Sewing for All – Upcycling. Small Projects.

Ref: C3680355

Develop your creative skills by upcycling fabrics you have at home, breathing life into your old items and creating new ones. In this online interactive course you will learn how to up-cycle scraps of fabric or old clothes to make decorative items, useful products and/or gifts. We will also reuse laces, trims and embellishments, using a variety of techniques. This is a relaxed and friendly course where you can have fun, make new friends, and learn useful skills.

Additional information about this course

For WY combined authority students only

Course aim

To take unwanted clothing items and repurpose the fabric creatively to make useful and decorative projects.

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 and understand the basics of Canvas to complete the learning record, learning outcomes, course evaluation and access other course materials on Canvas (online)
  • repurpose your own clothing and fabrics to create at least 3 new and original projects
  • explore how embellishments and trimmings can change/enhance the look of a garment or a project
  • demonstrate a variety of hand and machine sewing techniques
  • apply creative design skills to create unique bespoke items

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A digital device with a camera/webcam and internet connection (wi-fi/data), Please access the online learning platform 'Canvas' before the session starts by accepting the invitation and browsing the course content and Student Learning Record

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Sewing for All – Upcycling. Small Projects.

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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