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 you would need to 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 2019 and your household income below £16,009.50 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 and Design tutor for Learn Devon. She has taught many different courses in London as an Art and Design Lecturer.

Nicky is interested in many different areas of art, craft and design including textiles, printing, sewing, manipulating fabrics, pattern and form in ceramics, interior design and printmaking.

Nicky aims to devise courses that are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to learners with more experience and where possible learners can continue their work at home with minimum need for specialist materials.

Please have a look at her website

Nicky Montagu – Learn Devon tutor

Start date07 March 2020
End date14 March 2020
Start time10:00
End time15:30
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