Design and make your own bag

Learn how to make your own bag at Portslade Adult Learning

START DATE AND TIME:
Sat, 30th July 2016
1100 - 1600
DURATION:
1 Day
Code:
CL056
Full fee:
£38
Concessionary fee:*
£32

TUTOR:

Marian Brown

Address

Foredown Tower, Foredown Road
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This course offers the chance to design and make your own bag. There will be a choice of two bag patterns – both beach bag size. You will then cut out and assemble the bag using your own fabric and a supplied pattern. Finished samples will be available for reference, and there will be step by step guidance.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Cut out a bag using a supplied pattern ( choice of two)
  • Make pockets
  • Insert a zip
  • Assemble a bag
  • Become more familiar with a sewing machine
  • Make design decisions


COURSE CONTENT

There will be a choice of two bag patterns – both beach bag size. You will then cut out and assemble the bag using your own fabric and a supplied pattern. Finished samples will be available for reference, and there will be step by step guidance.


TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Handouts explaining step by step process
  • Group and one to one guidance
  • Self assessment and comparison with other students
  • Group discussion


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students should have basic knowledge of a domestic sewing machine.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

  • Observation of individual students
  • Student feedback
  • Question/answer session to check progress and level of understanding.
  • Encourage students to always ask if they are unsure


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Optional.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

  • 1.5 metres medium weight fabric e.g upholstery/curtain fabric
  • Matching colour sewing thread
  • Zip (if desired) approx 20 inches long.
  • Unpicker
  • Notepad & pen
  • Ruler
  • Tailoring scissors (if possible)
  • Pins
  • Tape Measure


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

  • Make Fancy Dress Costumes – 10 weeks – 29/09/16
  • Make Your Own Christmas Decorations (one day) – 03/12/16
  • Introduction To Applique (one day) – 25/03/17
  • Dressmaking for Beginners – 10 weeks -27/04/17

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