Sewing - next steps

Ref: C3680313

This course will enable learners to develop their sewing skills to the next step and build confidence in using a sewing machine. Learners will learn a variety of techniques required for making their own Asian clothing. The aim is to empower learners with a new skill for life and to boost their self-esteem and confidence. Learners will gain skills in pattern drafting Asian clothing i.e. kameez/dress, taking body measurements, marking, cutting, and finally sewing. By the end of the course, learners will understand how to use a sewing machine safely and effectively, learn different sewing techniques and skills, and understand drafting sewing pattern.

Course aim

Learners will practice and develop their skills/techniques in sewing, marking, measuring, and cutting. You will be working independently under the tutor's guidance to learn the next steps of sewing.

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:

  • access the online learning platform, Canvas, to view materials, complete course documentation, learning outcomes, end-of-course reviews etc.
  • make, mark and draft 2 different styles of necklines (basic and next step)
  • mark and prepare fabric ready for cutting, drafting, and sewing
  • stitch a garment from start to finish, demonstrating different sewing techniques, skills and by using a sewing machine

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Any fabric of your own choice (preferably cotton), matching threads, any embellishments, note pad and pen. The tutor will inform you in advance if anything else is needed.

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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