Buy a Gift Voucher

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!

£100
Greater London - Next course on 28th June 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...
£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....
£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...
£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...