Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

Taunton campus.

Who is the course for?

This course is for those eager to begin to make use of their existing domestic sewing machine or keen to become a first time owner of one. The course is designed for those with little or no experience of using a domestic sewing machine or those with some experience of sewing who would benefit from some refreshing of specific skills and knowledge.

What does the course involve?

The sessions will start with basic components of the sewing machine, the various parts and their role and how to set up the machine to be ready to sew.

Having mastered some basic skills using practice materials – sewing straight lines, joining two fabrics together to more complicated seams , creating hems of different types, sewing around corners, inserting zips, and how to work a buttonhole. For those that are feeling confident the content will move to using a commercial pattern or even adapting a simple basic pattern to fit you properly.

What makes this course special?

This subsidised sewing course provides the perfect introduction to making better use of your domestic sewing machine to help you make items for your home and clothes for yourself and your family. You will receive expert tuition and support to help you progress quickly.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements excepting an enthusiasm to explore the full potential of your domestic sewing machine.

What are the assessment methods?

You will be given a range of tasks to undertake and shown how to complete each task to a high standard. Feedback will be provided to help you first learn and then begin to master each skill.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

The course cost includes all the practice fabric you will need to develop and perfect new skills before embarking on a project of your own. Learners will need to provide enough fabric and finishings (poppers, buttons, zips, piping etc) to complete one or more projects of your choosing from week three onwards. You will be given advice on the suitability of projects to undertake and the materials required to finish your projects to a high standard.

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