What opportunities will this course give me?
On this workshop we will be looking at a range of alteration techniques to enable you to love your clothes for longer.
We all have a responsibility to do what we can to reduce the global impact of fast fashion. The fashion industry makes up about 8-10% of global carbon emissions and nearly 20% of wastewater. Wearing clothes more often and holding onto them for longer will help to combat the carbon footprint of your garments.
This workshop will teach you some simple clothes alterations to enable you to make simple repairs and changes to your garments to make them last longer, and save from landfill for a few more years.
Please take a look at our other free courses running later in the year which form part of our Community Learning Programme.
Eastleigh College offer a variety of leisure courses to suit all interests, including Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine and our more comprehensive Dressmaking for Beginners course - please browse the website for further details.
What will I be learning?
In this workshop, you will learn how to make simple alterations such as:
• Sewing on a button
• Taking up a hem
• Making simple alterations
You will learn some simple techniques to get you started. Skills will be taught through discussions, activities, observation and practice.
Why is this course for me?
Whilst you will not gain a professional qualification on this course, this workshop is a great way to gain confidence in making simple alterations to your favourite clothing, help save money and reduce landfill waste.
How will my learning be enhanced?
On this workshop, you will be taught by a qualified dressmaking tutor who has extensive experience of teaching to adult learners.
Your tutor will be both friendly and accommodating, ensuring your experience on the workshop 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?
There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this workshop. Complete beginners are welcome if you prefer to employ hand-sewing techniques only. For alterations using a sewing machine it is essential that you have a basic knowledge and experience of using a sewing machines already. The course is suitable for all adult learners aged 18 and over.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Please bring a notebook and pen, at least one garment that needs a simple alteration, and a sewing kit to include scissors, pins, needles and a tape measure. Please also bring a sewing machine and manual if you have one. A sewing machine can be provided if preferred.
Learners will be responsible for any necessary materials required in relation to the workshop.
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.