First Skills in Sewing

Ref: C3677834

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You will explore the basics of sewing, starting with threading up the sewing machine. You will be introduced to sewing machine, overlocker, irons and sewing kit. You will complete a folder of basic sewing techniques from different types of seam to application of zips, all information given and samples produces will be compiled in a folder which you can use as a reference folder for future courses. In this session you will produce samples, you will NOT complete a finished sewn product.

Course aim

This sewing class is aimed at absolute beginners. It is a structured class that will provide you with the skills to sew.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Use the sewing machine confidently
  • Use the overlocker confidently
  • Produce a variety of sewing samples
  • Use the iron safely
  • Identify what sewing techniques are for what

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

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

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First Skills in Sewing

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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.

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

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