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Dressmaking & tailoring: clothes making courses

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!

£725
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd July 2019
This is an exciting course designed for anyone who has an interest in theatre costume or ballet. It'll teach you how to make a professional tutu base and bodice for classical ballet dancers or ballet students. With a limit of six people you will have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue making tutus at home or work. Tutu making is a unique skill allowing costume professionals to...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 20th June 2019
Understanding Basic Pattern Cutting - with Dr Maggi Toner-Edgar Bodice Pattern - Thurs 20th June; Trousers - Tues 13th August 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...
£50
Worcestershire - Next course on 20th July 2019
Classes for beginners - all the things you need to know before you sew! This workshop covers all the things no-one tells you, to ensure a happy outcome to your sewing project! We cover everything to get you started: tips on how to choose the right pattern for your shape, what to look for in a fabric, decoding the instruction sheet and pattern pieces - what all the symbols and terminology means, through to laying...
£115.50
Worcestershire
IDC is running a series of Workers Educational Association (WEA) sessions for those interested in learning to sew. This course runs evenings for 10 weeks, please get in touch for availability on the current course and/or future start dates. You will need to register as a WEA student (nice, easy process) There will be 10 sessions/classes lasting 2 hours each. Time: 6.30pm - 9pm Tuesday evenings Tutor: Susan Streeter As these are WEA courses, you...
£75
Worcestershire
IDC is running a series of Workers Educational Association (WEA) sessions for those interested in learning to sew. This course runs for 10 weeks, please get in touch for availability on the current course and/or future start dates. You will need to register as a WEA student (nice, easy process) There will be 10 sessions/classes lasting 2 hours each. Time:10 am - 12:00 Tutor: Tara Butler As these are WEA courses, you may be eligible...
£75
Worcestershire
IDC is running a series of Workers Educational Association (WEA) sessions for those interested in learning to sew. This course runs for 10 weeks, please get in touch for availability on the current course and/or future start dates. You will need to register as a WEA student (nice, easy process) There will be 10 sessions/classes lasting 2 hours each. Time:10 am - 12:00 Tutor: Brenda Killigrew As these are WEA courses, you may be eligible...
£75
Worcestershire
UP-CYCLING FABRICS at Inkberrow Design Centre. This course runs for 10 weeks, please get in touch for availability on the current course and/or future start dates. Learn easy techniques to up-cycle. Each class teaches different skills needed to up-cycle clothing, fabrics and household items. These skills include basic sewing, printing, tapestry, applique, arts and crafts, designing, crochet, pattern reading, flower making, book making and lots more!. Create your own projects led by our up-cycling expert....
£20
Surrey
Weekly sewing & dressmaking class, Mondays 9.30am to 11.30am (school term time only). Suitable for all abilities, beginner to advanced. If you haven't used a sewing machine before you are still welcome to join the class as we can cover the basics in the first class and then you will pick up further skills and knowledge as you progress through your project. You are welcome to discuss your project with the tutor in advance of...
£20.50
East Sussex
Weekly 'sew whatever you want' Stitch classes with Sew In Brighton sewing school. Central Hove classroom on Church Road. Weekly mornings: Tues and Thurs 10am-12.30pm Friday 11-1.30pm Weekly evenings: Mon, Wed & Thurs 7-9.30pm Most weekends Sat or Sun - see website for exact dates and times Block book to save money, then choose your own dates, not necessarily consecutive. Get expert support on your choice of sewing project; cover the content of most other...
£85
West Yorkshire - Next course on 26th May 2019
Learn to make a small shoulder bag. This will give you all the techniques used in tradtional leathercraft including cutting out a template, holepunching, dying the edges and using saddlestich to sew it together. An embossed design is placed on the front. Limited to 8 places.