a basic sewing kit including scissors, threads, seam ripper, pins and tailors chalk. Donated fabrics are available for students to use in class but they are welcome to bring their own to use.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Some Students from previous similar courses have used the skiils learnt to make items to sell through local craft fairs

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Sewing for ALL

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 2019
  • 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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