Dressmaking & tailoring: clothes making courses

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Dressmaking and tailoring courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Learn the techniques of making clothes: designing and creating your own bespoke garments is a great skill. Most of us don't wear custom made clothing (at least not everyday) but how nice to achieve that perfect fit, with just the style, colour and texture to suit you. A dress maker usually specialises in womenswear whereas a tailor will concentrate more on formal attire (for both men and women). The tools of your trade will be thread, a tape measure, tailor's chalk, dressmaking pins, a few hand-sewing needles and a good pair of dress-making scissors. Browse these dressmaking and tailoring courses around the UK and start an enjoyable as well as useful hobby, pastime or career!

£180
North Somerset
Come along and to make a fully fitted, boned, lined, and back-laced corset in a material of your choice. The Corset provides excellent support and bodyshaping, in my informative weekend Workshops. These corsets are created to be worn as outer or under garments and can reduce your waistline by up to 5 inches. I encourage all sizes from XXS to XXXL plus. Nobody is too large or too small. Over the two day workshop you...
£30
Tayside
Join Sandie for a 3 hour morning class to get you using your sewing machine with confidence! With 30 years experience of sewing and bespoke dressmaking Sandie’s Sewing Bee was established in 2016 to share her knowledge with those of all ages. This class is for anyone that would like to be more confident on a sewing machine. You may have had a new machine or have one sitting in the cupboard that you never...
£85
South Gloucestershire
Tambour beading is a fast, precise, haute couture technique for adding beads and sequins to fabric with a tambour hook instead of a needle and thread. This technique was used to bead flapper dresses in the 1920s and is now the preferred method of beading used by the couture design house Chanel to bead their gowns. You will first learn the basic thread chain stitch using our new size 140 extra large hook (the biggest...
£45
Hertfordshire
Learn how to make yourself a pair of jeans! Angela used to work in the denim Industry as a Sample Machinist (since the 1970s) for Lee Cooper and is willing to show you and help you make a pair of designer jeans from start to finish . The workshops are run from Angela's own design studio and sewing room, which is full of materials, books, and unusual objects. All set in Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire countryside. Angela is...
£120
Greater London
This 4 week course is perfect if you are interested in learning to make your own clothes. Starting with a 'get to know your machine' workshop, we will cover all the basics of the sewing machine, from threading to maintenance with lots of top tips. During this first session you will sew a reusable shopping bag and really build your confidence on the sewing machine. From week 2 we look at using and altering commercial...
£75
Berkshire
Our Learn to Sew Dress in a Dress classes for beginners are the perfect class for people who want to sew their own clothes but need some extra guidance. We offer a range of dress classes depending on your chosen style and ability, including sewing with Jersey & Stretch Fabrics Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham, Berkshire. You’ll get to use...
£120
Worcestershire - Next course on 30th July 2018
These classes are run over TWO days and we start by taking you through the basic functions of a sewing machine and how it works. Classes are designed to give you a thorough grounding in all the essential sewing know-how, gradually building your confidence in a variety of useful techniques which can be applied to any project. You’ll come away with samples and notes. The class is suitable for absolute beginners, those who’ve stumbled along...
£12
West Yorkshire
Sewing classes in Kippax, near Leeds. All classes are taught one-to-one! All classes are tailored to my students and can be flexible. If there's something you want to make, let me know and I'll organise a class around it!
£35
Worcestershire - Next course on 18th August 2018
Friendly and fun workshop in Worcestershire in a lovely setting, learning how to make some cute pyjama shorts, perfect for those returning to sewing, or those interested in dressmaking You will learn: How to pin and cut a pattern Basic stitching How to make a casing for elastic How to turn and topstitch hems You will have my pattern to keep, so you can make lots more. Please bring your own machine and 1.2m of...
£80
Greater London - Next course on 1st September 2018
This is a beginners class for those who have never touched a machine before, or not for a long time. Or for those who are self taught but do not actually have much basic knowledge. You will learn all about tension, stitches, threading up, what threads to use, how to wind bobbins, how to measure and cut fabric, all about seam allowances and making sharp corners as well as lots of hints and tip along...