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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!

£24
Worcestershire
Theatre costume making classes on Thursday evenings from 6pm - 9pm in Redditch, south of Birmingham. A weekly recreational session where you can learn the basics of sewing and pattern cutting to create your own theatrical costumes, whether it be for fancy dress, comicon or for your local theatre. Please contact us by email or telephone to book a place! It is necessary to pre book as spaces are limited. Over 25 years of fashion,...
£180
Derbyshire
You will have a copy of The Tunic Bible included in the cost of the workshop. You will use the patterns included as a starting point for your tunic. The book as plenty of ideas for personalising the tunics. You can choose the neckline, types of sleeve or sleeveless, length, and how fitted it will be by inserting a zip and /or darts. On the first day the aims are: To make a copy of...
£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 15th May 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...
£5
Merseyside
Are you interested in how you can to turn a shirt that's too small into a cushion/ soft toy/plastic bag storage? or a ripped up pair of jeans into a handbag? then look no further....... Whether you have never used a sewing machine before, have experience and want to develop it further, or just don't have access to a sewing machine at home and want to make a few things for your self, come along...
£115.5
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....