Course overview

Discover the wonderful world of the sewing with this sewing and dressmaking course. It will help you to develop your craft in textile and fashion. Whether you have studied sewing before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this intermediate sewing course. On this course, you will develop your skills to learn the skills needed to make and finish cushions, curtains, duvet covers or other 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.

Course description

Improve your ability to take measurements, read patterns, prepare fabric for cutting, use a sewing machine, stitch fabric, make seams, insert a zip, make buttonholes, and use overlock machines to create a professional finish. Widen your knowledge of the qualities of different types of fabric. Make cushions, curtains or other soft furnishing projects, and produce samples, recordings and photos for your folder (online and on paper) every week. In addition to sewing; 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 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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