Course overview

Discover the wonderful world of sewing and Intermediate soft furnishing. It will help you to develop your craft in textile and soft furnishing. Whether you have studied basic sewing before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this sewing course. Develop your skills to Improve the sewing, measuring and adjustment skills needed to make and finish soft furnishing projects, and improve your knowledge of fabrics. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your sewing journey today by registering for this course and discover where your sewing journey takes you!

Course description

Sewing has become a popular craft enabling you to produce meaningful projects in a therapeutic way.

This intermediate soft furnishing course is aimed at improvers, so don’t worry if you are not at an advanced level.

This course is based on face-to-face teaching in a built for purpose environment.

On this course,

you will learn about:

• taking measurements,

• managing commercial patterns,

• preparing fabric for cutting,

• using a sewing machine, stitching fabric,

• making seams, necks, inserting zips, making buttonholes.

• Learn to use an overlocker to create a professional finish.

• Widen your knowledge of fabrics.

• Make at least one garment and produce samples, recordings and photos for your folder (online and on paper) every week.

In addition to language structures; citizenship, employability and digital skills will also be embedded in the programme to help you develop valuable transferable skills.

Assessment of learning will be done regularly throughout the course so that you can map your academic progression with us at the WEA.

Information, advice and guidance will also be given to enable further course/professional progression to enable you to progress into other study areas or prepare you for the world of employment.

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.

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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