Sewing for Beginners

Ref: C2527528

This is the perfect sewing course for you if you are a beginner, new to sewing or just want to get back into sewing after a break and wishing to learn/ brush up basic skills in sewing, making crafts and dress making. A step by step help will be provided during the whole course. You are free to learn in your own time. The class is very friendly, safe and supportive. Perfect environment to learn new skills.

Course aim

The purpose of the course is covering: Basics of using a sewing machine. Introduction to different types of fabrics. Practice small sewing projects.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Describe the difference between a sewing machine and an over locker
  • Create a simple sewing pattern for a pair of trousers
  • Name two online platforms which can contribute to self employment
  • Make a contribution towards a group discussion by accessing course materials on canvas
  • Submit course documentation via the digital platform (CANVAS) provided by WEA

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A selection of equipment and materials is provided for group activities. Students will have to bring their own materials for their personal projects. Sewing machines are available, but students are welcome to bring their own if they wish to practice with their own sewing machines.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Sewing for Beginners

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This course is not available for online enrolment.


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 2021
  • 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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