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Recycle, Reuse, Relove

Course Code:PL1439A

Spaces:5 spaces left

Centre:Oakdale Centre

This fun, friendly and fascinating workshop will give you ideas on how to be innovative with leftover textiles, reducing waste, being environmentally conscious and give you a sense of achievement in creating a new product.

What the course is about

During this popular workshop you will get the chance to refresh your sewing skills by hand or machine, and also learn some basic embellishment and decorative techniques.

You will have the chance to use fabric you have brought from home and make a project of your choice.

Examples of projects include:

  • Starting to construct a quilt or throw from unused baby and toddler clothes (including baby grows)
  • Turning old jeans into bags
  • Using old pillowcases and duvet covers to make soft furnishing items and laundry bags
  • Using old jumpers to make cushion covers with embellishment

This session can help you to cut your costs and by recycling and renewing, make the most of your existing wardrobe and furnishings, contributing to a greener environment, andhelping you financially.

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no Pre-course information sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course.

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This is a beginner to intermediate course, and you will be expected to have no experience in the subject, or very basic knowledge of the subject.

Materials and costs

You will need to bring your own sewing machine as this will help you understand how it works and enable you to successfully continue sewing at home. Please ensure it is in safe, good working condition and bring your user manual.

Please bring along some fabric items that you would like to recycle and make a project of your choice. Bring any trims, buttons or haberdashery scraps you may have. There are some ideas above.

Please make sure any items you bring are freshly laundered and ironed.

You will also need a basic sewing kit. Advice about appropriate choices will be given during the session.

You will need to provide the materials for the project item that you choose to make.

You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder.

Next Step

Following the successful completion of this workshop you may want to enrol on one of our popular sewing or textile courses - other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible

Places on courses: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at Centres: parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

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Course Details

Start Date19 July 2022

LocationOakdale Centre, Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 3DL


Time10:00 - 14:30

Duration1 week

SubjectArts and Crafts


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £26. Concessions £13.


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