Comprehensive Sewing with Thread and Press (Tuesday mornings 4 weeks)

Comprehensive Sewing Dressmaking Pattern Cutting


Now running in-person* in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire (We also offer online and other locations, please see more form this course provider).
Within this comprehensive sewing course learners are taught many aspects of dressmaking and pattern cutting. Whether you are a recent 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 making your own top to your own measurements, covering the basic skills needed to draft a made-to-measure pattern. You will be guided through the sewing machine skills needed to produce a wearable and effective final garment. During the course you will learn how to measure yourself and make a made-to-measure bodice block, learn how to use the block, how to draft a pattern, how to draft a sleeve, add style lines, flare, dart manipulation.. all in a few sessions!

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.

Some basic experience of using a sewing machine is desirable for this course. Great for those looking to take the next step from bought patterns or looking to amend patterns.

In-person course: We provide sewing machines (or you can bring your own) and we provide equipment and basic material for toiles.

Please contact us for more detailed information.
This is an adult course for students aged 16 +
(or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available.
*in-person courses subject to government guidance at the time. We offer a full refund if the course is cancelled due to Covid 19.

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/in-person tuition
One-to-one support if required
Pattern paper
Toile calico fabric
Use of sewing machines (optional)
Use of overlocker
Use of our dress-making equipment


Holly Davis at Thread and Press
Darby and Joan Hall
58 Finkle Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU16 4AZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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