Sewing Bee

Sewing Bee

Duration: 11 weeks
Start Date: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Induction: Tuesday 7 January 2020
Day and time : Tuesday, 9.30-11.30am
Course fees: £95
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course Aims

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of sewing techniques for dressmaking, crafts or soft furnishings progress your practical skills in hand and machine sewing and provide tips to guide you.

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements

How to apply

Book a place on one of our induction days taking place 6-10 January 2020, by calling 01482 615 349.

Additional induction days for March taking place 24 – 28 February 2020

Course content

You will learn practical sewing skills and techniques which will be embedded through a variety sewing projects suitable for your level of skill and ability. You will create a number of simple sewn pieces

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.

 The course content will be negotiated to meet your needs and will include some of the following:

  • Hand sewing skills;
  • Basic sewing machine skills;
  • Basic over locker machine skills to neaten seams;
  • Sewing techniques such as inserting zips, piping seams etc.;
  • Construction process to create sewn items such as bags, cushions and simple garments:
  • Techniques and methods requested by learners.

Accredited/RARPA statement

Where can it lead?

After this course you may wish to advance to an accredited course in order to gain a qualification in the subject.

In terms of employment, you may use your transferrable knowledge and practical skills in jobs such as:

  • Seamstress
  • Self – employed creating individual handmade pieces
  • Machinist
  • Designer
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Buyer

Your skills may be used as follows:

Repairing clothing/textile items

  • 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 resaleSoft furnishing manufacture
    • Working for a large/small concern
    • Working at home making curtains/cushions/soft furnishings to sell yourself online or at craft fairs/pop up shops

    Accessories manufacture

    • Working at home making bags/scarves/wraps 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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