Course Description

Course Description
Please do not buy tools and equipment until you know that the course will run.

Dressmaking and Machine Skills:

Join us for this relaxed class where we will cover various functions of sewing machines and look at mastering sewing techniques and skills. We will choose a project to make (possibly a lined zipped jacket or similar ) and you will be guided step by step along the way.

Suitable forimprovers or for those returning to sewing after a break or returning learners who wish to continue to push their skill-base forward.

You will need to purchase additional materials (please see section at the end)
Prosp Description
Learners will:

• Observe appropriate health & safety requirements

• Demonstrate an understanding of cutting fabric with a pattern
• Experiment with different machine functions e.g twin needle sewing, decorative stitching, zipper feet.

• Create at least one item using these more advanced functions

We will be building on existing skills, learning some new techniques along the way for faster, more professional project completion.
Prosp Learn
Suitable for beginners and those with some sewing skills. Prosp Suitable

Learners will need the following tools and equipment:

• Pins
• dressmaking scissors or other sharp scissors that will cut fabrics successfully
• tape measure
• ruler
• paper and pen
see additional costs for fabric details

Some of your guided learning hours will be used to set the group and individual learning targets for the course. You will then have time to revisit these targets with your tutor to assess your progress.
Prosp Anything Else
Yes! You will need to purchase fabrics for your projects. DO NOT buy any fabrics until your course has started as your tutor will guide you on this purchase.

• You will need some scraps of fabric to sew onto and experiment with and a selection threads for sewing.

• It is helpful to have a larger piece of fabric to experiment with, maybe a freshly laundered sheet or duvet cover you no longer use, or some calico.

• You may also like to have some smaller pieces of nice fabric in case we make some group projects (a pack of fat quarters, or a half M of a nice cotton or poly-cotton)

• During the course you may like to purchase a pattern and fabrics but your tutor will advise on this at the time and throughout the course for other materials you may need.

Prosp Additional Costs
Your tutor can talk to you about other subject related course available.

Medway Adult Education works with many partners locally such as UCA and the University of Kent; information about their courses can be found in our studios, café and on Moodle. Medway has an exciting and wide-range of events, exhibitions, and activities to inspire and help you make further progress - please see the community noticeboards in the Rochester centre and again on Moodle. Your tutor will be able to talk through with you individual progression options.

If you wish to explore your learning, work, or career options, you can speak to a fully trained careers advisor on 0800 100 900. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
If you need further advice, please telephone 01634 338400.
Prosp After
To get the most out of your course you will need to attend as many sessions as possible. We recommend at least 90%. If you do have a holiday booked during term time, please let the tutor know in advance so that we can help you catch up on missed sessions and ensure that you still achieve the course outcomes. If you are unavoidably ill or unable to attend, please contact 01634 338400 so that we can let your tutor know, and so they can send you any work you may have missed. Prosp Attendance
The use of research online for suppliers and designs will be encouraged. YouTube may be another good resource. Prosp Ictskills
Health and Safety Disclaimer

By participating in the online class you accept that you understand that dressmaking involves potentially hazardous tools and equipment and that such activity carries the risk of injury. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your motor skills and physical ability.

It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from Medway Adult Education, you will not exceed your limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of task for your skills and abilities.

You understand that this is a sewing activity and you will need to be suitably dressed, you will need protect your work surface and be mindful of the correct Health & Safety processes when working with your machine. MAE is not responsible for damage to items in your house / home or person.

The creators, owners and distributors of this site and the material available MAE are not responsible for any injuries you may experience as a result of your use of this site and the material contained here on. By remaining on this site and/or accessing and / or using any material, you are accepting that you have read, understood, and agreed to follow these basic instructions.
Prosp Health
2.50 hrs per session
10 session(s)