Sewing - Part 2

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    A practical course to further your knowledge in sewing. Why learn to sew? It’s fun, it’s a new skill and a great hobby. Design clothes to your own taste, make clothes that fit you. Reduce waste - mend that garment instead of throwing it out!

    During this termly course you will learn to: Ø Adapt a basic pattern to fit body measurements Ø Lay, mark and cut a garment pattern Ø Sew darts Ø Identify and sew a variety of seam types Ø Use an over-lock machine Ø Identify and sew various hem types Ø Follow the ‘order of make’ to produce a finished garment What materials or equipment need to be provided by the student? For the first evening, learners will need to bring the following: Ø 2 metres of non-stretch (woven) fabric Ø Sewing threads for the sewing machine Ø Metric tape measure Ø Tailors chalk Ø Fabric scissors Ø Pins Ø File/folder to collate notes/handouts Ø A smart phone may be used to record demonstrations Fabric can be bought from the tutor priced at £3 per metre & zips £1 each (concealed zips are priced £3 each) Other trims such as iron-on fusible, zips, buttons and bias binding will be required. The quantities and types will be advised as each week of the course progresses. Each week you will be shown what you need for the following lesson. Any additional costs the student is likely to incur? Fabrics, threads and trims are to be supplied by the learner at their own expense, although there is a limited supply that can be bought from the college tutor. Cost will depend on their chosen project. Learners may also wish to bring any fabric remnants they have to practice on. Charges for materials are listed separately above. Your tutor will regularly review your activities and offer you support and guidance. You will be encouraged to identify small, realistic and achievable goals to work towards throughout the course and will keep a learning log to monitor your progress and achievement within the group. There is no qualification associated with this course.

    The dates and times for the summer term 2017 course will be:

    4:45pm to 6:45pm on 25 April, 2, 9, 16 and 23 May plus

    4:45pm to 8:45pm on 6 and 13 June

    Gloucestershire College main sites have café facilities, so you might like to enjoy a drink or light snack before the start of your class. Water only is allowed in the classrooms.


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9 January 2018 at 7:00 pm finishes 9:00 pm

17 April 2018 at 4:45 pm finishes 6:45 pm

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