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Comprehensive Sewing Live Online Dress-making classes (4 weeks)

Comprehensive Sewing Dressmaking Pattern Cutting


Now running online with live tuition! Within this comprehensive course learners are taught all aspects of dressmaking and pattern cutting. Whether you are an absolute beginner or have some previous sewing experience, this session will introduce you to basic and advanced pattern drafting, making your own patterns from your body measurements and altering commercial patterns to get the right fit.

Within this course you will be working on a project making a skirt or other garment, covering the basic skills needed to draft a made-to-measure pattern. You will be guided through the sewing machine and over-locking skills needed to produce a wearable and effective final garment. 

Class size is capped to a maximum of 8 students, allowing for a fun and social session yet giving you the one-to-one guidance required to be successful, whatever your ability. By the end of this course you will feel more confident in your sewing ability and ready to tackle many more creative sewing projects. 

No prior experience required. 

Once you have booked we can send you a kit of materials and resources. We will also provide details of how access your zoom sessions.

Please contact us for more detailed information. 

This is an adult course for students aged 18+ (or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available. 

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Live tuition
One-to-one support if required
Pattern paper
Toile calico fabric
Flexible ruler
Dress-making chalk

What you will need

Sewing machine
Your own dress-making fabrics for final garment
Matching thread reels and spools
A flat, smooth workspace
Paper scissors (normal scissors)
Fabric scissors (we can suggest which to buy)
Internet access on laptop or phone with camera
An iron and ironing board


Holly Davis at Thread and Press

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers






4 mornings (9:30am to 12:00pm)

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