Sewing - Clothesmaking - Beginners and Improvers | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Sewing - Clothesmaking - Beginners and Improvers at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Sewing - Clothesmaking - Beginners and Improvers at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £233.00 Starts: 24/09/2019 Time: 18:45 - 21:15
Tutor: Nadja Yeates Ends: 28/01/2020 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: TUE Duration: 15 weeks

This course has started, but is still accepting enrolments. This course has already started but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 2222 and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running.

About this course

In this Beginners and Improvers Sewing course at Maidstone, you will learn how to use a sewing machine and make seams, hems, buttons and zips as well as other dressmaking techniques whilst working on a project of your own choice

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Know how to thread up and use the sewing machine.
- Demonstrate a range of hand and machine sewing skills
- Produce a range of sewing samples for future reference of seams, hems, zips, machine applique
- Press and finish all the samples you have made.
- Work on a personal project based on prior experience

Some homework [optional] may be needed to complete the project by the end of this course

How will I be taught?

This course will be taught using a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one to one guidance, and group discussions.

Your tutor will encourage and advise on a 1-1 basis where necessary, however be aware that students will be working on different individual projects and class numbers can be 1-12 at times.

Please let us know if you require special learning support to enable you to take part in the course. Please note as with all our craft courses, good manual dexterity is needed

What do I need to bring with me?

A well equipped sewing kit to include large and small scissors, hand and machine needles, seam ripper, tape measure, pins, threads. Paper scissors, ruler, notebook, pencil and rubber. As the course continues you will need to buy paper patterns, fabric and haberdashery- The tutor will give advice on these at the first session

What can I do next?

Further dressmaking courses to develop skills further. Your tutor will be able to advise you.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for beginners or those who have some experience of sewing but would like a refresher.

About the Tutor: Nadja Yeates

Nadja has 20 years experience working in design and garment construction. After graduating from a degree in fashion design she worked in New Zealand for a fashion company before successfully ran a business making bespoke fabric bags back in England.

In recent years she has worked freelance for companies such as French Connection as well as making si-fi costumes sold world wide. Nadja has taught art and textiles at further education level. Currently Nadja runs the children's wear business COPHOUGH with her partner.

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Getting there

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/76778/H/LC.
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