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.
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
- tape measure
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