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Sewing - Alterations for The Perfect Fit

Price:
£64.00
Starts:
03/11/2021
Day of week:
WED
Ends:
01/12/2021
Location:
Gravesend Adult Education Centre, Gravesend
Level:
Level 1
Time:
19:30 - 21:30
Duration:
5 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

Everyone has a unique body shape, this course will show you to how alter shop bought clothes to fit yours. Achieve a much better fit for any garment with the techniques you'll learn.

Students will set personal outcomes but by the end of the course most will be able to :-
Demonstrate how to sew a dart
Take up a hem by hand or machine.
Explain how to adjust a waistband.
Demonstrate how to alter a crotch seam

How will I be taught?

Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.

It is important to note that craft courses are practical requiring a degree of manual dexterity and students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.

Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need:
-A pen, pencil and notebook
-A basic sewing kit
-Scissors, pins and a tape measure
-You may wish to bring your own sewing machine
-Any items you wish to alter.

For safety only closed toes shoes should be worn.

What can I do next?

You will be able to take further sewing courses such as Clothesmaking or Corset making or specific skills courses such as 'Using an Overlocker'. Your tutor will be able to advise you on the appropriate next steps.

What do I need to join the course

Students should be able to thread a sewing machine and confidently sew in a straight line.

Getting to your course

Find us

Gravesend Adult Education Centre
Darnley Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA11 0RX

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code GRA/112931/K/LC.