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Clothes, hat, bag & shoe making courses

Clothes, hat, bag and shoe making courses and workshops all across the UK. Learn to create your own bespoke garments and accessories from experienced craftspeople.

£250
Lancashire - Next course on 20th February 2019
As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the...
£79
West Yorkshire - Next course on 23rd March 2019
Imagine going to a summer event this year and proud as punch wearing your fascinator, telling everyone, "I made this!" Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop at Colton Methodist Church, Colton, Leeds 15. You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours, as well as veiling, beads and wire and crinoline. You can learn how to make: - Roses - Lillies -...
£145
Oxfordshire - Next course on 16th February 2019
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 19th March 2019
Learn how to make a pair of your very own seamless felt slippers, moulded cleverly to your feet, unique and warm in every way. Make them as plain or as fancy as you like! About Marieke- Marieke is a very talented and largely self-taught felt artist who happened upon the history of felt and felting whilst examining the use of wool in sustainable living and her environment workshops. She loves the fact that many fleeces...
£145
Bristol - Next course on 17th May 2019
Join Esther Keen from Leather Needle Thread in Bristol to make a leather bag in a day. There is a choice of bucket bag or tote bag and a wide choice of beautiful coloured vegetable tanned full grain leather as well as metallic leather. Learn how to craft your own leather bag using a semi industrial sewing machine. You will be able to mix and match leather colours and tweak the designs to make the...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 27th March 2019
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in...
£50
Hertfordshire - Next course on 16th February 2019
On this one day course, our lovely sewing tutor, Nicky Vinti, will teach (or remind) you of the basics of machine sewing. You'll learn how to: use or improve your sewing machine skills use a number of different stitches complete a simple kimono top You will need to bring a packed lunch and your fabric. Fabric required: 2 metres of linen, linen mix or dressmaking quality cotton fabric that is at least 140cm / 55"...
£125
East Sussex - Next course on 16th March 2019
Make a Clutch bag in just one day in Wolfram Lohr’s Hove studio. Wolfram will teach and support you from designing and adapting our classic handmade clutch template, choosing from our range of different leather, to using hand tools to make your very own handmade leather clutch bag to take home and cherish. Learn how to: • Assess your leather for the job intended. • Design your clutch from an existing template, thinking about colour,...
£35
Worcestershire
Buy sewing tuition on a pay as you go basis. Available Wednesday afternoon at Inkberrow Design Centre 1:30 - 4:30pm. You need to inform IDC of your sewing project or your aims, such as wishing to learn to use a sewing machine. This is to ensure the tutor is aware of your expectations and can use the time effectively. We cater for all levels, from beginner to expert and provide a tutor to guide you...
£85
Bristol - Next course on 1st May 2019
Make your own small shoulder bag from leather with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this is a great introduction to leatherwork. You will be able to choose from a selection of Italian vegetable tanned leather and to emboss it with your name or other words to personalise it. The bags are small shoulder style bags, made from hard vegetable tanned leather and are unlined. You can also make stitchless small leathergoods -...