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Dressmaking at Forgan Arts Centre

Duration: 2 hours -8 Week Block

Price: £96

Run by: Alana Peden
at Forgan Arts Centre

Forgan Arts Centre
Cupar Road

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About the Course

Evening Dressmaking with Ruth Alexander

Ruth studied Fashion and Clothing in Glasgow and has worked in costume design and to private commission from home until opening her Newport on Tay shop, ‘You Reap What I Sew’.
Ruth will be leading a class for all levels from beginners to avid sewers.

Whether you are just starting out without a clue where to begin or a regular stitcher looking to pick up some advanced techniques, or maybe even a cosplay fan wanting to run up your own costumes! All are welcome to join the class. If you have an enquiry about class projects, please get in touch and we shall direct you to Ruth for advice.

Find a materials list for this class on our website!

Children's Sewing & Fabric Crafts with Ruth Alexander

Children’s class for 8+
For beginners and those who already know how to sew by hand and machine. Come and learn how to sew, working on mini projects and designs with Ruth. This class is led by the tutor. Materials are provided at the Centre.

Start time is flexible for people getting here after school, especially those arriving from high school.

DRESSMAKING: with Beatrice Burns

Beatrice Burns is a highly skilled dressmaker and tutor here at Forgan Arts and has taught in the community for many years. Come along and learn practical and creative techniques, have fun, and develop your own projects. Beatrice can advise you on what to bring to the class – the perfect chance to raid your wardrobe and fix all of those garments that don’t quite fit right. Or perhaps you would like to create something unique to you; from scratch. Whatever you want to do, Beatrice is sure to be able to help you achieve it.
Bring along your sewing machine, project and sewing kit and Beatrice will teach you the rest!

5 WEEK BLOCK I MAY 8, 15, 22, 29 JUNE 5

Sewing Bee is a social gathering of people who like to sew, drink tea and blether!
New members are welcomed, it’s a great way to pick up new tips, share ideas, and spend an afternoon.
To attend the SOCIAL groups, you must first become a member I £30 for annual membership I Thereafter, classes will be just £2 per session

For more information or to book, please Contact Us using the button above.

Forgan Arts Centre is rooted in the community and strives to offer educational and cultural opportunities to people of all ages and abilities, in an environment that enriches well-being.
Established in 1978, the Centre offers a wide variety of classes and events to the residents of Newport-On-Tay and surrounding towns and villages.

You don’t have to become a member to attend our classes, however it dramatically reduces the cost of your course and any other classes throughout the year, as well as helping to support the Centre. If you would like to join us, Membership costs £30 for the year and can be purchased at the Centre or under the members tab on our website:

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Bring along some fabric and your own machine if you have one. We have spare machines and practice fabric here for those without.

Tea and Coffee available. Juice and biscuits are available as a refreshment during Childrens session.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly