What opportunities will this course give me?
This workshop will enable you to get to grips with the different functions of your sewing machine.
Whilst this workshop does not have a formal qualification at the end, it is a fantastic way to widen your sewing skills with hands-on learning material among a group of likeminded enthusiasts.
Eastleigh College offers a number of other textile courses - please browse the website for more information.
What will I be learning?
This course will allow you to gain knowledge on the different functions of your sewing machine and how to do your own simple maintenance to keep it in good working order.
You will create a portfolio of samples to use for future reference.
You will also work on a small project of making a pillow case with a decorative element. There will be the opportunity to make additional pillow cases if time allows.
Why is this course for me?
The course will be taught through practical demonstrations and hands on activities.
How will my learning be enhanced?
On this workshop you will be taught by a qualified textiles tutor who will help you to learn the basic skills of using a sewing machine.
Your tutor will be both friendly and accommodating, ensuring your experience on the course is stimulating and rewarding.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Here at Eastleigh College, we are proud of our comfortable, welcoming learning environment and community venues. Youll be alongside other learners who are keen to learn the same skills, opening you up to individuals with similar interests and mind-sets to you.
There is absolutely no pressure or expectations; we just want our learners to have the best time possible and leave feeling proud of their new skills.
What do I need to sign up?
No entry requirements in respect of this workshop; it is suitable for anyone who owns a sewing machine and has an interest in learning how to use it.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Please bring along to the workshop:
Your sewing machine with the manual, a minimum of two bobbins suitable for your machine, and all the tools and attachments provided. Your sewing machine must be a standard domestic sewing machine in good working order.
Sewing machine needles.
Sewing kit: dressmaking scissors for cutting fabric, disappearing marker for fabrics or textile chalk, a ruler, dressmaking pins.
Fabric for practising: calico and an old bed sheet like fabric pieces will do (approx. 50 by 50cm in one piece or several pieces).
Fabric for your first project: 2x m of woven cotton or polycotton (polyester and cotton blend) fabric in different colours or prints. Choose fabrics that look nice together (we will be making a cushion case, think of the colours that you like)
Notepad and pencil.
Please also bring a light lunch/refreshments as there are no catering facilities on college premises on a Saturday.
Learners are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course. Supplies can be purchased at any good haberdashery shop.
Please contact the Adult Community Learning team on 023 8091 1270 if you need further assistance regarding the purchase of your resources.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.
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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.