Sewing and Dressmaking Projects

Ref: C3680289

Each week you will be shown a sewing technique demonstration that could enhance your project. The tutor will work with each individual student one to one so you can make the most of your learning and create your project with confidence. Any demonstrations requested will be planned into the next session. The course is aimed at students that have sewn before and have projects that they are working on. You will need to have your own sewing machine and sewing kit. You will need to create a Padlet board where your learning is recorded, you will get support from your tutor to set this up. You will have to access Canvas, WEA's Virtual Learning Environment, before the sewing class where there will be information regarding your course and this will give you the opportunity to contact your tutor.

Course aim

Bring your own project to our virtual Sewing Studio, where you are in charge of your own learning, you will set your own personal aims , you will be supported and encouraged by the tutor. You will need to have your own sewing machine and kit.

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:

  • Explore the sewing machine to be able to use it confidently.
  • Watch various demonstrations of sewing techniques
  • Identify what sewing techniques are for.
  • Take part in group discussions

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- You will need a sewing machine and a sewing kit - You will need to use the internet to access canvas and zoom

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Sewing and Dressmaking Projects


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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