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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!

£80
Hertfordshire - Next course on 2nd June 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 6th June 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...
£16
Worcestershire
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...
£120
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...
£40
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
£35
Worcestershire - Next course on 24th July 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.
£65
Kent - Next course on 15th June 2019
Make your very own skirt! With one to one tuition, you will be guided through each step to make a skirt. From reading a pattern, choosing fabric, cutting the pattern, pinning, sewing darts, sewing with interacting, sewing in a zip. The skirt pattern is a lovely A line skirt and you can choose the length, go mini, maxi or mid!