Course Information: Clothesmaking


About this course

Course code
320998
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Come and learn how to make clothes to fit yourself or others. Beginners welcome. Start with a simple garment and progress to more complicated pieces. You will need to supply your own materials.

Dates and times

From 11 Jan 2018 to 22 Mar 2018
Thu 10:00-12:00
for 10 weeks

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11 Jan 2018
10:00 to 12:00
18 Jan 2018
10:00 to 12:00
25 Jan 2018
10:00 to 12:00
01 Feb 2018
10:00 to 12:00
08 Feb 2018
10:00 to 12:00
22 Feb 2018
10:00 to 12:00
01 Mar 2018
10:00 to 12:00
08 Mar 2018
10:00 to 12:00
15 Mar 2018
10:00 to 12:00
22 Mar 2018
10:00 to 12:00

Location

Kentwood
Kentwood Centre
Kingsdale Road
London
SE20 7PR


with Carrie Trigg

Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is 106 , the concession rate is 85. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

Fees payable for online enrolment

  • 106.00 (course fee)

Description

Come and learn how to make clothes to fit yourself or others. Beginners welcome. Start with a simple garment and progress to more complicated pieces. You will need to supply your own materials.

What can students expect?

You will learn, or improve your skills in how to measure yourself accurately, how to read, understand and make simple alterations to a commercial pattern, how to layout, cut out and mark correctly, how to complete simple alterations and a variety of seams, darts and gathers, how to put in a sleeve, various sewing techniques e.g. seams and seam finishes, hems and zip insertion

Individual outcomes will be agreed between students and tutor at the beginning of the course and reviewed regularly. You will have the opportunity to identify your own areas for improvements.

Late starters allowed?

Yes, you can join at any part of this course, as a fair proportion of teaching is individual 1 to 1 tuition.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills required

You will need to be able to understand both written and verbal instructions and information in English and be able to measure accurately and complete basic calculations. The tutor will explain any specialist terms used.

Entry Requirements

This is an all levels course.

Assessment Method

This is a non accredited course. You will be assessed informally by your tutor, as part of normal classroom activities. There will be plenty of opportunities to review your progress.

Language of Instruction

English.

Language of Assessment

English.

External qualification?

No.

Previous experience required?

No, this course is suitable for beginners and for those with some experience.

What is the progression route?

To continue with this course, to develop your skills further or other courses in fashion or pattern cutting. The tutor will advise at the end of the course.

Are there any extra costs?

The cost of materials and equipment used is not included in the cost of the course. You will be expected to provide your own fabric, patterns and haberdashery for each garment made. The tutor will advise.

Are there any set books?

No.

Work set between sessions?

In order to fully benefit from this course, it is advisable to practice the skills learnt between sessions.

Equipment Required

Please bring basic sewing equipment: tape measure, pins, needles, scissors and threads. Pen and paper. If you require glasses for close work, please bring them to each session.

Teaching method/style?

This is a practical, workshop style course with demonstrations, whole class, group and individual tuition, observation and questions and answers.