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.
The maximum number of learners in each group is 12. 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.
Our learners' wellbeing and safety is our prime concern and we ask that you work with us to ensure safe working practices. We realise that some equipment e.g iron, overlockers, specialist sewing machine feet etc. is used by multiple users at times. Equipment is maintained and upgraded regularly. You may work out a rota with your tutor to ensure that everyone has access to all facilities. 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.
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 take place in an accessible room on the ground floor, in the new building.
Please note that limited amount of fabrics/fabric remnants are kept on the premises but space is limited and there are no storage facilities for learners' work or equipment. You should bring your own supplies to every session.