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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!

£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...
£40
Isle of Anglesey
A wide range of classes available and delivered by a fully qualified teacher. Classes are kept small so that the student can have as much support as is needed. Suitable classes for both beginners and advanced sewists and for all age ranges. One to one sessions also available. All equipment is provided and most sessions also include all the fabrics and notions so there are no hidden costs.
£365
Devon
Come and indulge yourself in a fabricky, fun filled sewing adventure! Join us for a wonderful sewing retreat away from it all. Imagine....you, your sewing machine and sewing projects, great food, fantastic accommodation, making new friends, cosy conversations by the log fire, sewing mischief and a spot of pampering! What more could you want? Nestled in the beautiful countryside of The South Hams in Devon, The Shippon, with it's far reaching views of the River...
£559
Cumbria - Next course on 15th November 2019
Escape with make! The Lakes to a Cumbrian castle for a weekend and sew your dream dress. Special guest BBC Sewing Bee Champion Charlotte Newland will join us to guide you every step of the way in making a perfectly fitting dress. Make yourself at home and spread out in our beautiful sewing studio with your own workstation for the whole weekend – no need to tidy away between sessions, hooray! Receive a special invitation...
£50
Kent
A beginner sewing course - bring your own sewing machine and learn how to set it up, wind a new bobbin, check the thread tension, straight stitch and then hand sew or applique decorations. Only 2 places per date to ensure that everyone gets the attention they need and come away happy that they can continue to sew independently. You will be making a cushion cover and will be guided through the day in a...
£98
Essex
Monday morning dressmaking course with Amanda Walker . The course begins with discussing styles, fabrics and the type of garment to make, suitable to your ability. Over the following weeks you will be taken step by step from designing through to the completion of a handmade garment with a professional finish. Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully...
£80
Hertfordshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
Learn how to use your sewing machine to its full potential on this one day sewing workshop in Hatfield Heath. Rebecca will show you the different kinds of stitches that you can use on a sewing machine and how to use specialist feet and accessories.
£80
Hertfordshire - Next course on 6th July 2019
Rebecca will show you the different kinds of sewing that can be done on an overlocker and how to achieve the best results on different types of fabric. Learn how to deal with corners and curves.
£75
Lothians
Courses running regularly. Please contact provider for the next course starting dates. For absolute beginners (or if you haven't sewn for a while and need a refresher) This 4 week (2 hours per week) evening class covers the following: Wk 1 - get familiar with the sewing machine, winding bobbins, threading, correct tension, and practice sewing straight and curved seams, and turning corners. Wk 2 - Seams and hems. How to sew different seams and...
£150
Somerset - Next course on 3rd August 2019
Freestyle sewing and pattern adapting for a better fit. Select a commercial garment pattern of your choice. We will take your measurements and I will show you where and how to adapt the pattern to fit you. You will make a toile and check the fit is perfect before cutting your actual fabric. We can liaise over which pattern etc should you need earlier advice regarding sizing, design and fabrics