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Title

The Art of Hand Sewing - Online

Level

Beginners

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge needed, just a desire to sew. Learners will require a good understanding of spoken and written English

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
Recognise and practise health and safety while using sewing tools
Identify correct tools and notions required for sewing samples
Recognise how to sew and where to use a variety of hand sewn stitches
Build a sewing folder and name the stitches
Complete a number of sewing samples


Subject contents/Topics to be covered

Hand sewing stitches: Basting, running stitch, back stitch, pin hem, stab stitch, blind hem, slip stitch, overcast stitch, tailor tacks, swing catch and button loops

Sewing Samples, sewing in a zip by hand, sewing on a button, fastenings, a roll hem

Teaching/Learning methods

In small and large groups. Videos, handouts. A platform of teaching techniques, resources, links and suppliers


What examinations will I be able to take?

No exams

Assessment Pattern

Your progress and achievements will be recognised and recorded in writing throughout. Your tutor will make initial assessments of your abilities in order to help plan your work with you. You will learn to evaluate your work and recognise areas for improvement with help from your tutor. At the end of the course, you and your tutor will discuss and record what you have achieved and your progression route. Students will be working through set units which need to be achieved throughout the term

Additional costs to students

2 metres of medium weight cotton fabric. A sewing kit. Fabric scissors, tape measure, a good quality sewing thread, (gutermann sew all thread), hand sewing needles, pins, note paper and a pencil. If you are unsure you can contact the college and the tutor will contact you

What extra work do I need to do outside the classroom?

To practise techniques

Equipment materials to be brought to first meeting

2 metres of medium weight cotton fabric. A sewing kit, including fabric scissors, tape measure, a good quality sewing thread, (Gutermann sew all thread), hand sewing needles, pins, note paper and a pencil. If you are unsure you can contact the college and the tutor will contact you

Other notes

Punctuality and good attendance are the requirements of this course

Progression opportunities

CALAT offer other clothesmaking courses throughout the year, including a City and Guilds in Fashion Level 1 and 2

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