Fees: Standard £ 193 Conc £77 Full £378
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|Tuesday||10:00 - 12:30||11||MAC||07/01/2020||24/03/2020||CP2502|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 12:30||11||MAC||21/04/2020||07/07/2020||CP3502|
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.
All those interested in making items of soft furnishings, or wanting to learn a range of techniques used in soft furnishings.
No previous experience required.
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.
Run as a workshop, with demonstrations and one to one help and advice. Question and answer sessions.
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.
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.
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.
Materials and equipment (scissors, pins, needles, fabrics etc). It is important to bring a serviceable basic sewing kit. Fabric and trimmings for projects.
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.