Learning in Libraries - Sewing for Happiness (Tuesday)

Anyone with an interest in sewing, complete beginners and more experienced sewers are all welcome! This course will help you develop your sewing skills through a mixture of practice, discussion, and demonstration.

8 June 2021 10am to midday

Learning in Libraries Online

Tuesday 8 June to Tuesday 6 July 2021
10am to 12pm

This is an online course - participants will be required to use Zoom software; no account is required.
Not sure how to use Zoom? Check out these helpful videos: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806

The process of being creative can bring numerous health benefits and general feelings of wellbeing. Research shows that taking up Sewing can help, amongst other things depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, insomnia and raising levels of happiness.

You will be introduced to different sewing techniques and to gain confidence in using your sewing machine, whilst understanding the sewing jargon and techniques required for your individual project.
You will need a basic understanding of how to use your sewing machine; know how to thread, insert the bobbin and sew a straight line

By the end of the course you will be able to...

  • Identify different stitches, seams, and techniques
  • Produce a sewn item of your choice
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a sewing machine

Materials required – Sewing machine, scissors (fabric and paper), pattern for your project, fabric for samples and your chosen project, needle and thread, notions for project such as zip/elastic, pins, tape measure, ruler, pens and pencils; paper.

Booking is essential