New Sewing Easy Unisex Overshirt – ONLINE

Want a comfortable, easy to wear Overshirt? Interested in having a go at making your own clothes? In just a couple of weeks you could have a new shirt, perfect for lounging in or working from home. Perhaps your new wardrobe essential for zoom meetings. An Overshirt is a timeless, versatile and easy fitting tunic and is one of the easiest garments to sew.
The Overshirt, worn by both men and women can even mix and match with the harem pants. Soon to be your lounging favourites. Beautiful wardrobe basics that will be the first of many as you learn a new set skills that you can use time after time.

The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class. Classes will involve some self study and information being sent to you via email or Moodle.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Who is this course for

Even if you are absolutely new to sewing you will be able to make this Overshirt. Students who have some previous sewing machine and garment making skills will progress faster and learn new ways to embellish their garment. Please press the 'read more' button below for a full list of what you will need.

What does this course cover

Students will learn how to use a commercial pattern (provided by the tutor) to construct a garment. Please sign up early to receive your pattern in time for the first session. The students will learn basic sewing machine skills and techniques to enable their garment construction.

By the end of the course students would be able to:
o Understand what the symbols on patterns mean.
o Successfully and economically lay a pattern onto fabric.
o Learn how to transfer marks onto fabric.
o Successfully cut out and begin to construct a garment using a range of sewing techniques.
o Use garment making terminology.

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

What this course could lead to

Further Study of Fashion and textiles at the Mary Ward Centre.
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: and from the following websites:;;;;

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’