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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!

£160
North Somerset - Next course on 6th July 2019
There is no corset like the Elizabethan gusseted corset to pinch in the waistline, reducing by upto seven inches! This style is particularly suited to the larger bustline from DD to K cup. Come along and to make a fully fitted, boned, lined, and back-laced corset in a material of your choice. The Corset provides excellent support and bodyshaping, in my informative weekend Workshops. These corsets are created to be worn as outer or under...
£130
North Somerset - Next course on 6th April 2019
Come along and to make a fully fitted, boned, lined, and back-laced corset in a material of your choice. The Corset provides excellent support and bodyshaping, in my informative weekend Workshops. These corsets are created to be worn as outer or under garments and can reduce your waistline by up to 5 inches. I encourage all sizes from XXS to XXXL plus. Nobody is too large or too small. Over the two day workshop you...
£190
North Somerset - Next course on 7th September 2019
Corset Making masterclass. The ultimate opportunity to create a soft leather corset or waspie with silk lining and waist tapes. Sewing experience essential . Using the softest hyde or a fabric of your choice you will be provided with my own unique pattern that we will tailor to fit for comfort and maximum waist reduction. You can op to create a full overbust corset or underbust cincer. All material will be provided subject to a...
£10
England
Learn to make your own outfits and improve your skills. From a simple skirt to your very own bridal gown. Learn to get a professional finish. Learn to make knickers, garther, bra, suspender belt, corset, basque, dresses, coats... Get to grips with knitwear and overlockers. Classes on a one to one basis or small groups of up to 5-6 students Learn to make a bag, pet bed, free motion embroidery, clothing and accessories. From 1...
£25
Hampshire
Learn how to make beautiful hand stitched Dorset buttons, perfect for finishing any project. These buttons were world famous, made throughout East Dorset for two centuries, before dying out due to the industrial revolution. In this course you will learn how to make several different types of button, including how to design your own. We will cover materials used as well as techniques and a little history to round things off. My name is Jen...
£75
Berkshire
A one day dressmaking class for those who have a particular pattern in mind, not covered in one of our other classes. Please contact us before booking to ensure your pattern choice is suitable for the time and skill level of the class. We can also help you choose a pattern if you can’t decide! Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham,...
£37
Lincolnshire
Dressmaking & Pattern Cutting Classes – your very own ‘Sewing Bee’ in North Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire All aspects of dressmaking and pattern cutting are covered by a sewing bee workshop, and it’s entirely up to you what you want to get out of it. We can show you how to select the correct pattern size and alter your pattern to get a great fit, or you might like to try making your own patterns...
£175
Essex
First course 2018: 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb 2nd course 2018: 11 Sept, 25 Sept, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct Each day is run from 10-4pm with a max of 7 students so you get lots of hands on teaching from the tutor. You can either choose to make something from a commercial pattern over the 5 wk period or choose to copy a favorite shirt, skirt or dress...
£96
Tayside - Next course on 29th April 2019
Evening Dressmaking with Ruth Alexander Ruth studied Fashion and Clothing in Glasgow and has worked in costume design and to private commission from home until opening her Newport on Tay shop, ‘You Reap What I Sew’. Ruth will be leading a class for all levels from beginners to avid sewers. Whether you are just starting out without a clue where to begin or a regular stitcher looking to pick up some advanced techniques, or maybe...
£250
Greater London - Next course on 23rd April 2019
In this series of workshops you will learn to "read" a commercial pattern; what all the markings mean, how you transfer them to your fabric, how you adjust a pattern to your own size. We will deal with all the fitting issues you may have and then adjust the pattern accordingly and make a toile.Once we have a beautifully fitted mock up we will concentrate on cutting your final garment and stitching it up. There...