Dressmaking – Term 2 Sewing with Stretch Fabrics
Following on from the success of term 1, we are offering another course for those new to dressmaking or more experienced learners who would like to know more about sewing with stretch fabrics.
During this 5-week course you will continue to improve your skills in sewing stretch fabrics using your sewing machine and cover some more complex techniques.
Sessions will include a video detailing the instructions on the specified technique, followed by a comprehensive step-by-step PowerPoint presentation for you to work along with at home with tutor support at every stage.
Week 1 – Sewing waistbands and trousers in stretch fabric
Week 2 – Collars and using stretch interfacing
Week 3 – Customising necklines
Week 4 – Sleeves and attaching cuffs
Week 5 – Pockets

Example of the session structure:
7pm - Introduction and general chat
7.05pm - All learners will be asked to mute microphones, advised to turn off cameras and asked to follow the link to watch the ‘demo of the week’ which will be displayed in the ‘chat’ function of zoom.
7.20pm - Learners return to Zoom for a discussion about the video where questions/queries are answered – learners will have microphones muted, and questions asked via the ‘hand up’ system. We will also be using the ‘chat’ function in Zoom.
7.25pm - Interactive learner ‘copy and repeat’ of the demo, with aid of PowerPoint presentation step-by-step guide and tutor guidance throughout. Learners will be expected to complete any tasks in their own time, ready for the next session.
8.25pm - Evaluate session and discuss requirements for the following week

Please note that demonstrations are recorded in tutors’ own homes. All videos and PowerPoints will be available to the learners following the session and available to use as a resource in their future projects.
Prosp User 3
Mixed ability class – suitable for beginners.

Please note, a fully working sewing machine is required to complete this course – no time will be available from the tutor to fix sewing machine problems.
Prosp User 4
You will need to provide your own fabrics & pattern paper to complete the tasks – detailed information of the requirements will be sent once we know the class has enough learners enrolled to make it viable. Prosp User 5
The course will be fully supported by "Padlet" (best described as an online noticeboard) where weekly demonstrations and other useful material will be uploaded by the tutor. This platform can also be used to keep in touch with likeminded learners to share ideas between sessions and keep a record of your progress. https://padlet.com/kateunsworth/dressmakingclasses

This is an online course that will be delivered via Zoom, so please ensure that you can access this on the device you are using.

You will receive your Zoom login details in an email that is sent out 24 hours before the course is due to start. (Please note, if you enrol less than 24 hours before a course starts, you will receive your zoom code as soon as you enrol.) Please keep your Zoom code safe as you will need the same code for further classes if this is part of a course.

You will need to join Zoom five minutes before your session is due to start and remain in the “waiting room”. Your tutor will then admit you to the class once your session is ready to begin.

If you require help to download or use Zoom, please email ictskills@york.gov.uk at least a week before your course starts and we will endeavour to provide assistance.

Please ensure that you read and understand the health and safety guidelines for any creative product, machinery or tools that you intend to use during the course, before the first class.

Click here to view a list of required materials for this course.

Prosp User 6
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
AT3/AH1
27/04/2021
25/05/2021
19:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
1.50 hrs per wk
5 weeks
Kate Unsworth
35.00
No fee reductions apply.