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!

£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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 9th October 2018
Understanding Basic Pattern Cutting - with Dr Maggi Toner-Edgar Maggi is a fashion consultant and illustrator based in Cockermouth, previously she was in charge of Creative Design for Fashion BA Hons at the University of Central Lancashire and specialised in Haute Couture, which included Pattern Cutting, and Fashion Design, she also ran the Contemporary Applied Arts BA Hons course at University of Cumbria teaching Millinery, Pattern Cutting and Textiles. Consequently she is more than qualified...
£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...
£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 - Next course on 22nd September 2018
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...
£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...
£35
Worcestershire
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...
£120
Worcestershire - Next course on 12th January 2019
Set of 4 complete beginners workshops - Learn to sew Get to know your sewing machine, and make a project each week If you are new to sewing, looking to take up a new hobby, or return to sewing, this is the course for you Four individual 3hr workshops where you will get to know your machine, and learn how to make an item each week. You can bring your own machine if you have...
£20
Essex
EVENING or MORNING WORKSHOPS at Ramsden Bellhouse and Little Baddow Whether you're a complete beginner or have been sewing for years we have skilled tutors for all abilities. ready to take you to the next step. No need to book a whole course. At Stitching Time you fit your classes around your busy lifestyle. Come once a week, once a month, anytime - whenever you need help we're there. Bring along your own project for...