Make What You Wear (Sewing)

Ref: C3530790

Whether you want to brush up on your sewing skills or start from scratch, get creative with this group and work on a series of projects using both hand and machine sewing. You will be taught some sewing techniques and learn how to use a sewing machine confidently. You will also be able cut out a pattern and make a clothing item to take home.

Course aim

Learn some new sewing techniques as well as use a sewing machine. Get the first foundation for independently making patterns both by hand and machine sewing. Learn the techniques of making clothes: creating your own garments is a great skill!

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 sewing machine confidently
  • learn some hand sewing stitches
  • learn to read the pattern
  • learn how to lay out the fabric and cut the pattern out
  • take a clothing item you make home

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?

  • 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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • The techniques and skills gained in this course can be used for further sewing projects and for any repairs or adjustments to clothes.

Download full course information sheet

Make What You Wear (Sewing)

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the West of England 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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