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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!

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...
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...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 29th April 2019
With Sandy’s help and guidance you will learn new sewing techniques each week to make your own clothes and house decorations in a friendly and fun group. Learn how to put in a zip, make an eco friendly bag, a skirt, a waistcoat – the choice is yours! Bring a basic sewing kit – sharp scissors, needles, pins and tape measure plus some fabric for your project. Bring your own sewing machine or borrow one...
Hertfordshire - Next course on 7th April 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.
Hertfordshire - Next course on 19th May 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.
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...
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
Come and learn how to make your first machine sewing project with just a little help from your adult ! We will cover winding a bobbin, threading your machine, setting the correct tension, and changing your stitches. We will make a lovely cotton draw-string bag for you to take home with you. All equipment & fabric is provided including beginner friendly sewing machines, however if you prefer to work on your own machine you are...
Hampshire - Next course on 11th June 2019
Courses are aimed at students who are 19 years and over, you are a beginner and would like to learn the basic skills involved in dressmaking. Students would be required to bring a commercial pattern (easy to medium ability), with the required fabric and thread, also if you would like to bring your own sewing machine along to get hands-on experience in using it, you may do so. Basic sewing skills would be of benefit,...
Monthly dress making classes for beginners. These classes are run at the weekend, please get in touch by email or telephone for prices and times. It is necessary to pre book as spaces are limited. Over 25 years of fashion, design, textile courses and workshops! Inkberrow Design Centre (IDC) is based in Redditch, just South of Birmingham in the West Midlands and offers a wide range of City & Guilds and recreational courses. We pride...