Basic sewing skills workshop – zip, hem, seam and bias binding

Machine Sewing Zip


It is fair to say, that a number of people find it difficult to buy garments that are the perfect length, sleeves too long, or maybe a zip breaks in that favourite dress.

The answer is to gain the skills necessary to alter the garment ones self.

Enjoy an informative day covering a range of techniques in sewing alterations, skills that will be life long and very useful.

This practical course will equip students with the knowledge of how to achieve professional alterations to their garments, whether it is to replace a broken zip in a favourite pair of trousers, take up the hem on a pair of jeans, or shorten an evening dress.

You will need to bring your sewing machine to the course.

Tutor Information
Jenny Harrison has a City and Guilds in Soft Furnishings, 7900 Certificate in Education. She has written articles for Sewing World magazine in the past and has taught City and Guilds for Somerset College of Art in soft furnishings for 10 years. Jenny now has her own private sewing classes in Taunton.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Includes tuition, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.


Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council


Dillington House
TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (9:00am to 4:30pm)

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