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Sewing for Beginners – Real Project

20th Apr 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:30

This FREE course is being offered by SS&L as part of a Department for Education National Research Project to find out if leisure learning improves people’s well-being

The aim of this course is for anyone who wants to learn some new skills, meet some like minded people and improve their general well-being. Whether you describe yourself as feeling generally quite well, or are experiencing stress, anxiety or mild to moderate depression at the moment, you may find that attending this course will have a positive effect on how well you feel.

Learn how to sew in a small group under the guidance of a professional tutor. If you haven’t used a sewing machine before or need a refresher, then this is the course for you! You’ll start with the basics, how to thread a machine, fill a bobbin and start sewing stitches. You’ll then learn how to change the needle and feet for different purposes; sew a few different seams, neaten edges and turn up hems.

The following classes incorporate new skills and you’ll make something to take home each week – a cushion, drawstring bag, bunting and more! Techniques to learn include attaching bias binding, inserting zips & creating buttonholes.

This course is for complete beginners or those looking to refresh their skills To be eligible: You must be over 19. Not currently be enrolled on a SS&L community learning course. Be prepared to complete some short mood and wellbeing surveys, (tick box type) before you enrol, at the beginning, middle and end of the course to see what differences these courses make and give written consent for us to use this information you give


20th Apr 2017
18:00 - 20:30