Sewing - next steps

Ref: C3680314

The course will introduce you to next steps of sewing techniques and methods to draft a pattern. Create wearable garments for you and your family. The focus will be on Asian women's wear. During this course you will also learn to use digital device such as Iphone, IPad or laptop to learn features of canvas. 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.

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:

  • Use a digital device to access Canvas and to complete the learning record, learning outcomes and course evaluation
  • Take body measurements
  • Transfer body measurements to draft pattern in freestyle
  • Operate a sewing machine within health and safety guidelines
  • Stitch a full garment from start to finish

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


This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

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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