Beginners

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 201 Conc £79 Full £359 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 18/09/2018 11/12/2018 CP1502
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 08/01/2019 26/03/2019 CP2502
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 30/04/2019 16/07/2019 CP3502

What will the course cover?

Anyone interested in making items of soft furnishings will enjoy this course as it allows you to work on a variety projects. You will learn the skills and construction of soft furnishing, including measuring up, hand and machine sewing. Your tutor will advise on fitting, hanging, fastenings and suitability of fabrics for blinds, curtains, cushions and bed covers etc. Build on your experience and progress to more advanced work.

Who is the course for?

All those interested in making items of soft furnishings, or wanting to learn a range of techniques used in soft furnishings.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No previous experience required.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Apply Health and Safety procedures in a sewing room. Thread and use a domestic sewing machine with confidence. Use 3 different hand sewing techniques appropriately herring bone stitch, hemming stitch and slip stitch.

How is the course organised?

Run as a workshop, with demonstrations and one to one help and advice. Question and answer sessions.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Students need to be equipped with something to do, so preparation is essential in order to get the maximum benefit from the class, sourcing materials will need to take place in advance of each project. Advice will be given by tutor as required.

How will my progress be assessed?

Continuous assessment will occur in class and your Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal will be used to record progress and give feedback between learner and tutor.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Continue with this course to work on different projects to develop your skills. Make your own items of soft furnishings independently. Complement this course by attending the Interior Design course.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Materials and equipment (scissors, pins, needles, fabrics etc). It is important to bring a serviceable basic sewing kit. Fabric and trimmings for projects.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.