Course overview

Come and join a new course aimed at beginner sewers. No previous experience of the sewing machine is necessary. We will start with getting used to the machine and making a simple pin cushion. This will also make us think about what fabric we can recycle and use up all the little scraps of fabric you may have from previous projects. Using recycled materials not only helps in reducing waste but also sparks creativity by encouraging you to think outside the box.

Course description

Come and join a new course aimed at beginner sewers. No previous experience of the sewing machine is necessary. We will start with getting used to the machine and making a simple pin cushion. This will also make us think about what fabric we can recycle and use up all the little scraps of fabric you may have from previous projects. Using recycled materials not only helps in reducing waste but also sparks creativity by encouraging you to think outside the box. We will then move onto making small sewing projects with sustainability in mind, these will include a mending kit to keep threads and needles in, a zip purse, a patchwork cushion and a choice of bags. Skills covered will include: seams and hems, buttonholes, inserting zips, sewing and reinforcing corners, sewing curves and darts. Each project is designed to build your confidence and proficiency with the sewing machine, while also promoting an eco-friendly approach to crafting.  We will discuss how designers and artists consider sustainability and look at where resources can be bought sustainably and ethically. This will include tips on sourcing second-hand materials and supporting local businesses that prioritise environmental responsibility. The course aims to not only develop your sewing skills but also instil a mindset of sustainability and ethical consumption. Come and join a new course aimed at beginner sewers. No previous experience of the sewing machine is necessary. We will start with getting used to the machine and making a simple pin cushion. This will also make us think about what fabric we can recycle and use up all the little scraps of fabric you may have from previous projects. We will then move onto making small sewing projects with sustainability in mind. These will include a mending kit to keep threads and needles in, a zip purse, a patchwork cushion and a choice of bags. Skills covered will include: seams and hems, buttonholes, inserting zips, sewing and reinforcing corners, sewing curves and darts.  We will discuss how designers and artists consider sustainability and look at where resources can be bought sustainably and ethically.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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