About the Course
Masterclass 6 - Sleeves - eased, gathered and shirt. Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction.
Suitable for intermediate and advanced students who want to spend a day focusing on specialist areas.
There are 6 masterclasses available in this series.
Who is this course for
The Sewing Machine Masterclasses are for people who have been inspired by the latest trend in home sewing, with an interest in clothes-making and a desire to learn. This is an intermediate course ideal for students who can already use a sewing machine and want to spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction. Below is a list of items that you will need to bring to each class.
What does this course cover
You will learn a selection of skills needed to be able to make your own clothes. There are six titles in the series for you to explore over six Saturdays. Skills will be developed through practising on half scale bodice and skirt samplers for which the tutor will supply the pattern. With the guidance of the tutor you'll work your way through a selection of sewing samples learning the different methods used in the creation of a garment.
By the end of these courses you will be able to:
- Demonstrate basic machine sewing techniques
- Use the sewing machine with increased confidence
- Produce a range of sewing samples for future reference
All courses will include:
- Laying and cutting
- Marking up
- Pressing and finishing
What will it be like
Learning will be facilitated by individual guidance and support from the tutor as well as peer centred learning. Skills and knowledge will be learned initially through visual demonstrations and verbal descriptions then students will work independently with one to one tutor advice and assistance. This will be supported by hand-outs. Students will be encouraged to comment about each other's work (peer centred learning).
Your progress is monitored by tutor feedback and end of course self-assessment. Individual advice is always available and verbal feedback, support and encouragement is given to you throughout the course.
- Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
- Practical work produced is evidence of learning.
- At the end of the course we will review and assess the work.
What else do you need to buy or do
So that you are fully prepared you will need to bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
-1 or 2 metres of cotton fabric for each class
-Pencils and pen
-Hand sewing needles
-Sewing thread white - Fine, similar to Gutermann sew all thread.
-Small sharp pointed scissors or stitch ripper or quick-unpick
-Fine steel pins
-Metric tape measure
Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’
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