This course is a fun and enjoyable City & Guilds Level 1 award in Sewing Machine Skills, (7160-104), a comprehensive sewing course where you will learn and understand all aspects of the sewing machine, you will be assessed throughout the course.
There will be no exam to sit and on completion of the required coursework you will receive a level 1 Award, either a Pass Merit or Distinction will be awarded .The qualification title is City & Guilds Level 1 award in Fashion Sewing Machine Skills 7160 – 01 unit 104 more information can be found on the City & Guilds website
This course is perfect for complete beginners, for students of Fashion and Textiles before embarking on their courses or for those who haven`t sewn for a while and want a refresher course. You will complete many samples presented in an A3 folder (supplied), after completing the course you will have an in depth understanding of the functions and controls of the sewing machine and how to stitch all the techniques listed, achieving a recognised qualification and many tips of the trade along the way.
How to thread the sewing machine
What is the tension for and how to change it
Maintenance and safe use of machine
How to use the different feet and attachments
Approximately 25 different techniques are sampled:
Stitch Control ,Tucks, Blind hem, Buttonholes, Putting in Zips, Piping, Applique, Machine Embroidery, Quilting, Gathers, Top Stitching, Stitching on elastic, Applying cords and threads, and many more!
All materials and folder will be supplied.
This course is for complete beginners or those that want to improve on their existing skills, also anyone learning textiles at school, college or uni. minimum age is 14. After completion of this course you will have the skills to begin making garments and soft furnishing projects.
If you can`t make one of the sessions I can be flexible and there would be an opportunity to make up the hours on a different day, just let me know.
Please note that we do not have a class during half term week.