Beginners Dressmaking - Learn to sew a dress in a day in Wokingham
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About the Course
Our Learn to Sew Dress in a Dress classes for beginners are the perfect class for people who want to sew their own clothes but need some extra guidance. We offer a range of dress classes depending on your chosen style and ability, including sewing with Jersey & Stretch Fabrics
Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham, Berkshire. You’ll get to use our brand new digital Janome sewing machines and class sizes are capped at five to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need.
You will learn:
- Measuring yourself and choosing the correct pattern size
- Understanding a sewing pattern
- Cutting out your pattern & fabric accurately
- Sewing and finishing seams
- Adding a facing
- Sewing pockets
- Adding sleeve tabs
- Creating an elastic waist casing
- How to hem your dress
You’ll know how to use a sewing machine (threading the needle, winding a bobbin, basic stitches). You can complete our Introduction to Sewing Course for complete beginners class or be of an equivalent experience level.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The class includes expert instruction, use of the Janome machines, tools, threads etc, a copy of the dress pattern so you can make again at home plus tea, coffee and biscuits!
You can bring a packed lunch or you can order delicious sandwiches, salads and hot food from the cafe downstairs.
I absolutely loved this course. To be able to complete a project in one day is great rather than commit to a few hours over several weeks. I was so proud of my dress afterwards and ordered more material that same week to make another dress. Sheona is so patient and explains things very clearly. I have been bitten by the dressmaking bug and hope to do another one of Sheona's classes.
Joanne Bibb - - #10111
I attended this class for my first attempt at dressmaking and was unsure where to start on my own. Sheona is an excellent teacher, the class was really comprehensive and she had lots of patience to ensure we were all comfortable with each stage. I am so happy with my dress and can't wait to make lots more!
Sarah - - #10108
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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Suitable for beginners
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