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Course CodeCourse NameVenueDayStart TimeEnd TimeStart DateEnd Date  
23LB418PIntroduction to SewingLOUGHBOROUGH LIBRARYWed1:00 PM3:00 PM27/09/202308/11/2023Available for EnquiriesCourse Info

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More information about this Course

01. Who is this course for?
During the course you will learn how to: • Thread up a sewing machine • Sew straight, neat seams with the correct seam allowance. • Learn the basic techniques of sewing • Cut fabric using a pattern • Make items from scratch! • Make a simple garment for yourself

02. What will I learn?
This course is for anyone who wants to learn to sew! You will gain skills in hand and sewing machine sewing techniques through small projects which will gradually increase your sewing ability and confidence.

03. How will I learn?
You’ll be able to keep track of your progress with: Written and photographic records Feedback from the tutor One to one & group discussions. Peer assessment Individual Learning Plan

04. What will I need to bring?
Although there is some equipment (but not fabric) to borrow at the sessions, you are advised to bring your sewing kit with scissors, pins, tape measure, tailor’s chalk and hand sewing needles. You may bring your own sewing machine if you wish but course machines are available to use in the sessions. You will need fabric for each project but the tutor will advise you each week what is needed.

05. What skills or experience do I need?
No sewing experience is needed. This course is especially for beginners so you will learn the basics and progress from there.

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.

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

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 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.

Additional Costs And/Or Resources:
The cost of your own sewing kit, fabrics and thread.

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