The painting and drawing tutor's watercolour work whilst studying nature in Sandwell.

Sewing Christmas Toys


Sew a Rag Doll or Teddy Bear. This course offers you the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques required for making a very special hand-made toy.  You will be encouraged to recycle and transform unwanted garments and linens in order to create your projects.

Regular attendance is necessary for all 5 sessions. 

By the end of this course you will be able to create your own personalised toys to keep or to give as gifts.

Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable for complete beginners, intermediate or advanced learners.

You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years.

  • Aged 19+


This course is available in the following location(s):




Start Date

End Date


Hateley Heath FETC Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am 10/11/2021 08/12/2021


What are the benefits of this course?

This class will enable you to revise and learn new skills in an informal and fun way, away from the stresses of normal family life.   You will have the opportunity to work in an adult environment and have access to a qualified adult and family learning tutor. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to improve your sewing skills.  You will also be able to find out about other available courses.   

How will I learn?

All our teaching and learning is provided in an environment that is exclusive to adults; this is supportive and safe and where professional teaching is individualised to the requirements of each learner, individual progression in learning is the goal. Learning support will be provided by the tutor. Teaching is through practical activities, demonstration, one to one support, informative handouts and discussion. You will also be able to find out about other available courses.   

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

Learning goals are agreed at the beginning of the course between you and your tutor; they are recorded on your individual learning plan.  The ILP is used throughout the course to assess how your learning and achievement goals are progressing. The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide supportive feedback to you. You will be asked to provide feedback about your learning experience via a questionnaire.

What qualification will I get?

A Sandwell adult and family learning (SAFL) certificate will be awarded at the end of the course, when you have achieved your agreed learning outcomes.

After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

At the end of this course you may feel confident to progress to another SAFL course, including Maths, ICT or an accredited English course.

Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to purchase material to enable you to produce garments.  The requirements will be discussed and agreed with your tutor at enrolment. 

Tuition Fee £35.00
Concession £17.50

100% concession available to those in receipt of certain benefits. Get in touch to find out more. 

Equipment Required

Learner will need a standard tape measure, pins, sewing needles, tailors chalk, dressmaking scissors, pattern paper, stationery, folder, fabric, thread and unwanted garments/linens.