Sewing on Sundays I

Course Dates: 26/09/21 - 17/10/21
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Start making clothes with a pair of elasticated trousers in a fabric of your choice. Learn how to choose the right pattern size, lay out pattern pieces, cut out and sew seams, waist facings and hems.
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Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00

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Course Code: VJ140

Started Sun, day, 26 Sep - 17 Oct '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Going back to basics, learn how to use a sewing machine. Each week you will build on your sewing skills, working towards completing a pair of elasticated trousers.

What will we cover?

With individual use of a Bernina sewing machine, the tutor will guide you through how to use the sewing machine
and the basic sewing techniques used in making up basic garments. You will have the opportunity
to develop your sewing, cutting and pressing skills, and will be guided step by step through this process by your tutor.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Use the sewing machine
- Use practical sewing skills for making seams
- Practice the application of interfacing
- Put in a zip
- Create a buttonhole and sew on a button, using professional techniques
- Machine hems
- Produce a range of sewing samples for future reference
- Press and finish samples
- Demonstrate sewing techniques used in the making up of garments.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For beginners and students from basic introductory City Lit sewing courses. This is an introductory course in which
students can learn the basic sewing machine skills and sewing techniques used in sewing clothing.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations and to understand health and safety information.
Hand-outs will be available via an online class portal and you will be invited to take part in group discussions.
You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from having support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.

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.
Some tasks may need to be undertaken at home in order to be completed. Handouts and course information can also 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?

Fabric for samples and practising etc will be supplied.
Additional fabric requirements for your garment or other items will be discussed in the first session.
Bring a notebook and pen to keep your notes in and a small folder or plastic sleeve for any hand outs.
All equipment is provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a wide range of long and short courses in Fashion & Textiles from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.
Browse our website for our current offer on complementary courses.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.