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!

£250
Greater London - Next course on 18th November 2018
In this series of workshops you will learn to "read" a commercial pattern; what all the markings mean, how you transfer them to your fabric, how you adjust a pattern to your own size. We will deal with all the fitting issues you may have and then adjust the pattern accordingly and make a toile.Once we have a beautifully fitted mock up we will concentrate on cutting your final garment and stitching it up. There...
£35
Worcestershire - Next course on 21st November 2018
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...
£25
Tayside - Next course on 21st November 2018
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...
£65
Hertfordshire
Learn how to make yourself a pair of jeans! Even if you can't sew just be the designer for the day. 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...
£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...
£45
Lothian
During this 3 hour workshop, local lingerie designer Hazel Lethaby of Mischke Lingerie will introduce you to working with stretch material by sewing a pair of knickers that will fit and flatter your curves. The workshop is suitable for beginners, and those with previous sewing experience, and is a great introduction to the world of making your own lingerie. You will leave with a new pair of knickers! Access to a sewing machine is provided,...
£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...
£15
North Yorkshire
You can bring your project that you are working on along with you or I can sort out some ideas for you depending on your interest. I can help with dressmaking, furnishings or quilting. I do not take more than three people per session so you get very individual tuition.
£55
Worcestershire - Next course on 17th March 2019
Make an "A line" skirt or "pencil skirt". Introduction to dressmaking. Do you want to get into dressmaking but would like a bit of help and guidance? Why not come and sew with us and make an A-line or pencil skirt. You will learn how to lay out the pattern pieces, cut out, insert a zip, attach a waistband and seam finishing You will need 1.5m of medium weight cotton, a reel of matching thread,...
£35
London
Saturday Sewing Classes! Based in West London Max 8 people per session This is a beginner sewing course so no sewing experience at all is required. We will teach you how to make a basic skirt pattern, how to select the right material for your project, how cut and pin fabric, thread a machine, sew in a straight line keeping to the seam allowance, and how to finish the inside of your skirt to make...