Subject Area Art and Design
Course Type Adult Community Learning
Start Date September 2020
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This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn sewing and have fun at the same time. Regardless of what your skill level is, or the type of project you choose to have fun with, we will guide you through. The content will be adapted to the specific requirements to suit you. You will be required to bring your own sewing machine.

For more detailed course information please contact the Adult Community Learning office on 01803 540865 or email acladmin@southdevon.ac.uk


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Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • How to use a sewing machine

  • How to take measurements correctly

  • How to choose and read patterns

Course Applications

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LocationPaignton Campus
Dates29/09/2020 - 08/12/2020
Times10:00 - 12:00

This course costs: £88.00

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


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