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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!

Cumbria - Next course on 14th July 2019
Tempted by fabulous summer fabrics or not been able to find that go to summer dress. Join us for a fun day learning to make your own gorgeous shift dress. Choose from a variety of simple styles and make a lovely one off dress that fits you and have the confidence and skill to run up other items at home. We’ll teach you how to take accurate measurements and unravel the mystifying instructions on dressmaking...
North Somerset - Next course on 19th October 2019
Come along to make a fully fitted, boned, lined, and back-laced corset in a material of your choice, in my informative weekend workshops. The corset provides excellent support and bodyshaping. These corsets are created to be worn as outer or under garments and can reduce your waistline by up to 5 inches. I encourage all sizes from XXS to XXXL plus. Nobody is too large or too small. Over the two day workshop you can...
Worcestershire - Next course on 12th October 2019
Learn how to sew a beautiful "A line" skirt or "pencil skirt". Introduction to dressmaking. Do you want to get into dressmaking but would like a bit of help and guidance? Why not come and sew with us and make an A-line or pencil skirt. You will learn how to lay out the pattern pieces, cut out, insert a zip, attach a waistband and seam finishing You will need 1.5m of medium weight cotton, a...
Learn how to make yourself a pair of jeans! Even if you can't sew just be the designer for the day. Angela used to work in the denim industry as a sample machinist (since the 1970s) for Lee Cooper and is willing to show you and help you make a pair of designer jeans from start to finish. The workshops are run from Angela's own design studio and sewing room, which is full of materials,...
North Yorkshire
You can bring your project that you are working on along with you or I can sort out some ideas for you depending on your interest. I can help with dressmaking, furnishings or quilting. I do not take more than three people per session so you get very individual tuition.
We offer a range of lingerie sewing workshops including knicker making, garters and kimonos. We will be adding more in the near future. Details of our knicker making workshop are below. We will be adding dates and details for the others soon so please check our website for more information. Knicker-making workshop During this 3 hour workshop, local lingerie designer Hazel Lethaby of Mischke Lingerie will introduce you to working with stretch material by sewing...
Greater Manchester
Get an introduction to Haute Couture embroidery in our weekend workshop. Learn the technique of Tambour Beading which is widely used in International Catwalks including Chanel, Christian Dior and Valentino. Knowledge of this technique presents many possibilities when creating embroidery pieces. The first part of the class will be to learn the chainstitch on a transparent organza with the hook in the four directions. The second part of the class will be the introduction of...
Worcestershire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Choose between a sleeveless top or drop sleeve top During this 4hr workshop you will learn how to read and use a commercial dressmaking pattern and start to understand basic garment construction. Perfect for those who have just learnt to sew You will need to know the basics of machine sewing, how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine etc You will learn: How to choose what size to make Laying the pattern & cutting...
Saturday Sewing Classes! Based in West London Max 8 people per session This is a beginner sewing course so no sewing experience at all is required. We will teach you how to make a basic skirt pattern, how to select the right material for your project, how cut and pin fabric, thread a machine, sew in a straight line keeping to the seam allowance, and how to finish the inside of your skirt to make...
A great introduction to dressmaking, learn to make elasticated shorts, either for PJ's or on the beach!! You can choose to make ladies, boys or girls You will learn: - pattern markings and how to cut out - how to pin on the fabric - sewing the pieces together - inserting elastic turning up hems This is ideal for beginners who would like to try and expand their skills into dressmaking. For this workshop you...

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