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Dressmaking & tailoring: clothes making courses

109 dressmaking & tailoring: clothes making workshops found

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!

Worcestershire - Next course on 4th September 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.
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...
Somerset - Next course on 9th September 2019
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...
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...
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...
Greater London
Creative types and fashion aficionados can extend their thread of knowledge with a day of dressmaking in groups of up to ten. This six-hour class offers tuition in techniques for constructing a dress using a commercial pattern, as well as adding fastenings such as a concealed or regular zip. The Fashion Box is a textile treasure trove of fabric design and made-to-measure clothing services. Bespoke ideas can come to fruition for theatrical, bridal and menswear...
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
Re-create a pattern from your favourite top or skirt without taking the original apart. We all own a favourite top or skirt that fit us just right. We wear it until it is almost worn out and then search the shops to find a replacement without success. This three day course will introduce you to the essentials of pattern cutting. Learn how to make your own pattern that you can use time and time again....
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
Want to learn how to make your own dress? Can you use a sewing machine? Then this is the perfect course for you. Extremely versatile, the Shift Dress is an everyday dress with or without sleeves. You can also make it in tunic length. Simple to wear and easy to style, it's a beautiful wardrobe basic that will be the first of many as you learn a new set skills that you can use time...
Ceredigion - Next course on 22nd November 2019
Make your own perfectly fitting and stylish coat for the spring and autumn days when you need protection from the elements but don’t need extra warmth. Angela Pitcher Dowdell is a fan of coats. She believes a good coat is a key item in a successful wardrobe. She also believes different coats do different jobs and that outfits can be made or betrayed by the choice of coat you pop on as you leave the...
East Sussex - Next course on 20th July 2019
Nipple tassel making class in Brighton & Hove. A fun and exciting workshop, where you'll learn how to make nipple tassels. Guided by an experienced teacher, where you'll be guided step by step, just let your creative juices flow. Take home your lovely keep-sake creations, gift wrapped to be treasured or pret-a porter for a fun night out! All materials and bubbly included. What's included in the price? All materials to create nipple tassels are...

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