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Sewing Crafts

Key Facts

Level: Beginners/improvers

Tutor: Rachel Wyatt-Cox

Course dates: 2nd May to 27th June

Length of course: 8 weeks

Day: Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Hereford Campus, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LS

Course content

You will make a range of items using our college sewing machines. Guidance will be given to those not yet confident with a sewing machine. Each week will focus on a specific project as below. Beginners may need to finish their projects at home.

Week 1. Introduction to machine, general sewing and free motion embroidery

Week 2. Rope bag or coasters / table mats

Week 3. Fabric scrap bowl

Week 4. 3D flowers

Weeks 5, 6. Japanese apron

Weeks 7, 8. Cushion cover with added appliqué.


What to bring with you

Scissors and some sewing thread, including black. For week 1, you will need some fabric scraps or small pieces of fabric, though the tutor will have spare.

For subsequent weeks, you will need to bring scraps of fabric for the 3D flowers and the bowl, fabric for the apron and the cushion cover and a zip for the cushion cover.

You may choose to bring new or recycled fabrics, such as old clothes or bed linen, to use in your projects. The tutor will advise you each week on what is needed.

What the tutor will supply

Spare fabric scraps, fabric stabiliser, glue guns (for 3D flowers), sewing machines, rope for your week 2 project.

About the tutor

Rachel is an experienced textile artist specialising in creating memory-based bespoke art work using free motion embroidery and recycled fabrics. She has exhibited in several galleries and enjoys passing on her passion to others.

Course costs

Tuition fee: £75 (this includes a charge for additional materials of £10)

Additional costs: The fabrics, threads, etc. that you bring will be at your own expense.

N.B: These costs may be subject to change

What’s next?

Free Motion Embroidery Memory Piece course