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!

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 upto 5 inches. I encourage all sizes from XXS to XXXL plus. Nobody is too large or too small. Over the two day workshop you can...
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...
Our Learn to Sew Dress in a Dress class for beginners is the perfect class for people who want to sew their own clothes but need some extra guidance. The Bettine dress is a loose fitting dress with an elasticated waist, sleeve cuffs and flattering tulip skirt, with pocket options. It’s perfect for summer or can be worn with tights for a year-round wardrobe addition. Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at...
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 She has her own design studio and sewing room, which is full of materials, books, and unusual objects. All set in Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire countryside. Angela is adept at up-cycling and recycling...
9.30-12.00pm These classes are run over four mornings and 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...
West Yorkshire
Learn to sew in Kippax, near Leeds. Beginners course: • Learn how to use your sewing machine • Understand basic construction methods • Make a tote bag / bunting / cushion cover • All fabrics included Class size limited to 4 participants £10 per hour 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!
Greater London - Next course on 10th January 2018
Learn how to alter your own clothes in our 3 hr workshop. From taking up a hem or resizing a pair of trousers, to altering dresses - at our Alteration Workshop you will learn the basics and lots of tips to be able to manage all these jobs yourself! Here at 'Craft my Day' we run small group workshops and short courses, in a studio environment. The classes are very relaxed and fun, whilst giving...
Our Dress In A Day Pinafore Dress class for dressmaking beginners is the perfect class for people who want to start sewing their own clothes but don’t know where to start. The Cleo dress is an on-trend dungaree/pinafore dress with either buckles or buttons on the straps and two length options and is a great project to get you started on your handmade wardrobe. Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our...
Greater London - Next course on 3rd December 2017
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...
This easy beginners sewing class is fun, exciting and offers a chance to make all those adorable children's clothes you have always wanted to make for the little ones in your life. The course is open to those that need to learn the skills necessary to sew or those that just want a space to work in peace and with like minded people. School book days are more and more popular and kids in general...