Course title:
Machine Sewing for Beginners
Tutor:
Karl Telfer-Banner
Course ID:
C2346163
Start date:
23/10/2021
End date:
18/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Sat 23 Oct 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Sat 30 Oct 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Sat 06 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Sat 13 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Sat 20 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Sat 27 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Sat 04 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Sat 11 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Sat 18 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 9
Total number of classroom hours: 18
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 18
Date
Sat 23 Oct 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Sat 30 Oct 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Sat 06 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Sat 13 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Sat 20 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Sat 27 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Sat 04 Dec 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Sat 11 Dec 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Sat 18 Dec 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
9
Total number of classroom hours:
18
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
18
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£57.60 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A sewing machine and basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, chalk or none permanent marker, tape measure).
Course aim:
An introduction to machine sewing for beginners. Learn how to use a sewing machine with confidence for a variety of projects. Understand sewing jargon and basic sewing techniques, types of stitches and how to make clothing alterations.
Course description:
Have you received a sewing machine as a present but not sure how to use it? Maybe you would like to learn how to make clothes for yourself or your family or just do your own clothing alterations? Learn how to use a sewing machine with confidence to save money, while experiencing the satisfaction and fulfilment of creating your own sewing projects. Understand sewing terms and jargon. This online course will use Zoom video conferencing and WEA's virtual learning platform, Canvas.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Prepare for sewing: choosing fabrics, basic tools and understanding sewing terms and jargon.
2. Discover how to thread a sewing machine, perform basic cleaning/maintenance and know how to troubleshoot problems.
3. Use and demonstrate basic stitches: straight, zigzag, overlock, blind hem, stretch stitch, button hole etc. Adjusting stitch width and length.
4. Calculate measurements and cut out patterns, determine seam allowances etc.
5. Create a sewing project. (Create a simple item of clothing or craft item).
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk