Simply Sewing

Course overview

If you are looking to start sewing with a machine but have no or little experience, then this course is perfect for you.

Join us for a great introduction to machine sewing and making clothes for beginners!

There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty.

For further details and to applyplease email us. To find out more and to view the terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page

By the end of this course you will understand how to determine clothing size and follow a basic paper pattern to make a pair of elasticated trousers with pockets.

You will learn how to complete a toile (a garment made in calico fabric used to adjust the pattern) and gain the confidence of make the trousers using a sewing machine.

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

You will need a basic sewing kit:

  • fabric scissors
  • paper scissors
  • pins
  • tape measure
  • un-picker

In addition, you will need a pencil and eraser.

You will be provided with two meters of Calico (included in your fee). This course will take place on six consecutive Thursday evenings from 6 pm until 8:30 pm

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