Bag Making ~ Summer Term 2014

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In this class you will learn how to make a variety of bags. Skills will include; inserting linings, different ways to attach bag handles, how to add different types of pockets, how to attach many different fastenings and closures; including zips, magnetic snaps, d-rings, eyelets and many more.
We will try using the popular oilcloth fabric to make Cath Kidston inspired bags. The second part of the course allows you to develop your own bag designs or choose patterns of your choice

Essential materials  Sewing kit; scissors, threads, pins, hand sewing needles, unpicker, tape measure, tailors chalk. (Rebecca can discuss this with you on the first session) Fabric: for each bag made

Tutor: Rebecca Spear
Venue: The Sherwood Cookery Workshop,621 Mansfield Road,NG5 2FX
Dates: Wednesday 2nd April – 11th June 2014
Time: 1pm -5pm
Duration: 11 Sessions
FEE: £157.50Concessions £141.75) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income

Course aims:
In this class you will learn how to make a variety of bags. Skills will include; inserting linings, different ways to attach bag handles, how to add different types of pockets, how to attach many different fastenings and closures; including zips, magnetic snaps, d-rings, eyelets and many more.

We will try using the popular oilcloth fabric to make Cath Kidston inspired bags.

The second part of the course allows you to develop your own bag designs or choose patterns of your choice
 

Course description:

To learn a range of sewing and bag making skills. You will make a variety of different bags with different fastenings and closures and then move on and choose a bag project of your choice.

 

Any prior knowledge or entry requirements? 

None.

 

Course content: what topics will the course cover?

General sewing skills

Following patterns

Making and cutting bag patterns

Inserting zips

Making and adding handles

Adding different bag fixtures

Working with oilcloth

Inserting linings
Teaching,  learning and assessment methods:
Demonstration
Discussion
Individual work
Project work
Research
Question and answer
Observation
Practical work
How will I receive feedback on my learning progress and achievement?

 

Verbally, ongoing throughout the course

 

Learning outcomes:
these are the intended outcomes and may be revised in discussion with the class. Students are encouraged to think about and identify their own individual outcomes.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1.Use the sewing machine with confidence
2.Make a range of bags
3.Understand and demonstrate how to insert a zip
4.Follow a bag pattern instruction
5.Trace and make own bag patterns

 

Suggestions for progression to further study or for using the skills and knowledge gained:

Continue with another WEA course.

 

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on  ckeep@wea.org.uk

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