Sewing for Absolute Beginners
Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre
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This course 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.
No entry requirements, no prior experience or knowledge is required.
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.
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
- Altering hem length
- Shortening sleeves
- 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