Intermediate Bag Making ~ Summer Term 2014

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In this class you will learn how to make a variety of advanced bag patterns. New skills will include: new ways to add zips, adding piping and how to follow and make more complex bags. The second part of the course allows you to develop your own bag designs or choose new 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 18th June- 20th August 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 advanced bag patterns. New skills will include: new ways to add zips, adding piping and how to follow and make more complex bags. The second part of the course allows you to develop your own bag designs or choose new patterns of your choice

Course description:

To learn a range of new 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? 

Beginners bag making.

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.Making a new range of bags
2.Different ways to add zips
3.Add piping to parts of bags
4.Use metal fastenings to give bags a professional finish
5.Follow commercial bag pattern instructions

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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