Its Sew Easy - Sewing for Beginners and Improvers

Ref: C2526536

Sewing for Beginners will learn you the skills and techniques to make small hand crafted items in a lively and friendly atmosphere. You will learn how to draft a paper pattern, use a sewing machine to produce quality items that look handmade not homemade!

Course aim

To provide an introduction to sewing, pattern making with a view to implementing/developing these skills in your own home.

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:

  • Learners will be able to draft a basic paper pattern x2
  • Learners will be able to sew in a straight line, turn a corner and secure stitching x 8 or more times
  • Learners will be able to demonstrate 2 hand stitches
  • Learners will be able to produce 2+ handcrafted items
  • Learners will be able to further develop their social skills and confidence

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 consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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:
  • You will need cotton fabric for producing samples and fabric for your own personal project. Learners will be informed weekly what they will require for each session in more detail. This will be discussed in the first session.

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

Download full course information sheet

Its Sew Easy - Sewing for Beginners and Improvers


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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