Sewing - Clothesmaking for All | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Sewing - Clothesmaking for All at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Sewing - Clothesmaking for All at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £233.00 Starts: 23/09/2019 Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Tutor: Barbara Roots Ends: 03/02/2020 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: MON Duration: 15 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22 to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

About this course

Learn modern methods for fashionable and successful clothes making for beginners and improvers. This course is designed to show you high quality up to date construction methods used in the Clothing industry giving your clothes a modern, shop bought look. You will be able to work on your own project, at your own pace. Your project can be anything from tailoring and coats to skirts, trousers, children's wear, fleeces or evening wear. The tutor will cover all the processes needed to complete the project. These will include choice of pattern and fabric, basic pattern alterations, basic fitting, advice on cutting your fabric; basic construction methods, e.g. seam finishes, correct pressing for your fabric, sewing darts, invisible, lapped and fly zips, waist bands and facings, machine buttonholes and using interfacings; construction: collar and revere construction, lining jackets and coats using the bagging out method, pocket construction, trouser fitting and handling special fabrics eg velvet, leather, sheers and silk. All construction methods will be completely up to date enabling a project to be completed quickly.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Select and use appropriate settings on a sewing machine.
- Sew and neaten a seam.
- Use sewing techniques as required by your garment pattern.
- Use tools and equipment safely

There is no set ‘homework’, but to get the most out of the course, you are welcome to do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course.

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and craftspeople and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance personal skills.

The tutor will give you 1:1 feedback on your individual project.

What do I need to bring with me?

Fabric, a pattern, interfacings, thread buttons, zips, sewing kit. Please bring to first class : Note book, pencil, scissors, pins and tape measure. Bring fabric and patterns you may already have but please do not buy pattern or fabric before the first class.

What can I do next?

More advanced clothesmaking courses.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course. No previous experience is needed.
Those who wish to learn the craft from scratch and those who wish to brush up on their skills. Students may join at any point.

About the Tutor: Barbara Roots

Barbara Roots is a couture clothesmaker whose specialities are weddings and occasion wear. She has been making clothes for herself and customers for 20 years and teaching for more than 15 years. Her clothes are made to the highest standards. Barbara studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design and London College of Fashion.

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St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/76784/H/LC.
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