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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!

£135
Greater London
In this 12 hour course we'll zip through all of the essential techniques you'll use time and time again in dressmaking. From measuring your body and making alterations to demystifying pattern terminology, and of course constructing a garment. At each step, we'll run through multiple options for each technique: different seam finishes, zips and hems. You'll see there's never just one way to do things in dressmaking (and you don't always have to stick to...
£25
West Yorkshire
My tuition covers design, garment construction and research methods. I teach one to one sessions or small groups 2-3, in beginners block making, pattern making, industrial machine sewing/overlocking, rag rugging, garment construction and research methods. All lessons are at my studio in Knottingley, West Yorkshire. £25 per hour.
£95
Greater London - Next course on 24th March 2019
This is a beginners class for those who have never touched a machine before, or not for a long time. Or for those who are self taught but do not actually have much basic knowledge. You will learn all about tension, stitches, threading up, what threads to use, how to wind bobbins, how to measure and cut fabric, all about seam allowances and making sharp corners as well as lots of hints and tip along...
£700
France
Learn dressmaking skills while on holiday in France. For complete beginners for people with some experience. This holiday is 7 nights/6 days long, with approximately 4 – 4.5 days in the Studio. There will be some cutting out for you to do on a couple of evenings. COST: £700 or £600 each if you bring one friend, £550 each if you bring two. The holiday dates are flexible – it can run on dates convenient...
£65
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 13th April 2019
Design and make an apron with pocket and ties from a basic pattern, then bind it for a polished look. Chose your fabric that we have here, then using an electric sewing machine - we will show you how to set it up, if you have never used one before. You will learn to cut and sew accurately and is suitable for ages 14+.
£2995
Worcestershire
Learn the practical skills and knowledge to construct fashion garments. You choose to make three items from the options below: Top, blouse, shirt or simple jacket a waistcoat and a skirt Top, blouse, shirt or simple jacket a waistcoat and a pair of trousers One piece dress, a waist slip and a waistcoat. You will also complete design and research units as well as folder work to support your garments. During the course you will:...
£2995
Worcestershire
Learn the practical skills and knowledge to construct basic blocks and patterns for a shirt, bodice, skirt, trousers, one piece and two piece dress. You will then create adaptions for three of these. You will also complete design and research units as well as folder work to support your garments. During the course you will: measure and record body sizes accurately use tape measures, rules, curves, right angles and other tools and equipment correctly and...
£2995
Worcestershire
Learn the practical skills and knowledge to construct tailored garments, where you choose to make a skirt or pair of trousers, a jacket and waistcoat. You will also complete design and research units as well as folder work to support your garments. Course offered by Inkberrow Design Centre. During the course you will: measure and record body measurements accurately recognise the characteristics of a range of fibres – natural and man-made recognise fabrics appropriate to...
£1200
Worcestershire
Learn to make corsets and bras at this City & Guilds accredited course, based between Birmingham and Worcester. In this course you will be assessed on the following: A half cup underwire bra A cupped bra corset extending to the hip line A waspie or bustier extending to the hipline A folder of work One garment must include a laced opening, one garment must include a hooked opening, one garment must include a zipped opening....
£195
London - Next course on 1st May 2019
Learn how to make clothes from commercial patterns. You will construct a toile in calico from a basic skirt/trousers and bodice block to get the perfect fit. You will learn to lay and cut your fabric along with a range of sewing techniques to construct a simple garment of your choice. Term 1 - Ladies skirt/mens trousers. Term 2 - Ladies trousers/mens trousers. Term 3 - Ladies day dress (mens shirt). Who is this course...