No requirements, other than an interest in sewing and/or some limited experience of sewing.
Having successfully completed the course, learners can go on to study:
Further guidance opportunities are available to all learners and learners will be advised of other courses that may be of interest to them.
Hands on fashion course suitable for complete beginners and those who wish to improve their sewing skills.
You will learn how to use domestic sewing machines, cut fabric with scissors and rotary cutters and use a variety of fabrics, tools, sewing and pressing equipment.
Teaching will be by demonstration, with instruction sheets when necessary. You will learn by producing samples using a variety of stitches and fabrics which you can keep in your ring binder as a future record of each technique.
Below is a brief summary of the techniques you will learn as a beginner.
You will have ample time in class to complete each sample. Homework will be to mount your best samples in a ring binder using card inserts with plastic wallets.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Katrina O’Neill (CertEd, BA) is a university trained professional with over 35 years of teaching experience in sewing, pattern-making and bespoke dressmaking. She studied sewing techniques and soft-tailoring at Newham, Havering, Redbridge and Westminster and advanced pattern-making at The London Centre for Fashion Studies, being lucky enough to be taught by Dr Martin Shoben, one of the top pattern-cutters at the London College of Fashion.
4th April 2021, every Tuesday 6PM – 8.30PM
Excludes Half term