How to make a Facemask online Taster session using Zoom

Ref: C2343593

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As our world starts to open up again, many reports are suggesting there may be a benefit to health by wearing face protection. A washable mask will leave precious PPE stocks for medical staff and also be more sustainable. This course will teach you how to make a 3 layer cotton pleated mask with elastic to hold it on behind the ears. Students will need a sewing machine and sewing equipment (scissors, pins, tape measure etc.) 3 pieces of fabric 23cm (9”) long by 15cm (6”) wide, this could be an old shirt or bed sheet. Also 2 pieces of narrow (about 5mm or 1/4 “) elastic 18cm (7”) long, you could use elastic from a garment or old T shirt material.

Course aim

This course is a taster sewing session suitable for beginners and intermediate sewers, it will teach you how to make a 3 layer cotton pleated mask with elastic to hold it on behind the ears.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • 1. Discuss which fabrics are best for mask making.
  • 2. Understand the drawbacks of relying on the mask to protect against Covid 19.
  • 3. Accurately cut out the fabric panels and lengths of elastic.
  • 4. Construct and pin the layers and elastic.
  • 5. Use a sewing machine to sew the layers together and create the pleats.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • The session will take place on WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Students will need a sewing machine and sewing kit (scissors, pins, tape measure etc.) 3 pieces of fabric 23cm (9”) long by 15cm (6”) wide, a shirt or bed sheet will do. Also 2 pieces of narrow (about 5mm or 1/4") elastic 18cm (7”) long, you could use elastic from a garment or old T-shirt fabric.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Check your sewing machine is working, threaded and you're confident using it.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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How to make a Facemask online Taster session using Zoom

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Waiting List Conditions

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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 student privacy notice

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