Make a skirt or bag inserting a zip

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

On this sewing course you will learn how to make a simple skirt or bag with a zip fastening. The course is for beginners, but it would be good if you have some experience of using a sewing machine or have completed the introduction to sewing course. Taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Course content

You will learn how to follow a simple pattern, cut fabric and sew together using a sewing machine, and how to insert a zip as a fastening. With the skills learnt you will be able to carry on at home and undertake your own projects.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be there for assistance and advice.

Additional costs and requirements

You need to bring a basic sewing kit. A simple pattern for skirt or bag will be provided. Contact the centre for more information of the type of fabric and amount you will need for your bag or skirt. You could bring light weight recycled fabric such as a duvet cover, sheet or curtains. The length and type of zip your tutor will advise you what to purchase at the first session.

Please do not purchase any materials until the course has been confirmed it is running.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a  short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged  over 19 on 31st August 2018 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No, there is no need to do anything in your own time, but anything you do would be of benefit, discuss this with your tutor.

About the tutor

Nicky Montagu is an Art, Craft & design tutor for Learn Devon and teaches study skills at Petroc college. She has taught on many different courses in London as an Art & Design Lecturer, including Richmond upon Thames College and London College of Fashion. She graduated from the University of East London with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and gained a PGCE teacher training at the University of Greenwich.

She has worked as an Interior Designer on both domestic and commercial projects, and as a freelance lighting designer for Home-deq

Nicky has lived in Devon for the past four years where she has recently set up a printmaking studio. Her current work is about living on the Taw estuary in North Devon and is interested in texture and pattern in the landscape inspired by the ambient light and changing tides and seasons. She is interested in many different areas of art, craft and design including textiles, printing, sewing,

Start date24 Nov 2018
End date01 Dec 2018
Start time10:00
End time15:30
Concessions not available