Sewing - Clothesmaking - Beginners | Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Sewing - Clothesmaking - Beginners at Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Sewing - Clothesmaking - Beginners at Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Price: £140.00 Starts: 13/01/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:15
Tutor: Sian Lewis Ends: 23/03/2020 Location: Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: MON Duration: 10 weeks

Online enrolments are currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. You can still enrol in centre and over the phone on 03000 41 22 22*

About this course

This course follows on from the Absolute Beginners course, during which you would have become familiar with using a sewing machine and have been introduced to commonly used techniques for sewing and altering clothes.

On this course, you will make a simple garment from a commercial pattern. You will continue to develop and add to your range of sewing skills, knowledge and confidence.

This course will cover the following topics:

- Develop your skills in using your sewing machine
- Learn basic checks to remedy problems with the machine
- Learn basic garment making techniques and their use
- Understanding a wider variety of fabric types
- Reading and using a shop bought pattern
- Laying out pattern pieces appropriate to fabric type

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.

What do I need to bring with me?

Your sewing machine, if you have one, with its accessories and instruction book. A notepad and pen and your own sewing kit including sharp scissors for cutting fabric, pins, needles, a tape measure, chalk fabric pencil, sewing threads to match fabrics; a tape measure. A digital camera is also useful. You will need to provide your own pattern, fabric and thread to make a simple garment. The tutor will bring other items you need for the first session and give advice about what to buy if you are not sure.

What can I do next?

Further 'Sewing - Clothesmaking' courses. Your tutor will advise.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for those who have completed the Absolute Beginners course or who have a little knowledge of sewing techniques and their sewing machine, but who need to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in sewing and using a sewing machine. There are sewing machines for you to use at the Centre, but it is best that you bring your own machine, if you have one, so you get used to using it.

It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity.

About the Tutor: Sian Lewis

Siân Lewis is a designer and textile artist. She studied fashion at the Royal College of Art and Ravensbourne College of Art and Design and has10 years experience of designing and making competition dancewear including for Strictly Come Dancing. She has worked on costumes for TV, stage and film and has been teaching textiles and art since 2008. Sian is currently developing her own range of textile prints and accessories.

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Getting there

Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre
Unit A/B London Road Trading Estate
London Road
ME10 1SX

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code SIT/80389/H/LC.
Course Code: SIT/80389/H/LC

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