This course will enable you to develop basic levels of skill, or to build on existing levels of skill in using sewing techniques and equipment as well as Asian fabrics and designs to produce your own Asian inspired garments.
During the course you will look at key skills for employment within the field.
Include elements of research and development into your working projects.
Consider how to develop and transfer your subject knowledge for community/ citizenship use.
No - this is a non-accredited course.
This course is for 10 weeks consisting of 25 guided learning hours. Please check the BAES web site www.learnbaes.ac.uk learning directory or visit or telephone our adult learning centres for details.
This course is for anyone, including beginners, with an interest in sewing and making Asian clothes in particular.
You won’t need experience of sewing for this course. However, because the course involves taking notes and measurements you will need to have basic levels of English and maths. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.
It could lead to short courses in other sewing techniques at Beginners and Intermediate Level, or to a qualification course in Textiles at Level 1.
To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual, and bring the correct materials to each session.
Access to sewing machines and irons is available at all the centres.
Pattern drafting paper and fabrics for producing samples are available from the centre at an average cost of £2.40 for the length of the course. You may bring your own patterns and fabrics if preferred. It will cost an average of £15 for all your materials throughout the course. For the first week, you will need to bring a folder, pen and a tape measure. Access to a sewing machine at home is beneficial for practising techniques.
Further information will be provided by the tutor at enrolment.
You will need to provide: