Sewing Machine Skills: Step 1

This course is full. Please contact us on 01202 123444 to be added to the queue.

Course code: PL2241F

If your sewing machine is covered in dust and sitting in a corner of the house, put it to good use with this interesting course that will help you become familiar with the workings of your machine.



From 03 Jun 2024 to 22 Jul 2024
Mon 15:30-18:00

8 weeks

03 Jun 2024

15:30 to 18:00

10 Jun 2024

15:30 to 18:00

17 Jun 2024

15:30 to 18:00

24 Jun 2024

15:30 to 18:00

01 Jul 2024

15:30 to 18:00

08 Jul 2024

15:30 to 18:00

15 Jul 2024

15:30 to 18:00

22 Jul 2024

15:30 to 18:00


Dolphin Centre 

The Dolphin Centre,

BH15 1SZ


Fees and concessions

total  fee  for  this  course: £163.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £163.00 ,the concession fee  £81.00.


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>During this course you will receive both group and individual support in order to help you learn more about Sewing Machine Skills. </p>

<p>This course will start at the very beginning by looking at the basics of how a sewing machine works and help you to gain confidence operating a sewing machine successfully. </p>

<p>Topics that may be covered include: </p>

<li>Identifying the parts of a sewing machine </li>
<li>Threading & using the bobbin </li>
<li>Operating a sewing machine safely </li>
<li>Use guides on the machine to determine stitching position </li>
<li>Change stitch settings, seams and hems </li>
<li>Make a basic sewn craft item following a handout or simple commercial pattern. </li>
<li>Applique, zips and buttonholes. </li>
<li>Experiment on different fabrics with your machine. </li>
<li>Build up a range of stitched samples as a reference for the future. </li>

<p>All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course. </p>

<p>There will be an opportunity to choose a practical project to be completed from the selection offered by the tutor. Projects are chosen to give you the chance to put into practice the skills and knowledge that you will be taught during the course. </p>

<p>You will have the option to adapt choices made to suit your ability and to be able to use any opportunity you may have to carry out additional work on your project. </p>

<p>This course can help you to cut your costs and by recycling and renewing, make the most of your existing wardrobe and furnishings, making a contribution to a greener environment and helping you financially. </p>

<p>Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. </p>

<p>Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience. </p>

<p>This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course. </p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>There are no Pre-course information sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. </p>

<p>Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you. </p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. </p>

<p>There is no qualification or examination attached to this course. </p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>This is a Step 1 course, it is for people who need a brush-up, if they have not used their machine for a long time, or maybe have never used it. </p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need to bring your own sewing machine as this will help you understand how it works and enable you to successfully continue sewing at home. Please ensure it is in safe, good working condition and bring your user manual. </p>

<p>You will also need a basic sewing kit. Advice about appropriate choices will be given during the first session. </p>

<p>Before buying expensive materials and equipment please discuss their purchase with your tutor. You will be expected to purchase your own materials as the course progresses. </p>

<p>You will need to provide the materials for the project item that you choose to make. </p>

<p>You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder. </p>

<p>During the first session your tutor may discuss additional materials to bring if possible. </p>

Next Step

<p>Following the successful completion of this course, your next learning step is Sewing Machine Skills Step 2. </p>

<p>Other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers. </p><p>Need support planning your next steps? Our experienced Careers Advisors at Skills &amp; Learning can offer personalised guidance on choosing the right course, exploring career paths, developing interview skills, updating your CV and much more. Book a FREE appointment today and get the support you need to achieve your goals. Visit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Call us at 01202 123444 for more information.</p>

Additional information

<p><strong>English, maths and computing skills:</strong> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.<br />
<strong>Refunds:</strong> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.<br />
<strong>Attendance:</strong> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.<br />
<strong>Places on courses:</strong> many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.<br />
<strong>Fully funded learners:</strong> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.<br />
<strong>Home study:</strong> you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.<br />
<strong>Proof of identity:</strong> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.<br />
<strong>Off-site activities:</strong> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.<br />
<strong>Parking at centres:</strong> parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Refreshments:</strong> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.<br />
If you have any <strong>accessibility or disability issues</strong> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail <a href=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>