Course: How to Use a Sewing Machine: Basics
Category: Hobby & Special Interest
Description: Approx. Start Date: Tuesday 15 October
(Applicants will receive confirmation of actual start date by letter and text)

This short course is for those who have absolutely no sewing experience or who may have learnt to sew years ago and would like to take up sewing as a new experience or to reacquaint themselves with the machine sewing. 

You will learn the basics of the machine, from winding the bobbin, threading the machine and different functions of the machine. You will also practice basic and decorative stitching using the machine and find out how to apply such stitches in creating garments & textile pieces. You will also be given an opportunity to practice different seams, set seam allowances, blind hemming and completing a buttonhole.

Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine, but some college machines will be available. Students will also get the opportunity to use an over-locking machine and practice machine trouble-shooting.

Topics covered: 
- Threading the machine & changing the needle 
- Filling the bobbin & thread tension 
- Exploration of different stitch types & creative stitching 
- Sewing a basic seam & other types of seams
- Using the button hole feature
- Hemming 
Tutor: TBA
Fee: €100
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: 2019-09-09
Start/End Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Day: Tuesday evenings