Community Wellbeing: Simply Sewing
This practical and fun Community Wellbeing Simply Sewing course is open to anyone who wants to gain confidence 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.
Our Community Wellbeing programme has been designed to include courses that will develop your skills, confidence and promoting a sense of wellbeing. Each workshop will be delivered at a gentle pace with lots of tutor support and is suitable for beginners and more experienced creatives.
*Please visit our Community Wellbeing page 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
- enthusiasm and willingness to learn
Your tutor may suggest to you that some parts of your project could be completed at home.