Garment Making for Intermediate to Advanced

Ref: C2421365

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Experienced students will be given the opportunity to work with commercial patterns, learn how to take accurate body measurements and how to make simple adjustments to their patterns for a better fit, they will also be set projects designed to help further develop their sewing skills and techniques and in the process learn how to make a range of different garments for themselves.

Course aim

The course caters for experienced sewers, they will be introduced to a range of sewing skills/techniques and tools/equipment that will help them make a range of garments for themselves.using both stretch and non-stretch fabrics.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • 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:

  • Learn a range of new sewing skills and techniques used in garment making
  • Learn how to accurately trace and transfer patterns for their own use and how to make simple adjustments to their patterns using their own body measurements
  • Further develop their understanding of how different garments are constructed
  • Produce a selection of garments for themselves using both stretch and non-stretch fabrics

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Garment Making for Intermediate to Advanced

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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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