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 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...
This day course is the perfect opportunity to be creative. A mix of sculpture, art and design all in one course. A full taster day of leather caving, moulding, stamping and dying, resulting in an amazing masterpiece you'll be proud to take home! Not too challenging, but plenty of fun and a fantastic introduction to this ancient art. Mask moulds and additional leather will be available to purchase, for students who would like to continue...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Worcestershire - Next course on 26th May 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...
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
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...