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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!

Fashion & tailoring evening classes in the West Midlands - Mondays 6pm - 8pm. A weekly recreational session where you can learn how to draft your own patterns, use commercial patterns and create your own garments. You will learn a range of techniques to construct your pieces to a high level, including traditional tailoring techniques. Please contact us by email or telephone to book a place! It is necessary to pre book as spaces are...
Greater London - Next course on 29th April 2019
This short course will introduce you to the tips and tricks to make those mis-fitting and tired pieces of clothing come to life. You will be able to build on your existing knowledge and develop your fitting and sewing skills. This course is suitable for you if you want to make simple adjustments to the clothes in your wardrobe or alter clothes for friend and family. As there is limited time on this course, it...
The fur coat remodelling course is for those who have a dated or old fur coat in the wardrobe that needs modernising. Based in Pembrokeshire with the only furrier in Wales, and one of a few left in the UK. Over one weekend you will see your coat re-invented to fit you and your personal style, an essential item for winter. Whether it needs a new style of collar or just to be fitted to...
Greater London - Next course on 6th October 2019
In this class, you will expand your millinery knowledge by learning how to block a bespoke headpiece on our wooden millinery blocks. You will then cut, wire and edge the headpiece using age-old techniques. Katherine herself will explain and demonstrate the steps and practice of making a headpiece. You will also learn about cutting and curling plastics, metal, twings... The cost includes coaching, material and guidance throughout the duration of the class. The materials you...
North Somerset - Next course on 15th June 2019
An afternoon of learning how to alter and repair your garments . Different types of hemming methods, replacing a broken zip , taking in a garment . Top tips on how to do this easily and achieve a professional finish . Refreshments provided , sewing machines available for hire
Worcestershire - Next course on 21st May 2019
Is your sewing machine still in the box? Not entirely sure what all the dials are for? This morning class is designed to get you comfortable with its workings, taking the fear out of getting started. You’ll come away with a new found confidence backed up with notes to refer to. Suitable for absolute beginners.
Worcestershire - Next course on 7th May 2019
Sewing with an overlocker (or serger) is very different to a conventional sewing machine. In this new workshop we'll take a look at the different knitted fabrics available, how to handle them and the techniques needed to create stretch garments. We'll get you familiar with your overlocker and what it can do, ready to tackle making a T-shirt in a future class.
During this course you will learn how to create many garments out of simple easy to use fabrics. You will be learning many techniques that will will apply to each of your garment creations. This course is for people who have basic sewing knowledge and wish to expand their sewing skills. This course, although for beginners is set to challenge you and to encourage you to test yourself as well as improve your confidence in...
Our Introduction to Dressmaking Course is the perfect place to start if you want to learn how to sew your own clothes, and want a more in-depth introduction to dressmaking than our one day beginner classes. Each class focuses on new dressmaking techniques so that you learn something new every week and build your confidence in dressmaking. Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at Holme Grange Craft Village...
Greater London - Next course on 8th June 2019
Thinking of starting your own Fashion business? An essential part of producing and manufacturing a collection is to produce a range for pattern sizes. Grading is the key; a very technical and skilled part of the process. This course introduces you to the basic skills of pattern grading and size ranging of patterns. To benefit from this course, you must have intermediate/advanced level pattern making skills. By the end of the course you will be...