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Dressmaking materials and fabrics

Sewing - Clothesmaking

Day of week:
Dartford Adult Education Centre, Dartford
Level 1
19:00 - 21:00
6 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.

Learn to make clothes from a paper pattern. A wide variety of sewing and dressmaking skills will be studied. Instruction will be given on using sewing machines and adapting patterns. , Students will set personal outcomes but by the end of the course most will be able to :-, Thread and use a variety of stitches on a sewing machine., Make and press an open seam and dart., Demonstrate how to insert a zip., Sew on a waistband., Show awareness of and work to relevant health and safety guidelines.,

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. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques., , 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 patterns you may have already, , Please do not buy any fabric, pattern, interfacings, thread buttons, zips etc. before you have spoken to your tutor during the first session unless you are confident to do so., For safety only closed toes shoes should be worn.

What can I do next?

You will be able to take further courses or take on a specific project class.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome. 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. , This is a mixed level class, beginners and more experienced students are all welcome. Students will work at an appropriately challenging level on their own projects.

Getting to your course

Find us

Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DAR/110828/K/NC.