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Sewing - How to Make your own Memory Bear - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Level 1
18:00 - 20:00
2 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.

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.

Although this course is now full, we do have another Memory Bear course available. Search course code ONL/113132/K/NC.’

This course will enable you to create a memory bear with items of clothing that hold precious memories for you. Your Tutor will take you step by step through the techniques required to create your bear using a paper pattern that we will provide for you.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Nadja Yeates

Nadja has 20 years experience working in design and garment construction. After graduating from a degree in fashion design she worked in New Zealand for a fashion company before successfully ran a business making bespoke fabric bags back in England.

In recent years she has worked freelance for companies such as French Connection as well as making si-fi costumes sold world wide. Nadja has taught art and textiles at further education level. Currently Nadja runs the children's wear business COPHOUGH with her partner.

View all courses taught by Nadja Yeates here

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking and listening).

Tutors will aim to use a variety of methods including email, Zoom, and personal critique/assessment feedback. There may also be recorded and live video contact where appropriate and possible. You will be contacted and receive instructions nearer the start date of the course

This course will be taught using a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one to one guidance, and group discussions.

What do I need to have with me?

For this course you will need:-

- A sewing machine
- Your choice of fabric/clothing - this will be 4 or 5 items of small children’s clothes or 2/3 adult ones (2 men’s shirts would be fine) to create the bear
- 1 metre of interfacing
- Wadding/filling for the bear.

We will supply the paper pattern and bear eyes and these will be posted to you before the course.

What can I do next?

Further Sewing courses to develop skills further. Your tutor will be able to advise you.

What do I need to join the course

Some sewing knowledge is required, not suitable for complete beginners.

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 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/110682/K/NC.