Sewing for Improvers

Ref: C2527604

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This is the perfect sewing course for you if you are looking to improve your skills in sewing and dress making. During the course you will be following a range of sewing patterns to create different types of garments and crafts.You will also be encouraged to make changes into a pattern to create a different style. Step by step support and feedback will be provided during the whole course. You are free to learn in your own time depending on the level of your skills and understanding of the subject. Our class is very friendly consisting students from different age groups and cultural backgrounds who are all very supportive to each other. Perfect environment to learn new skills.

Course aim

Exploring your sewing machine, using different types of decorative stitches, machine feet. Basics of dress making including ,taking body measurements and creating patterns. Introduction to the types of fabrics, sewing machine feet and overlocker.

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:

  • Understand how to maintain a sewing machine.
  • Understand the use of three different sewing machine feet.
  • Describe at least two employment options available using sewing techniques/machines.
  • Access digital learning and contribute to it using WEA canvas platform.
  • Describe the purpose of an overlocker and how to use it.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All the equipment needed will be provided. Students are welcome to bring their own sewing machine/ overlocker to practice. Students will be required to bring their own fabrics.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Sewing for Improvers

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This course is currently full.
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Waiting List Conditions

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 student privacy notice

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