Sewing - Love your sewing machine

Course code: ICKR304P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


8th May 2021 - 8th May 2021

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details

01235 555 585

A one-day introduction to using your own sewing machine and its attachments. You will gain confidence and skills in a relaxed and friendly learning environment.
You will need to bring your own sewing machine.

During the course you will make a small Tote bag and a sampler using your sewing machine and its attachments and learn some basic sewing techniques.

1. How thread the machine and bobbin
2. How to change the needle and pressure feet
3. How to alter the thread tensions and pressure foot
4. How to use the attachments for different stitches and effects
5. Cover basic sewing techniques to produce a small Tote bag and sampler
6. Use the machine safely and its basic maintenance

Do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

Please bring your machine, instruction manual and attachments. Plus, some spare needles.

A4 lined & plain paper, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and calculator
50cms of plain medium weight cotton
50cms of printed patterned medium weight cotton that co-ordinates with the above.
50cms of medium weight iron on interfacing
Fabric off cuts
Matching sewing thread

Basic sewing equipment:
Fabric scissors, paper scissors’, embroidery scissors, rotary cutter and cutting board (if you have these). Colour-headed pins, hand sewing needles, tape measure, tailors chalk, marking pen and tacking thread. 30cm/12” ruler

Additional personal costs to learner (over and above the published fee):
Fabric, interfacing plus sewing thread

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge. Please bring your lunch.
In order to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

You will be able to use the skills and knowledge and techniques you have learnt by enrolling on a:

• Beginners sewing course (women’s skirt project or childrenswear)
• Block Pattern making courses, skirt or trouser
• Introduction to quilting
This course is suitable for complete beginners or for those who have a little knowledge, but want to start from the basics and improve their skills, knowledge and techniques.
Please bring your sewing machine with you.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £42.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
As this is a non-accredited course,informal methods of assessment will be used.
For example: Observation/Demonstration, Self-assessment, Question & answers/reading, Practical exercises
1:1 tutor support