This course will enable you to develop basic levels of skill, or to build on existing levels of skill in using sewing techniques, organic and sustainable and equipment, to produce your own chosen projects.
No - this is a non-accredited course.
The course is for 11 weeks consisting of 27.5 guided learning hours.
This course is for anyone who wants to learn or further develop their skills to produce or upcycle their own projects, using organic/ sustainable fabrics involving hand and, or machine sewing.
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.
This course 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 are 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 for the course. 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:
For the first week of the course you will need to bring a folder, pen, tape measure and ideas for your project