You will learn how to:
• Make good use of existing fabric you have at home;
• Cut fabric using a pattern or measurements;
• Sew straight, neat seams with the correct seam allowance;
• Make buttonholes,
• Insert a zip;
• Finish raw edges on the inside of your item;
• Make a useful item from scratch!
Experience/Skills Required To Join This Course
The items made will build in complexity over the course. Although all the projects are possible to be made with hand sewing, it is preferable to have experience of using a sewing machine to complete the projects more easily.
What Is The Course About?
The aim of this course is to introduce or refresh sewing skills. Learners will bring a project with them that may just be at the beginning stage or already started. The tutor will support learners to complete their project. In addition, the tutor will offer smaller projects to make useful wearable items or gifts. This is an ideal opportunity to re-use or repurpose fabrics to reduce waste and develop sustainability.
For The Session(s) You Will Need:
Fabric/clothes (could be repurposed)
Lightweight interfacing - 0.5m should be sufficient
Thread to match the fabrics
A basic sewing kit:
hand sewing needles,
Stationery is also very useful-pen, pencil, ruler and paper etc
You may will also need:
• closed zips
Additional Costs And/Or Resources:
Thread, binding, trims you would like to incorporate into the project items. Remember you can reuse fastenings such as poppers and buttons from the garments you no longer want. It's a good idea to save these before throwing away unwanted clothes.
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.
How Will I Know How I Am Getting On?
Written and photographic records · Feedback from the tutor · One to one & group discussions · Peer assessment · Learner diary
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.
Support For Your 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.
For More Information And How To Enrol
If you need more information, want to discuss levels and course content, or wish to enrol, you can call into our local centres, call our Enrolment Team, or for some courses, you can enrol online.
If you need help with your choice of learning, training, career, work and life goals, please book an appointment with one of our Learning and Work Advisors who can provide free, 1:1, impartial advice.
Call our FREEphone 0800 988 0308.
The Adult Learning Service Also Offers Courses In
Computing and ICT · Personal Development, including Arts and Leisure · Languages, British Sign Language, ESOL and Makaton · Maths and English · Skills for Jobs · Apprenticeships and Traineeships · Family Learning · Programmes for Adults with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities
If the required minimum number of learners is not reached we cannot guarantee that the course will run. We will try to advise you 5 working days before the course start date if this is the case.
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 queries or 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.
Learning sessions are delivered by Microsoft Teams. You will need adequate internet connection and a device such as laptop, tablet or phone with web camera and sound.