Using a Sewing Machine - Essential Skills for Beginners | Ashford Gateway

Using a Sewing Machine - Essential Skills for Beginners at Ashford Gateway

Using a Sewing Machine - Essential Skills for Beginners at Ashford Gateway

Price: £50.00 Starts: 26/01/2019 Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Tutor: Sian Lewis Ends: 26/01/2019 Location: Ashford Gateway
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: SAT Duration: 1 weeks

About this course

This course is designed to enable you to gain knowledge and confidence in your sewing skills and teaches you to use a sewing machine in a relaxed, informal and informative class.

By the end of the course, students should be able to: -

- Thread and use their sewing machine with confidence.
- Choose and use suitable presser feet for their projects
- Know how and when to use the stitches on their machine.
- Choose the correct needles for different fabrics.
- know how to identify and fix problems with the machine
If your course is held at Ashford Gateway in the evening, please note the following:- The main door to the building closes at 6pm Mon-Wed and 8pm on Thurs. The building can only be accessed via the side door which is situated to the left of the main entrance at the corner of the building. There is an entry system via a buzzer.

How will I be taught?

The tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.

Your tutor will give you individual feedback and assess you as you progress through the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

There are only a few sewing machines at the centre to use, so students are advised to bring their own. Students will be taught how to use their machine confidently, and troubleshoot any problems that arise. Don't forget to bring all the accessories, foot controls and leads for the machine, and the instruction manual.

Students will need to bring small sewing equipment, such as sharp scissors, pins, needles, a tape measure, chalk fabric pencil, sewing threads to match fabrics; a tape measure; a folder, paper and pens for notes and hand-outs. A digital camera is also useful to record progress

What can I do next?

Your tutor will be able to advise.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course - no experience or knowledge of the subject is needed.

About the Tutor: Sian Lewis

Siân Lewis is a designer and textile artist. She studied fashion at the Royal College of Art and Ravensbourne College of Art and Design and has10 years experience of designing and making competition dancewear including for Strictly Come Dancing. She has worked on costumes for TV, stage and film and has been teaching textiles and art since 2008. Sian is currently developing her own range of textile prints and accessories.

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Getting there

Ashford Gateway
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code ASH/65545/G/LC.
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