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Clothes, hat, bag & shoe making courses

Clothes, hat, bag and shoe making courses and workshops all across the UK. Learn to create your own bespoke garments and accessories from experienced craftspeople.

£70
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...
£79
Derbyshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Imagine going to a summer event this year and proud as punch wearing your fascinator, telling everyone, "I made this!" Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop. You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours, as well as veiling, beads and wire and crinoline. You can learn how to make: Roses Lillies Bows & loops Leaves Buttercups 'Feathers' All materials will be...
£85
Bristol - Next course on 26th June 2019
Make your own small shoulder bag from leather with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this is a great introduction to leatherwork. You will be able to choose from a selection of Italian vegetable tanned leather and to emboss it with your name or other words to personalise it. The bags are small shoulder style bags, made from hard vegetable tanned leather and are unlined. You can also make stitchless small leather goods...
£145
Oxfordshire - Next course on 13th July 2019
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory...
£145
Bristol - Next course on 21st September 2019
Join Esther Keen from Leather Needle Thread in Bristol to make a leather bag in a day. There is a choice of bucket bag or tote bag and a wide choice of beautiful coloured vegetable tanned full grain leather as well as metallic leather. Learn how to craft your own leather bag using a semi industrial sewing machine. You will be able to mix and match leather colours and tweak the designs to make the...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 8th October 2019
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in...
£250
Lancashire - Next course on 13th July 2019
As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the...
£10
England
Learn to make your own outfits and improve your skills. From a simple skirt to your very own bridal gown. Learn to get a professional finish. Learn to make knickers, garther, bra, suspender belt, corset, basque, dresses, coats... Get to grips with knitwear and overlockers. Classes on a one to one basis or small groups of up to 5-6 students Learn to make a bag, pet bed, free motion embroidery, clothing and accessories. From 1...
£10
Worcestershire
Fashion and design workshops for kids, in Bromsgrove . Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday sessions 4-00pm till 6-00pm and 6-00pm till 8-00pm weekly - contact us for availability. A weekly session where you can learn to design and make your own clothes, either from scratch using commercial patterns or revamping old clothes. All garments made can be showcased on the catwalk at the NEC sewing for pleasure show. Please contact us by email or telephone to...
£15
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.

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