Trash to Treasure - transform fabric scraps or old clothes into something new

Ref: C3531956

Whether you want to brush upon your sewing skills or start from scratch, get creative with this course and work on a series of sewing projects. You will be be able to make a pattern and you will be taught some sewing techniques. Upcycle scrap fabric to make ornaments and useful knickknacks, you will learn the timeless skills to turn unwanted scraps into something special and learn to love your rubbish!

Course aim

To provide an introduction to sewing and learn some sewing techniques. The aim of this course is to get the first foundation for independently making patterns and sewing.

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:

  • learn to sew
  • make a pattern
  • learn to cut fabric confidently
  • learn to look at pattern and design to create your individual piece
  • make an item for yourself or a gift

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Sewing machines will be provided. You will need to provide some basic materials for each 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
  • The techniques and skills gained in this course can be used for further sewing projects and a useful way to recycle.

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Trash to Treasure - transform fabric scraps or old clothes into something new

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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 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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