Introduction to using the sewing machine
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
We also look at troubleshooting and different sewing techniques.
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What is the course about?
Individual use of a Bernina sewing machine will allow you to practice and build confidence in sewing.
You will learn how to set up and thread the sewing machine and use various machine feet, tools and equipment in your sewing.
What will we cover?
We cover practical stitches, troubleshoot machine problems and learn general maintenance of the sewing machine.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Demonstrate competence in setting up and use of the sewing machine.
- Use the machine to stitch practical seams and hems
- Be competent in using tools and equipment
- Use different machine feet to make up samples
- Produce a range of sewing samples for future reference
- Be able to undertake basic machine maintenance.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For beginners or those who wish to improve their basic sewing machine skills.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs
and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be
able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through demonstrations, discussions, workshop practice, one to one instruction and guidance.
All work can be completed during the class.All handouts and course information can be accessed via our Google classroom eLearning portal. Details on how you can login will be sent to you prior to the start date.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Basic materials will be supplied for samples, handouts will be provided via our online class portal but a notebook and pencil would be useful for taking notes etc. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your skills further by enrolling onto any of our popular Clothes making classes. We also have a range of Contemporary Crafts courses fro beginners to advanced learners.
Please check the website for more details on our upcoming courses.