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SEWING: REUSE FABRIC - MAKE A SHIRT
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|Reuse Fabric - Make a Shirt
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More information about this Course
During the workshop you will learn how to:
• Make a garment from scratch!
• Make the most of existing fabric you have at home.
• Measure yourself to decide which size to make
• Learn the techniques of garment making
• Cut fabric using a pattern
• Sew straight, neat seams with the correct seam allowance.
• Use interfacing in the collar and/or cuffs
• Finish raw edges on the inside of your garment
• Finish the hem
Experience/Skills Required To Join This Course
You must have recent experience of using a sewing machine as you will not be taught how to thread up a machine or how to use it, but your tutor will guide you if you need reminders or support.
What Is The Course About?
This course is for budding garment makers. You will be able to make a casual shirt or shacket with a choice of long or short sleeves, with or without pockets. You’ll be encouraged to make use of existing fabric such as bedlinen or curtaining to reduce the impact on the environment.
For The Session(s) You Will Need:
The fabric for your shirt - you may be able to combine the use of more than one fabric from home to make a shirt. You will need approximately 3m of fabric
Matching Gütermann thread or Moon thread
Medium weight interfacing
8-10 small buttons.
You are also 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.
Additional Costs And/Or Resources:
The cost of your own sewing kit, fabrics, thread and buttons.
How Will I Know How I Am Getting On?
You’ll be able to keep track of your progress with:
Written and photographic records
Feedback from the tutor
One to one & group discussions.
Individual Learning Plan
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.
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The Adult Learning Service Also Offers Courses In
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.
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