Course overview

Interested in creating a garment for yourself or as a present? Come and join us on this 10-week course! This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the process involved in crafting garments from the initial concept stage to the final creation. Students will gain hands-on experience in various aspects of garment crafting, including textile selection, design development, pattern making, and construction techniques. Through practical assignments, workshops, and critiques, students will learn how to translate their creative ideas into well-executed garments that meet industry standards of quality and craftsmanship. Emphasis will be placed on developing technical skills, honing design aesthetics, and fostering a critical understanding of the fashion design process.

Course description

This course is an immersive exploration into the intricate process of garment crafting, taking students on a journey from initial concept to the final creation of wearable pieces. Through a blend of theoretical learning and hands-on practice, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles, techniques, and skills essential to the fashion design and construction process.

During the course, students will gain practical experience in pattern making, garment fitting, and sewing techniques, mastering the technical aspects of garment construction. Through guided exercises and projects, they will learn how to draft patterns, adjust fit, and sew garments with precision and craftsmanship. The learners will have the opportunity to discuss their progress with the tutor. They will also be able to set their own personal learning goals and get one to one support towards achieving them. The friendly atmosphere will offer the opportunity to learn new skills at their own pace.

The course will support adults on their journey to learn skills which help them progress either in work or life. Alongside the potential economic benefits, the course is intended to reduce loneliness and make people happier, healthier, more confident, capable and more resilient. This course is free to everyone due to the partnership between the WEA and Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

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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