Handmade Sewing Box - Online Course - Community Learning - 10:00-16:00

Online Course, Nottingham

Important update: Bookings will close 7 days before the course starts.

Key details

Time 10am - 4pm
Venue Online Course, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £12.38

About this course

On this creative one day course we shall be making a pyramid shaped sewing box, as shown in the photograph.  The course is taught partly by guided tuition on Zoom and partly as student-paced learning using Nearpod. Guidance will be provided on accessing these teaching platforms. 

The course is suitable for adult learners with some hand stitching experience. All techniques and processes will be demonstrated by the tutor. 

On this course, we will cover:

  • Working out simple geometry calculations to make the cardboard base of the box 
  • Safely applying spray adhesive to pad the box base 
  • Stitching techniques for covering the box and making inserts 
  • Working from templates to cut and construct box pocket and pin cushion 
  • Creating internal straps and external fastenings to complete the sewing box 
  • Considering the importance of creativity for our mental wellbeing 
  • Reflecting on the value of calculations and creativity for healthy engagement of both sides of the brain 

To participate in this course, you will need:

a piece of stiff cardboard (the side of a delivery box is ideal) large enough cut a 27cm (11 inch) triangle, 30cm ruler, pen or pencil, paper for drawing and cutting templates, craft scissors suitable for cutting cardboard. Spray adhesive suitable for fabric (Boyes sell one for about £4). A piece of quilt wadding or cotton bump (both available in Boyes and Hobbycraft or on internet sales sites) large enough to cover both sides of the cardboard triangle. A fat quarter or equivalent size (45cm by 45cm, 18 inches by 18 inches) of quilting fabric (cotton poplin), a piece of toning plain fabric such as lightweight curtain lining fabric large enough to cover one side of the triangle (or a cotton shirt which can no longer be worn but can be used to line the box). Sewing needle, sewing thread in matching colour to quilting fabric, scissors for cutting fabric, 1metre/yard of satin or grossgrain ribbon 1cm (half an inch) wide, to match quilting fabric, 1 button about 2cm (slightly less than one inch) in diameter. 

As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.

Booking your place and fee information

To secure your place on the course both the following must be done:

  • Complete the Eventbrite Booking.
  • Complete our Inspire Online Enrolment Form for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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