Sewing for Beginners - Andover Library - Wednesday 11th, 18th, 25th September and 2nd October 2024


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Sewing for Beginners

Andover Library

Wednesday 11th, 18th, 25th September and 2nd October 2024

10.00am to 12.00pm

Learn how to read patterns, operate your sewing machine and identify stitches/functions. Also, on this course you will sew different types of hem, seams and zips, experiment which is better for different types of projects and fabrics.

You will learn the sewing jargon and techniques required for your individual project whilst being in a friendly, classroom setting, whilst connecting and learning with likeminded people.

  • List at least 3 sewing terms and describe
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a sewing machine and identify stitches/functions
  • Read, lay out and cut pieces out of a pattern
  • Demonstrate and practice further sewing techniques with seams, hems and zippers. At least one from each category

Who is this course for: This course is aimed at complete beginners who would enjoy learning the basics and key fundamentals in sewing and alterations. This learning will take place in a friendly classroom setting, in the library, where you can learn and connect with like-minded people

Previous knowledge or experience: No previous knowledge is required

How will I learn: Discussion, demonstration, and independent sewing in class

How you will be assessed: Q&A and Sewn samples

What shall I bring: For the first session you will need to buy/bring: Sewing machine with a standard sewing foot that is suitable for your machine, bobbins and mains operated plug, thread, calico cut into squares for samples. Roughly a 6-inch square. These can be purchased from the tutor if necessary. 10-20 samples would be beneficial. Fabric snips or small fabric scissors. Pen and notepad

Next steps: Further sewing courses, or join Chatty Crafts at Andover Library

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

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