Basics of Sewing for Absolute Beginners (blended)

Basics of Sewing for Absolute Beginners (blended)

Duration: 8 weeks
Start Date: Monday 28 September 2020
Day and time: Monday, 12.45-2.45pm
Course fees: £65 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course Aims

This blended course comprising of classroom-based workshop-style learning with some online content will develop your knowledge and understanding of basic sewing techniques, progress your practical skills in hand sewing and provide an elementary introduction to the sewing machine.

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements, no prior experience or knowledge is required.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course Content

You will learn practical sewing skills and techniques which will be embedded through the creation of simple sewn pieces

During the course you will observe tutor demonstrations of the methods and processes implemented in the projects you will create.

 The course content will include some of the following:

  • Key sewing equipment
  • Basic hand sewing skills.
  • Cutting skills
  • An introduction to the controls and functions of the sewing machine
  • Construction process to create simple sewn items.

Assessment Method

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning.  It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

This course will furnish you with the basic sewing skills and allow you to have a firm foundation from which to further develop your knowledge, understanding and practical ability.

After this course you may wish to advance to a Beginners course, and eventually on to an accredited course in order to gain a qualification in the subject.

In terms of employment, you may use your skills in jobs such as:

Repairing clothing/textile items

  • Replacing buttons
  • Mending tears

Garment alteration

  • Altering hem length
  • Shortening sleeves

Accessories manufacture

  • Working at home making very simple items to sell yourself online or at craft fairs/pop up shops

Working in the voluntary sector

  • Repairing and altering garments/textile items for resale
  • Upcycling garments for resale

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