Sewing for Happiness - Online course - Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November 2022

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Sewing for Happiness

Online course

Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November 2022

6.30pm to 8.30pm

This is a free online course using Zoom.

This course will help you develop your sewing skills through a mixture of practice, discussion, and demonstration within a supportive, friendly online classroom environment.

You will be introduced to different sewing techniques and to gain confidence in using your sewing machine, whilst understanding the sewing jargon and techniques required for your individual project.

  • Identify different stitches, seams, and techniques
  • Produce a sewn item of your choice
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a sewing machine
  • Identify how being focused on a task and having a sense of achievement lowers stress and improves self-esteem

About the Course: The process of being creative can bring numerous health benefits and general feelings of wellbeing. Research shows that taking up Sewing can help, amongst other things depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, insomnia and raising levels of happiness

Who is this course for:  Anyone with an interest in sewing, complete beginners and more experienced sewers are all welcome!

Previous Knowledge or Experience: A basic understanding of how to use your sewing machine; know how to thread, insert the bobbin and sew a straight line.

How will I learn: Discussion, demonstration and independent sewing in a virtual classroom via zoom.

How will I be assessed: Before the course starts you will have a 15 minute 1:1 meeting with the tutor where you will discuss your chosen sewing project and previous experience. This will help the Tutor get to know you and to be able to provide a more tailored teaching.  This first meeting will also be used as a trial to see how you get on with Zoom. You will also have a meeting at the end of the course as part of the assessment.

During the length of the course you will have contact with the Tutor via a Facebook group or email for any questions/concerns. You will produce some stitched samples and a sewn item during the course. Please note, you may need to use your personal time to complete the item you are making because of the time constraints.

What shall I bring: Sewing machine, scissors (fabric and paper), pattern for your project, fabric for samples and your chosen project, needle and thread, notions for project such as zip/elastic, pins, tape measure, ruler, pens and pencils; paper. We will discuss your sewing project in your 1:1

Next Steps: further fantastic courses

This course is aimed at Hampshire residents aged 19+ 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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