NF208 - Sewing: Make a Summer Skirt in One Day NEW

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Course Sewing: Make a Summer Skirt in One Day NEW

Do you love to make your own clothes but find it seems to take a long time, often does not fit well and then looks a bit “home-made”? Would you like to take a course but your time is limited? If the answer is yes then why not join this one day course and find out how you can complete a skirt in just a day.

Using an easy to sew pattern you will learn how to alter the pattern to fit your measurements and then how to cut out and quickly prepare the skirt for construction. Then using fast professional techniques you will make a skirt that fits you and that you are proud to wear.

Everything you learn on the day can be applied to all the other garments that you make.

Required Skills This course is suitable for those who are confident in using the sewing machine for straight and zig-zag sewing.
Teaching Method Your tutor will discuss and demonstrate techniques, which you will then practise. You will be given handouts to aid learning.
Outcomes You will have learned how to cut and assemble a skirt pattern and will take home a completed garment.
Materials required Sewing machine, foot pedal and the instruction book, spare machine bobbins that are correct for your make and model of machine, all the feet and accessories that came with the machine including the zipper foot and an overcast foot if you have one, universal sewing machine needles sizes 80 & 90, dressmaking pins, cutting out scissors, paper scissors and small scissors with sharp points, unpicker, hand sewing needles, a length of ribbon or tape longer than your waist measurement, tape measure, fading marker pen and a piece of tailors chalk, a piece (approx. 45cms square) of well washed cotton for a pressing cloth, pen, pencil and a ruler, small reel of sellotape. To make the skirt: Your chosen pattern from the list supplied by the tutor (pattern list available from early 2019), IMPORTANT Please make sure the pattern chosen includes your actual hip measurement. Do NOT go by the clothes size you usually buy as pattern sizes are different. The amount of fabric quoted on the pattern for your size and the view chosen. (If the fabric is directional either with the design or has a pile such as needlecord make sure there is enough fabric to cut out the pattern). Any haberdashery needed to complete the skirt (A standard zip if required, unless you have the special foot for inserting an invisible/concealed zip). Two reels of 100% polyester machine sewing thread to match your fabric. Note if you are making this for someone else please bring their body measurement of waist and hip and the finished length required. If you have any questions about the pattern or equipment list please get in touch with us. If you purchase items in advance and should the course not run due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to take responsibility for the cost of those materials. You may wish to bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee are provided free of charge but in order to avoid waste we are asking learners to bring their own re-usable coffee cups if possible.
Homework required
Assessment At the start of the course you will be given your own individual learning plan. Your tutor will record your entry level and together you will track your progress and achievements.
Progression to We will support learners to make informed choices about their next steps by providing appropriate individual and/or group information, advice, and/or guidance tailored to need and desired outcomes. A variety of different sewing and craft courses are offered at this centre, see for more details.
Duration 1 session
Start Date Saturday May 18, 2019
Course Costs £50.00
Concessions £41.00
Timing-start 10:00 am
Timing-end 4:00 pm
Course Code NF208
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