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Course CodeCourse NameVenueDayStart TimeEnd TimeStart DateEnd Date  
23EN430PWellbeing Saturdays - Start to Sew with Your MachineENDERBY ADULT LEARNING CENTRESat10:00 AM3:30 PM18/05/202418/05/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB423PWellbeing Saturdays: Start to sew with your machineLOUGHBOROUGH LIBRARYSat10:00 AM3:30 PM03/02/202403/02/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info

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More information about this Course

01. Who is this course for?
This workshop will start from the very basics of using a sewing machine. During the workshop you will learn how to: • Use a sewing machine with confidence • Thread your sewing machine • Wind the bobbin • Understand tension • Carry out simple machine maintenance • Identify and use your machine’s accessories • Sew straight, neat seams with the correct seam allowance • Sew round curves and corners • Explore the range of stitches available • Make a buttonhole • Make a cushion cover from scratch Your tutor is an experienced seamstress and you’ll probably pick up a lot of other skills and tricks of the trade along the way.

02. What will I learn?
The aim of this course is to help you understand how your sewing machine works, how to make the most of its functions and make a simple cushion cover.

03. How will I learn?
Written and photographic records • Feedback from the tutor • One-to-one and group discussions. • Peer assessment • Learner diary

04. What will I need to bring?
• A basic sewing kit: scissors, thread, pins, hand sewing needles. • Your own sewing machine and the bobbin that goes with it. Some machines will be available but getting to know your own machine will allow you to work confidently with it at home after the course. • 1m medium weight fabric of your choice, 2 buttons about 3cm in diameter, 0.25m interfacing

05. What skills or experience do I need?
No experience of using a sewing machine is needed as you will be taught how to thread up a machine and how to use it.

08. How will I be supported in my learning?
Once you start, if you have further queries and/or support needs, please talk to the tutor. We also offer support to help people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, health problem or mental health difficulty that may affect your learning or participation, please contact us for further advice.

Teaching And Learning In The Community
Many learners book holidays during the length of their courses and whilst we realise this is personal choice, please consider that missed lessons can affect funding for adult learning courses. This may impact on us being able to offer similar courses in the future.

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Online Learning
If you are enrolling for an online/blended learning course: It is important to check the detailed course information prior to enrolment to ensure you have suitable equipment and software. You will also need a reliable internet connection to participate in this course. If you are not sure about the requirements or have any questions, please get in touch with our enrolment staff using the contact details provided. Please note that online courses may be recorded and shared with adult learning staff for quality assurance purposes

Additional Costs And/Or Resources:
You will need to provide your own sewing kit, fabric and notions (thread, buttons etc). Remember you can reuse buttons from garments you no longer want. It's a good idea to save these before throwing away unwanted clothes or household linens. You may have more than one item that you can use to combine fabrics. PLEASE NOTE: Any additional costs that arise for resources needed will be paid for by the learner, including scissors. We do provide some basic resources ie sewing machines, thread, bobbin cases, pins, however we find that most learners prefer to have their own supply of these to suit the project they are working on.

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