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Sewing - Clothesmaking - Beginners and Improvers - Online Live

Day of week:
Real time Online
Level 1
18:30 - 20:30
11 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 40 25* to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.On this course you will gain the skills to make clothes confidently from start to finish, share ideas and make your own garments. You will learn a variety of methods used in producing a garment through tutor demonstrations. Each student will make at least one wearable garment.By the end of this course you should be able to:- Select and implement appropriate settings on a sewing machine.- Sew and neaten a seam.- Identify sewing techniques as required by your garment pattern. - Identify and operate the correct tools and equipment within safe working practiceThe course takes place at The Golf Road Centre 28 Golf Road, Deal CT14 6PYPlease note this is not a pattern cutting courseThere is no set homework, but to get the most out of the course, you are welcome to do further work at home.

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. You will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as you would in the classroom (speaking and listening). This measure is dictated by circumstances and the course will be delivered back in the classroom as soon as possible.

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 via online breakout rooms, group discussions and critiques.
Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.

Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each students starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will give verbal feedback.

What do I need to have with me?

A well-equipped sewing kit to include large and small scissors, hand and machine needles, seam ripper, tape measure, pins, threads. Paper scissors, greaseproof paper and masking tape, ruler, notebook, pencil and eraser. As the course progresses, you will need to buy paper patterns, fabric and haberdashery. The tutor will call all students before the course is due to start with a list of necessary items.

If you have a sewing machine you can bring this with you to the sessions. If you are a new beginner we advise speaking to the tutor in the first week before buying a sewing machine.

What can I do next?

Further sewing/clothemaking courses. The tutor will advise.

What do I need to join the course

No prior knowledge required.
This sewing course is for beginners and Improvers
It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code DEA/86819/J/NC.