Clothesmaking, Sewing and Patchwork information

Pattern Cutting and Clothes Making information

BAEC runs clothes making and pattern cutting courses for beginners, improvers and intermediates at the Kentwood centre  with our experienced tutor Nicholine Bailey. If you would like to speak to the tutor, let us know and we will arrange for our teacher to contact you.

Small Groups

The maximum number of learners in each group to 10. We advise you to enrol early to secure your place.

Important First Two Sessions

Early in the course, you will need to take your body measurements. This is best done with a colleague, as taking your measurements yourself is not always accurate. There is a separate area where students can take their measurements privately, if required.

Equipment and Materials

You will need to provide a basic tool kit that you should not share with other students, such as scissors, tape measure, etc. The list of minimum requirements will be emailed to you prior to the start of the course.

We have a limited number of sewing machines that you can use during the session on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you bring your own machine, it will need to be PAT tested before you can use it. This can be done on site at the first session.

Safety

Our learners' wellbeing and safety is our prime concern and we ask that you work with us to ensure social distancing and safe working practices. We realise that some equipment e.g iron is used by multiple users at times and there are sanitising facilities in the classroom for your convenience.

Food and Drink

Only bottled water in a sealed container is allowed, please keep it in your bag when not in use.

Patchwork information

The advice above applies to patchwork classes.

BAEC runs mixed ability patchwork and quilting courses  at the Kentwood centre  with our experienced tutor Elizabeth Coates. If you would like to speak to the tutor, let us know and we will arrange for our teacher to contact you.

Patchwork classes will take place in 2021 in an accessible room on the ground floor, in the new building.

Please note that fabrics/fabric remnants are no longer be stored on the premises and you should bring your own supplies to every session.