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Title

Dressmaking - Get Sewing

Level

Beginners

Prior Knowledge

None required

Who is this course for?

Do you have an interest in sewing, fashion or dressmaking and want to get started?
Get more out of Sewing through this course designed to increase your knowledge and appreciation of dressmaking.
This course is for you if you are new to sewing and using a sewing machine. In this ‘Get-Sewing’ beginners’ course, you will learn the basic sewing techniques needed to use a machine. With the support of your tutor, you will learn how to use patterns to make samples and a simple garment.

What Will I learn? Subject Contents/Topics to be covered

By the end of the course depending on your level of experience you should be able to:
Identify the main features and capabilities of a domestic sewing machine
A variety of different fabric manipulation methods
Identify different seam methods
Acknowledge and apply a variety of seam finishes
Use your samples and knowledge for further learning or home projects

Teaching/Learning Methods

This course will be tutor led with step-by-step demonstration.
Learners will also be shown samples and given informative handouts.

Assessment Pattern

Your progress and achievement will be recognised throughout the duration of the course.
You will learn to evaluate your understanding 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 what you still need to learn.

Additional Costs to Students

Sample Fabric
Matching Thread
Sewing Kit (fabric, scissors, ruler, tape measure and pins)
What Extra Work Do I Need to Do Outside the Classroom?
Practise what you have learnt in class

Equipment Materials to be brought to the First Meeting

Pen and Paper for making notes during class
An A4 file to keep samples and worksheets

Progression Opportunities

Intermediate level (Carry-on sewing)

Joining Instructions

For Creative Arts course learners must be able to work independently.
Enrol Online or at one of our Calat Centres.

Courses

Creative Arts: Dressmaking - Get Sewing ~Beginners

  • Reference TZP615-23
  • Location: CALAT Thornton Heath Centre
  • Start Date: 24 Apr 2024
  • End Date: 22 May 2024
  • Course Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time: Wed 14.00 - 16.00
  • 3 places available
Fee BandAmount
Full Fee83.00
Concession62.25
Overseas143.60

Creative Arts: Dressmaking - Get Sewing ~Beginners

  • Reference TZP617-23
  • Location: CALAT Thornton Heath Centre
  • Start Date: 05 Jun 2024
  • End Date: 03 Jul 2024
  • Course Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time: Wed 14.00 - 16.00
  • 12 places available
Fee BandAmount
Full Fee83.00
Concession62.25
Overseas143.60