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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!

£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,...
£38
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
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 1st July 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...
£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
£54
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...
£18
County Durham - Next course on 9th September 2019
A series of weekly sewing skills workshops, where you can attend a single workshop, a whole day or several workshops to create a whole course to suit you. General rule of thumb the morning workshops are more basics for beginners/ intermediates and the afternoons are more advanced for very competent beginners and intermediate sewers. Some of the topics that will be covered are: • Sewing machine basics, overlocker basics • Basic seams & hems, overlocking...