Bunting Making – Beginners (blended)

Bunting Making – Beginners (blended)

Duration: 8 weeks
Start Date: Tuesday 29 September 2020
Day and time: Tuesday, 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

To develop knowledge and understanding of sewing techniques and processes; how to use sewing equipment and machinery correctly; knowledge of fabrics and haberdashery; grainlines; decorative techniques; methods of marking and measuring fabric; sequential construction methods used when creating a sewn item.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for beginner learners with an interest in the subject who wish to develop their practical skills and understanding.

How to apply

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

Course Content

This blended course comprising of classroom based workshop-style learning with some online content will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills.

You will learn practical sewing skills and techniques which will be embedded whilst working on sewing projects suitable for your level of skill and ability. You will create simple sewn pieces including bunting and other items used as decorations when celebrating.

There will be the opportunity to work on self-chosen projects of your own design. The tutor will discuss your ideas with you at induction.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstrations of the methods and processes implemented in the projects you will create, including both hand and machine sewing techniques.

Some of the areas covered:

  • How to set up and thread the sewing machine
  • Using the controls and functions on a sewing machine
  • Cutting methods
  • Understanding and using seam allowance, grainlines, pattern markings, neatening methods.
  • Construction techniques

Assessment Method

This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment.

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?

After this course you may wish to advance to a higher level accredited course such as Entry Level 3 Sewing Skills.

Further progression may be Level 1 through to Level 3 Fashion/Textile courses, and eventually a diploma or degree course in Fashion/Textiles.

We also offer a range of courses in the practical arts which can assist you in discovering something for yourself that can develop your own skills and interests.

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

Repairing clothing

  • Replacing buttons/zips
  • Mending tears

Garment alteration

  • Altering hem length
  • Shortening sleeves
  • Altering the size

Clothing manufacture

  • Working for a large/small concern
  • Making garments to sell yourself online or at craft fairs/pop up shops
  • Making dance/theatre costumes
  • Upcycling garments for resale

Working in the voluntary sector

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

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential.

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