Sewing for Fun | Homewood School, Tenterden

Sewing for Fun at Homewood School, Tenterden

Sewing for Fun at Homewood School, Tenterden

Price: £175.00 Starts: 18/09/2019 Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Tutor: Deborah Good Ends: 27/11/2019 Location: Homewood School, Tenterden
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: WED Duration: 10 weeks

This course has started, but is still accepting enrolments. This course has already started but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 2222 and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running.

About this course

Sewing for Fun is designed to enable you to gain knowledge and confidence in your sewing skills and in using a sewing machine, in an exciting, fun and informative way.

Students can choose to make a wide variety of projects, from small gifts and soft furnishings, curtains and blinds, to simple garments for themselves or their children. The tutor will discuss each students learning requirements at the start of the course and will advise on the best method of obtaining success with their chosen project.

Sewing and making things is following a huge resurgence at the moment. Many people are realising there are savings to be made by making your own soft furnishings, clothes, accessories and gifts, and the range of lovely fabrics available is growing, with shops selling all sorts of sewing paraphernalia now open in most towns.

The sale of sewing machines has almost doubled over the last few years, though most people owning one do not know how to use it properly.

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

- Use their sewing machine to best advantage.
- Choose and use suitable fabrics for their chosen projects.
- Use patterns and follow written or diagrammatic instructions.
- Choose the most appropriate designs for soft furnishings.
- Take measurements and calculate fabric requirements for their projects
- Use the appropriate techniques to make their items to a high standard.

How will I be taught?

Tutors 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?

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


The tutor will have a selection of items for sale, such as zipping, curtain linings and headings, piping cord, some threads, wadding and interfacings.

There are no sewing machines at the centre to use, so students need to bring their own. Students will be taught how to use it properly if they don't know how! Don't forget to bring all the accessories, foot controls and leads for the machine.

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.
The class is suitable for all abilities, from those who are completely new to sewing and want to learn how to use their machine, to those with experience and previous knowledge of making various items.

If you would like a map showing the location of your classroom at this site, please e-mail us at

About the Tutor: Deborah Good

Deborah Good qualified as a teacher of Dress and Design over 30 years ago and has many years of experience teaching textiles related classes in schools and for Kent Adult Education.Deborah has also worked in the fashion industry as a designers assistant. She has her own business making bespoke curtains, blinds and loose covers. Students are taught to use the same professional techniques that Deborah employs in her business.

Deborah is willing to answer any questions before the course starts by e-mail if you would like to contact the centre first.

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Getting there

Homewood School
Ashford Road
TN30 6LT

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code ASH/76722/H/LC.
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