What is the course about?
Developing your already intermediate sewing skills with flexible guidance from an industry professional. You are encouraged to bring your own projects to work on them in class.
Some ideas of projects to bring might be: alterations, more complex patterns to fit and then make, difficult fabrics to work with, such as silk, chiffon etc
Please be aware that there will be up to 12 people in the class, and so tutor time will be divided accordingly.
What will we cover?
With individual use of a Bernina sewing machine, the tutor will discuss your project with you and help you to create a work plan for achieving your goals during the sessions. The sessions will be tailored to your needs, please do bear in mind that there will be a maximum of 12 people in the class, so the tutors time will be divided accordingly. Very complex projects will therefore likely take a lot longer to complete.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Create an individual work plan for 4 sessions, with the goal of completing your project
- Develop a range of new skills in your chosen area
- Complete a project or aspect of a project to a professional standard.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You must be confident using a sewing machine to participate in this course. This course is for advanced sewing students from previous city lit sewing courses or equivalent.
Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through demonstrations, discussions, workshop practice, one to one instruction and guidance. Some tasks may need to be undertaken at home in order to be completed.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring your own project, and any necessary items to complete it, such as fabric, zips, thread etc. Further advice on what you’ll need can be discussed in the first session.
Fabric for samples and practising etc will be supplied. Bring a notebook and pen to keep your notes in and a small folder or plastic sleeve for any hand outs. Equipment is provided.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, Build students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can continue to develop your sewing skills by following different projects on VX347 Fashion: advanced sewing skills, Fashion: garment construction for improvers or another fashion and textiles course such as VX327 make a leather satchel or VX311 Introduction to fashion sketchbook.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details