Repair, Reuse, Refashion (classroom-based)

Repair, Reuse, Refashion (classroom-based)

Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Monday, 6.30-8.30pm
Course fees: £80 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course Aims

To reduce waste, minimise landfill, save money whilst gaining some basic knowledge and understanding of how to refresh or repurpose garments and textile items.

Using basic knowledge of making repairs to garments, re-using items to create a new textile piece and refashioning clothing to create a better fit, more suitable hem length or style.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for learners with an interest in the subject and some prior experience 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 practical skills.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstration and explanation of techniques and processes integral to constructing textile items.

Some of the areas covered:

  • How to set up the sewing machine
  • How to alter the hem length on skirts, trousers and sleeves
  • How to sew different types of buttons
  • How to set up and use the sewing machine to sew buttons
  • How to replace buttons on garments/textile items
  • How to cut up a pair of jeans to create components for a simple bag
  • How to construct a simple bag following a step by step process, sewing by hand and using the sewing machine

There will be the opportunity to work on your own items to your own design. The tutor will discuss your ideas with you at induction.

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?

We hope that this session will help you to learn to recycle garments for yourself, your family and friends, and inspire you to continue your learning journey in an area of learning which is of interest to you.

After this course you may wish to advance to a higher level accredited course such as Entry Level 3 Sewing Skills, which can then lead on to Level 1 through to Level 3 Fashion/Textile courses.

Further progression may be 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.  Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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