Know Your Sewing Machine | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Know Your Sewing Machine at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Know Your Sewing Machine at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £40.00 Starts: 13/05/2017 Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Tutor: Barbara Roots Ends: 13/05/2017 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: SAT Duration: 1 weeks

About this course

This course will enable you to better understand your machine; why threading correctly is so important, understanding both top and bottom tensions, how each of the stitches works, zips, buttonholes, sewing with stretch fabrics, sizes and types of needles to use with each type of fabric, etc. The course will give you the confidence to use your machine more fully. We will be making samples of concealed zips, fly front zips and buttonholes.

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and craftspeople and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance personal skills.


The tutor will give you individual feedback on your project.

What do I need to bring with me?

Your sewing machine, all attachments, feet and power leads. Thread, scissors, pins, concealed zip 8' long, zip 8' long, approx 75cm curtain lining, and any fabric you have difficulties sewing with or that you're not sure about. There is a cafe for refreshments, but it would be a good idea to bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are a number of cafes and restaurants within a short walk.

What can I do next?

More advanced clothesmaking courses.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome on this course.
This course is for anyone who wishes to gain understanding of their own sewing machine.

About the Tutor: Barbara Roots

Barbara Roots is a couture clothesmaker whose specialities are weddings and occasion wear. She has been making clothes for herself and customers for 20 years and teaching for more than 15 years. Her clothes are made to the highest standards. Barbara studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design and London College of Fashion.

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Getting there

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
Maidstone
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1LH


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/37704/E/LC.
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