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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!

£30
Greater London
Wanted to sew but have absolutely no idea where to start? Well fear no more - we have the perfect solution! You can now extend your thread of knowledge with this sewing workshop for beginners. Join Craig and the rest of the Fashion Box team for this three-hour class offering an introduction to domestic sewing machines and overlockers. You're also welcome to bring your own machine or use the one provided! After getting to grips...
£110
Greater London - Next course on 30th March 2019
Many people would like to make clothes using stretch fabrics or overlock the clothes they make in a professional way, but find the idea of using a multi-thread machine too daunting. Conquer these challenges and many more areas of clothes making will become available to you. This course will help you get to grips with this challenging machinery and to overcome your fears. You will learn how to set up and use this type of...
£85
Greater London - Next course on 29th June 2019
Being able to use a sewing machine is a useful skill to have for so many things and can open the way to the world of clothes making and garment construction. Many people would like to make their own clothes or sew their own creative projects, but find the idea of using a sewing machine too daunting. This course will help you get to grips with this vital skill by teaching you how to use...
£80
Gloucestershire
Adding Shape - Darts Pleats and Gathers A one-day workshop exploring how shape is added to garments. Based on practical demonstrations you will produce your own professionally finished range of technical samples of adding and suppressing fullness, such as darts, pleats and gathers. Using half scale blocks there will also be a demonstration of pattern cutting methods used to manipulate darts to other parts of a garment and how to add fullness to existing seam...
£130
Somerset
Learn to Sew in a small group with the support of a professional tutor. You’ll start with the basics, learning to thread up your machine and sew seams. Then improve your skills & make a useful item to take home each week: 1. Pin Cushion / Lavender Bag 2. Cushion Cover 3. Drawstring Bag 4. Zipped Purse / Pencil Case 5. Tote Bag 6. Bunting Follow on with a Make Clothes course, using a paper...
£320
Greater London - Next course on 24th April 2019
This course is an introduction to the mysteries of underwired bra creation. You will be guided through the bra pattern making process so you can adapt useable patterns for your unique fit and style. Making bras is considered one of the most complicated processes within the garment making industry; This course is recommended as a next step for enthusiastic students keen to challenge themselves and develop their competence on a sewing machine through learning a...
£60
North Yorkshire - Next course on 24th May 2019
Spend the day using nature to inspire the creation and making of your very own hand printed scarf. You will learn the skills needed to undertake all the processes of designing and then printing your own scarf. You will use nature to inspire designs that you will transfer to lino block and then carve leading to printing onto a large scarf for you to take away and wear with pride. Or you may be creating...
£450
Greater London
During this beginners Machine knitting workshop series we are going to work with punch card system of the machine. We are also going to create a creative technical file that you can later continue to build on. The topics that will be covered during the workshops are: Setting up the machine Creating a technical file: here you will learn how to make a hem, Picot hem, increase and decrease, welts, shaping v neckline, shaping round...
£840
Ceredigion - Next course on 18th October 2019
Make your own perfectly fitting, stylish and warm coat for winter from Cambrian Wool tweed. Angela and I worked together many years ago when I was running my digital embroidery business and Angela was running her bridalwear business in Cardiff. We bumped into each other again a year or so ago and have spent a lot of time developing this exciting and unique course for you. Angela says: “My ambition is for all those attending...
£180
Gloucestershire
Learn how to make a cotton wrap dressing gown with a tie belt during this two day workshop. You will be provided with a pattern and be shown how to cut the garment correctly and construct it using professional sewing techniques. You will learn about the rules cutting cloth and be introduced constructing seams, hems and inserting sleeves. If time permits you will also add a patch pocket. This two day workshop is aimed at...