Sewing - next steps

Ref: C3680312

The course will introduce you to next steps of sewing techniques and methods to draft a pattern and create wearable garments for you and your family. The focus will be on Asian women's wear. During this course you will use your own digital device such as Iphone, IPad or laptop to learn features of Canvas, the WEA learning platform. You will also be able to work on your own new/pending projects. Learning resources will be available on Canvas. The course is held at a Women's Centre.

Additional information about this course

This is for WYCA students only

Course aim

To learn the next steps of drafting a pattern for shirt/kameez, trouser. Develop confidence in using a sewing machine and also in digital devices to access the WEA learning platform. To inspire students to make their own garments.

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:

  • Complete the learning record, learning outcomes, course evaluation and access course materials on Canvas
  • Take body measurements
  • Transfer body measurements to draft a pattern in freestyle
  • Identify sewing machine parts and accessories and describe how to operate within health and safety guidelines
  • Stitch a full garment from start to finish, working independently with some guidance from the tutor if required

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Tape measure, tailor's chalk, scissors, pins, stitch opener, hand sewing needles, elastic -1 yard, pen, note pad, thread, fabric, iron-on interfacing - 1yard.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Sewing - next steps

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

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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