6th May 2020 –
This course is for people with basic sewing skills who wish to learn to make masks for their own and their family’s use, from the comfort of their own home.
What will I learn:
By the end of the session you will know how to create a face mask for your personal use. The online session will start with an introduction from your tutor and discussion of the materials required.
To create a face mask you will:
-Measure the fabric and tape/elastic
-Follow Step by step instructions on:
· Sewing the mask top and bottom
· Measuring and sewing the wire channel
· Adding the wire
· Measuring and pinning the folds
· Sewing the sides of the mask pieces together
· Measuring and pinning the side elastic channels
· Sewing the channels to each side of the mask
· Measuring and cutting the tape/elastic
· Adding the tape/elastic
There are packs of ready cut masks available for you to use.
Knowledge and skills needed:
This course is suitable for people who have basic sewing skills (i.e. can sew a straight seam). Although it would be quicker if you have a sewing machine, these masks can be hand sewn. This is an online course, therefore it would be beneficial if you have basic IT skills and have an understanding of how to type questions using an online platform.
Once registered, your tutor will provide the resources you need to create a mask in a pack that will be available for collection from Sefton Community Learning Centre, 53 Cambridge Rod, L21 1EZ at arranged times or we can post it out to you. The pattern and instructions will be available, and a fold template is included in the pack. You will need to have an email address to create a free account on our digital learning platform, EDMODO. Instructions will be sent to you once you have enrolled on the course. If you already have an EDMODO account, we will send you the unique access code to this course. You will need internet connection and have the speakers switched on, on your PC, laptop, Smartphone or tablet.