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Sewing Machine Masterclass (Intermediate) - Fastenings - Buttons, Hooks, Velcro

If you make your own clothes but struggle a little with new techniques, or maybe you just need to refresh what you already know then the Master Class series is for you.
  • Who is it for?

    These courses are perfect for experienced and intermediate sewers. Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction.

  • What does it cover?

    You will learn a selection of techniques needed to be able to make your own clothes. There are nine titles in the series for you to explore over the three terms. Skills will be developed as you practice on half scale bodice and skirt samplers or a small project. Students will be sent instructions on how to prepare for their course. With the guidance of the tutor you will work your way through a selection of sewing techniques learning the different methods used in the creation of a garment. So that you are fully prepared you will need a selection of materials and equipment for the classes. Please see next page for a full list of requirements.

    Intermediate:
    Masterclass 1, 23/10/2021 - Darts, tucks, pleats and gathers
    Masterclass 2, 12/02/2022 - Fastenings - inc. buttons, hooks, Rouleau, studs, Velcro
    Masterclass 3, 28/05/2022 - Putting in Sleeves - shirt and gathered
    Masterclass 4, 11/06/2022 - Collars - Shirt and blouse

    Beginners:
    Masterclass 1, 9/10/2021 - Six types of hem, six seam finishes
    Masterclass 2, 30/10/2021 - De-mystify facings, interfacing. Interlinings and linings
    Masterclass 3, 29/01/2022 - Zips - centred, lapped and concealed
    Masterclass 4. 19/02/2022 - Pockets - side and welt
    Masterclass 5, 14/05/2022 - Waistbands - Straight, shaped and elastic

    By the end of these courses you will be able to:
    - Demonstrate a selection of machine sewing techniques
    - Use the sewing machine with increased confidence
    - Produce a range of sewing samples for future reference

    All courses will include:
    - Laying and cutting
    - Marking up
    - Pressing and finishing

  • What will it be like?

    Learning will be facilitated by individual guidance and support from the tutor as well as peer centred learning. Skills and knowledge will be learned initially through visual demonstrations and verbal descriptions then students will work independently supported by diagramatical hand-outs. Students will be encouraged to comment about each other's work (peer centred learning).
    Your progress is monitored by tutor feedback and end of course self-assessment. Individual advice is always available and verbal feedback, support and encouragement is given to you throughout the course.
    - Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
    - Practical work produced is evidence of learning.
    - At the end of the course we will review and assess the work.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    1 to 2 metres of cotton fabric for each class (lightweight calico is good)
    Notebook
    Pencils, pens
    30cm Ruler
    Fabric scissors
    Hand sewing needles
    Sewing thread white - strong and fine, similar to Gutermann sew all thread.
    Small sharp pointed scissors and stitch ripper or quick-unpick
    Plenty of fine steel pins
    Metric tape measure
    Tailors chalk

  • What could it lead to?

    This course could lead to other sewing and textile courses at the Mary Ward Centre or another further education college. It would be the ideal course to do if you are thinking of doing the Beginners Dressmaking, Clothes-making, Clothes Pattern Cutting, Upcycling & Alterations. Students can take a follow up short course or a longer term or year-long course. It could also inspire self-initiated projects.
    There is detailed information in Reception about all of our courses at the Mary Ward Centre and a library of prospectuses for other London colleges to help you continue your studies. If you need more detailed advice, please ask a member of reception staff, and a half-hour guidance interview can be arranged for you.
    Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk tel: 0800 101 901

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Sewing Machine Masterclass (Intermediate) - Fastenings - Buttons, Hooks, Velcro

If you make your own clothes but struggle a little with new techniques, or maybe you just need to refresh what you already know then the Master Class series is for you.

01 June 2024 – 01 June 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1309CS
£60 / £21
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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