Community Learning: Simply Sewing
This practical and fun Community Learning Simply Sewing course is open to anyone who wants to gain confidence or build on their skills in using a sewing machine and learning techniques to complete a sewing project of their own.
Under the guidance of our experienced tutor, you will be shown the techniques to turn ideas into beautifully sewn items using a sewing machine, so you can have a finished and successful item to take away and be proud of.
Project ideas may include a cushion cover, a fabric book cover or a tote bag. You may want to add an applique design to a skirt you own or up-cycle a denim jacket.
You will be shown the techniques to turn ideas into beautifully sewn items.
Participation and creativity can offer relief and increase your wellbeing, having a positive effect on your day-to-day life!
We’ll be offering a two-hour session on Friday mornings from 10.30am-12.30pm, giving you plenty of time to experiment. You can attend as many of the sessions as you wish!
Dates 2023: Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15
2024: Jan 12, 19, 26 Feb 2, 9, 23 Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12
Our Community Learning programme offers a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing for adults aged 19 or over (at the start of the course).
Please visit our Community Learning homepage to see if you are eligible for a free place.
On this course, you will learn practical skills and tips, including:
- confidence using the sewing machine
- applique techniques
- embellishment techniques
- finishing techniques
You will learn through theoretical and practical sessions including:
- key sewing and measuring techniques
- garment adjustments
- simple garment construction skills
- how to work with easy fabrics
Basic materials will be supplied but you may wish to bring your own fabric, threads, ribbons and buttons. Please bring with you any fabrics you wish to use or share.
Please bring with you:
- ideas you have for your design
- a notebook/sketchbook and pencil.
Your tutor may suggest to you that some parts of your project could be completed at home.
Please explore our wide range of courses for something to follow on to.
Tutor: Izzie Bagwell
This course runs term time only.
Alternatively enrol by phone quoting OXAEL13D0 or ask a question
Meet the tutors
We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.