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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!

£149
Berkshire
Our 6 week dressmaking course is suitable for all levels and gives you the freedom to work on your chosen project with help and guidance from our experienced dressmaking teacher. As well as fitting and help with perfecting your sewing techniques, you’ll get to take the course at your own pace and have lots of sewing chat! If you’re a beginner dressmaker we can help you get started with your first dressmaking project, and if...
£160
Worcestershire
Learn how to get a good fit from commercial patterns, learn new skills including lots of tips on how to obtain good finish techniques when making your own garments. Learn how to use a walking foot on your machine and lots more. You will also have access to the overlocking machines for make a professional finish to your garments. 10 week course Monday evening 7 - 9pm
£12.5
Warwickshire
I offer dressmaking classes in rural areas of South Warwickshire. Small, friendly classes suitable for all levels, from beginners to the more advanced. Classes are offered in 4 week blocks. I also do half day craft classes offering classes on embroidery, sewing techniques and small sewing projects.
£150
Somerset
Dressmaking for beginners at the Lilac Barn, in Stoke St Gregory near Taunton. Come and make an item of clothing, bring a pattern and fabric with you. You will be taught how to use a pattern and make a professional looking garment. Also how to get the best out of your sewing machine.Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. Numbers are limited so enrol soon to secure your place. To reserve your place please...
£80
Hertfordshire - Next course on 13th April 2019
This is a great course for beginners, come along and learn how to construct a garment. Rebecca will show you cutting and layout techniques as well as provide you with information on choosing patterns and fabrics. Learn many techniques on the day including how to sew darts and seams, insert a zip and apply facings. If you complete both part one and two, you will have the techniques and knowledge to create tops and skirts....
£100
Staffordshire - Next course on 5th June 2019
Have you an overlocker and would love to advance your dressmaking skills by using one. Then why not join our four week long dressmaking course.For beginners you can use either stretch or woven fabrics making a top and either a skirt or pair or trousers. Or even a wrap dress if you are confident using a sewing machine but not using an overlocker. You will be taught over four 2.5 hour long classes how to...
£60
Worcestershire - Next course on 3rd April 2019
In this workshop we will be taking all the body measurements needed to ensure a better fit of your dress and skirt BEFORE you cut out your fabric. Each student will be taught how to measure properly and take over 20 personal body measurements which will be used to check against a bodice pattern. Demonstrations and in-depth guidance will be given on how to apply these measurements to the pattern and how to change the...
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
One week fashion design summer course for teenagers. On this course you will learn how to create fashion concepts, taking your designs from an initial idea and sketch to a developed garment. Nottingham is famous for its fashion industry, being the home of international designer Paul Smith and a host of innovative boutique stores. And NTU students have been winning awards at all the major fashion competitions for many years. So why not become part...
£1575
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 8th July 2019
Nottingham Trent University has one of the most famous fashion knitwear departments of all UK universities, with a team of expert tutors and specialist technicians that work with students and industry on innovative and creative projects. In summer you too can immerse yourself in our fashion knitwear world. This practical course combines the two interconnected disciplines of fashion and textiles through the medium of knitted fabric design. It's aimed at anyone interested in knitting and...
£60
Lancashire - Next course on 27th March 2019
Do you like sewing your own clothes but find that the dressmaking patterns you buy don’t fit you as well as you would like? This informative one day workshop will show you how to adapt your bought paper patterns to fit your measurements. You will also discover more about making a new pattern from an old favourite garment. You will need to bring 1) your own paper pattern(s) that you would like to amend to...