Intro to Dressmaking - Make a Summer Top

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Description

If you are a beginner to sewing and would like to try making your own clothes, then this is a good place to start.

Using a commercial pattern, you will be shown how to measure yourself and choose which size to make, what pattern pieces to use and how to place and cut them.

You will then be shown how to sew it all together to make a lovely summer top.

Choose from sleeveless or cap sleeve - pattern provided


This is some of what you will learn:

How to choose your size
place your pattern on the fabric and cut out
follow pattern markings, adjust length if required
sew seams and neaten edges
attach bias binding or make a facing
sew a bust dart (sleeveless only)
make a back neck opening (cap sleeve only)

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?

pattern
tuition
Sew Make It written instructions which will outline each process we used during the workshop

tea/coffee

Venue

Judi Glover at Sew Make it
Birlingham
Pershore, Worcester
Worcestershire
WR10 3AB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Reviews

In-person course
Nadine - - #30704

I really enjoyed the workshop yesterday, it was well worth the distance travelled. You are very good at teaching and explaining how to make the blinds. I felt very confident when I left that I would be capable of making the blinds on my own at home. Which hasn't always been the case when I've done previous workshops elsewhere. I wouldn't hesitate to do another one of your workshops. I found your workshop on craft courses and was so happy I did.

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Dawn - - #28172

Really improved my confidence to just try things, really well planned and timed, very friendly atmosphere. Had two wonderful days!

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Heather - - #28171

Loved the course. Great introduction to sewing techniques and got to take something home every week. Judi is very clear with her instructions and very patient. Great value course that I'd strongly recommend.

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Zena - - #28169

Loved my return to sewing and so chuffed with my "makes" - loved the buttoned cushions and tote bag.

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Lyn - - #28170

Was fantastic, very informative and a pleasure attending this group. Thank you so much for your help and support

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Vicky - - #28161

Really good fun, excellent pace and Judi is very patient and helpful. You feel comfortable asking questions.

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Dawn - - #27262

Judi is a fantastic teacher. I went from being a complete novice (never having sewed before) to making a reversible bag (amongst other things). Can't wait for the next one.
"Get to know your sewing machine" and "Reversible Tote" workshops - Day 1

In-person course
Kelly - - #27263

Lovely day. Really glad I came, feel much more confident with using the machine.
"Get to know your sewing machine" and "Reversible Tote" - Day 1

In-person course
Jenny - - #27264

I've thoroughly enjoyed today. I have been ill for the past week and today has cheered me up! Although I have sewn for many years, I still learnt a lot. Looking forward to attending more courses.
"Reversible Tote" 11th Jan 2020

In-person course
Fiona - - #27265

Excellent Courses, thoroughly enjoyed every minute, very knowledgable staff and so patient..... Brilliant modern venue. Can't wait to return to do more
"Get to know your sewing machine" and "Reversible Tote" - Day 1

In-person course
Tina - - #27266

I thought the course was excellent, great encouragement! Good location and friendly group.
Reversible Tote workshop 11th Jan 20

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Liz R - - #26340

Excellent workshop, all very clear and well explained

In-person course
Kate - - #26238

Excellent! Very helpful and very informative. Really enjoyable.

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Fiona - - #26237

Really enjoyed the whole day. Constructive, clear and supportive instruction. Creative crafts achieved. Judi is helpful and with a sense of humour. Nice venue and warm! Thanks :)

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Judith - - #26236

I am really suprised at how much I learnt during the day - it far exceeded my expectations. The pace was just right, as was the size of the class, and it allowed for plenty of one to one guidance.

In-person course
Sheree - - #26239

Lovely, clear guidance and support. I'm feeling proud of my reversible tote bag. Thank you

In-person course
Wendy - - #26107

Thank you very much for the relaxed and informative roman blind Workshop. It was really helpful to do this in a practical setting and your demonstrations, explanations, hints and tips were most welcome.

Thank you for a well paced and very enjoyable morning.

In-person course
Mary - - #26109

I really enjoyed both the workshops I attended at the weekend. The small groups are great as it gives us the opportunity to ask any questions we need to ask, and the opportunity for individual help where needed. You make things as simple as possible and give clear instructions, so at the end of the course I felt really pleased with what I had achieved.

Many thanks,

In-person course
Philip Roskelly - - #25463

A great beginners' course.
None of the projects was too ambitious but they were challenging enough to give a real sense of satisfaction when completed.
We had an experienced tutor who actually said very little but was always ready to assist us when guidance was needed.
Definitely recommended.

In-person course
Georgina - - #25198

I thoroughly enjoyed the Cushion Masterclass course.
Judi is an excellent tutor who is very patient and made creating the different styles of cushions easy to follow with a step by step guide.
I’ll be arranging another sewing course with Judi again soon!

In-person course
Wendy Gibson - - #25018

Attended the Roman blind workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it. A nice small group with plenty of relaxed time to work at ones own pace and for Judi to give each one ample time to explain things. Came away with completed project and clear printed instructions . I’m looking forward to trying another course . Thank you .
Wendy

In-person course
Helen Gunn - - #25006

I was so proud of myself coming away from the course having made a Roman Blind in just 3 hours.

Judi makes the whole process so easy and enjoyable. She has lots of experience and endless patience. I would highly recommend this course.

In-person course
Rachata - - #24682

Very calm and relaxing class. Judi is very kind and helpful. Thank you - Rachata, Get to know your sewing machine workshop Cheltenham

In-person course
Margaret - - #24683

Good to learn how to use a machine properly! - Margaret, Get to know your sewing machine workshop, Cheltenham

In-person course
Sally - - #24684

Lovely class, lots of good information - went home with a drawstring bag! Looking forward to the next course - Sally, Get to know your sewing machine workshop, Cheltenham

In-person course
Lizzie - - #24685

Really enjoyed the first course - "beginners sewing class", very relaxing learning a new skill. Judi was patient and helpful.

In-person course
Zoe - - #24686

Really helpful and informative. Much better than "you tubing" Definately recommend! - Zoe, "Get to know your sewing machine" workshop, Worcester

In-person course
Tracy - - #24687

Gave me the confidence and knowledge to start sewing again, as I had not sewn since school - 30 years plus! A thoroughly enjoyable and prodictive morning. Judi has inspired me to continue sewing!
Tracy, "Get to know your sewing machine", Worcester

In-person course
Ruth - - #22689

I learnt to sew on Judi's "Get to know your sewing machine" course, then progressed to the "Intro to dressmaking". I am soo pleased with making my sleeveless top!! Its been on several holidays with me and as I got the pattern to keep, I have made two more at home. Judi is so patient and helpful. Looking forward to doing more.

In-person course
Georgina - - #22626

Loved the courses (curtains, blinds, lampshades and doorstops).
Great tuition by Judi, and step by step really made it easy to follow - I'll be going back to Judi for more courses! Thank you!

In-person course
Trudy - - #22625

Judi was very patient and understanding with me not having sewn in a long time, even helping me set up my new machine.
Thoroughly enjoyed making the blind and doorstop and would definitely recommend.

In-person course
Pen Jones - - #22624

Loved the whole weekend of workshops. Judi is a talented teacher who managed to keep the group well on track. Everything we made was well designed and hopefully easy to replicate at home. Thank you

In-person course
Joanne - - #22627

Another fabulous workshop with Judi making roman blinds, learnt a lot and really enjoyed it!

In-person course
Madeline - - #22301

Thank you for the amazing workshops you have provided the last couple of weeks; I am thrilled with all that I have made under your guidance and patience, and it has given me the confidence to try other projects on my own.

In-person course
Lisa - - #21336

What a lovely lady with great patience and a very relaxing, fun atmosphere.
She gave a very professional tutorial with fabulous quality fabrics which was included on the course.

In-person course
June - - #21334

I have SO enjoyed today, thank you.I have learned many new skills and tips and now feel confident to make these projects at home!

In-person course
Suzanne - - #21335

Fun and informative, good value for money. Judi is a great teacher.

In-person course
Lianne Edwards - - #20849

Had a great day with Judi Glover on her learn to sew and made a fantastic envelope cushion cover, a drawer string bag and drinks coasters, all of which we were able to take home. I had never used my sewing machine and by the end of the day felt completely comfortable with it. I was with a lovely group of ladies and Judi couldn’t have been nicer, so patient and informative. I have already booked my next course, curtain making next!

In-person course
Kate - - #20792

Great day. Lovely atmosphere. Very supportive and patient. Loved that I made something I could take home. Feel able to go ahead now and make more. Thank you so much.

In-person course
Sarah Whiting - - #20714

Judi - as always - is very patient and knowledgeable. My sewing skills are improving so much with her help and guidance. I am looking forward to making a set of curtains for my daughters new bedroom.

All resources needed are provided as well as instructions to take away with you. (Particularly useful with measuring windows)

Thank you!

In-person course
Laura - - #20652

Lovely workshop, really enjoyed.
Interested in doing Roman Blinds next

In-person course
Caroline - - #20649

Lovely small, friendly classes and a very patient teacher!
Thank you Judi

In-person course
Rita - - #20650

Really good productive day. Very happy with the skirt.
Thank you

In-person course
Lesley - - #20599

Really enjoyed learning in a nice relaxing atmosphere. Judi is a great teacher.

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Karen - - #20600

I loved the zip bag workshop. I will definitely be making more. Judi is a great teacher!

In-person course
Gill - - #20602

I really enjoyed the calm space and easy to follow instructions.
Can't believe I made 2 bags in just 3 hours!

In-person course
Dee - - #20603

Have done five workshops with Judi, and I now feel a lot more confident to make my own curtains and blinds, and loved making a lampshade. We get written instructions to take home and lots of useful tips during the day.

In-person course
Penny - - #20452

I really enjoyed the workshop, thank you Judi :)
Very informative, I learnt how to construct two types of cushion and had great fun doing it.
Will practice making more to enhance my skills

In-person course
Joanne - - #20442

I've had a great day, learnt loads of new techniques. Judi is really patient and helped when things went wrong. Will do another course soon. Value is really good as well!

In-person course
Lisa - - #20443

Fantastic!! Thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt lots of new skills. Very friendly and supportive atmosphere. Judi was a great teacher!

In-person course
Karen - - #20372

Lovely workshop. Judi is so patient and helpful. A step by step guide is included on how to make the Roman Blind which is very useful.

In-person course
Sarah - - #20373

Patient and calm, even when things go wrong :) Great knowledge, always interested in your classes, thank you :)

In-person course
Rebecca - - #20374

I thoroughly enjoyed the roman blind workshop - Judi made it very relaxed with easy instructions and plenty of help and advice. I will be booking another!

In-person course
Lesley - - #19706

I recently attended the "Canvas Tote Bag" workshop run by Judi.
The workshop was "very good", I really enjoyed it, and loved my new handmade bag.

In-person course
Fiona - - #18994

Really enjoyable lesson. Learnt loads and I feel confident to go home and make more! Thank you Judi, looking forward to next weeks workshop

In-person course
Mandy - - #18988

Had a lovely time today in the "get know your sewing machine" workshop. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to next weeks cushion lesson.

In-person course
Penny - - #18989

Really enjoyed the workshop :) Right pace and length. Good intro, lots of advice and encouragement. Thank you

In-person course
Perry - - #18990

Great fun, lovely group and very friendly. Feel impressed with myself for actually producing something!

In-person course
Tamsin - - #18991

Really enjoyed the "Get to know your sewing machine" workshop, learnt a lot in the three hours. Thank you

In-person course
Elizah - - #18992

Fantastic workshop. I have throughly enjoyed myself and learnt so many new things. Judi was really helpful and explained everything clearly. Thank you :)

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Ellie Litchfield - - #18479

I normally use my machine for quilting & have never done any dressmaking. This was a superb workshop,everything was explained carefully & Judi seemed to know exactly when one of us needed some extra help. I had never put in a zip or made a buttonhole but I now feel confident to tackle both & will certainly enrol on more of Judi's courses.

In-person course
Kerry - - #17818

Lovely small classes, easy to follow , very patient teacher, would certainly look to be attending further classes.

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Private - - #17638

Great course..

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Claire Maguire - - #17470

I recently attended the beginners workshop, had a great time and was useful to finally be able to use my sewing machines. Judi was both helpful and patient as i was an absolute beginner. The tote bag and coasters were an added bonus to have something to take home upon completion.

In-person course
Jane judge - - #17313

I recently did the Roman blind workshop with Judi Glover.
I hadn't used a sewing machine before I started Judi's workshops .
Judi's is a fantastic teacher very patient and willing to explain if you get stuck on anything.Her instructions are very easy to follow and the choice of fabrics are great .
I can't wait to make more beautiful things I'm loving these workshops .

In-person course
Anna Munn-Davies - - #17306

This was my second workshop with Judi, I really enjoyed it Judi is so helpful a great teacher, she gives us a print out of instructions to keep for future reference. I have another 2 sessions booked in with Judi and I can’t wait to learn more skills Thankyou so much

Response from Sew Make it:

Thank you Anna, Look forward to seeing you Monday for piped cushions, Judi

In-person course
Roxy Darling - - #17304

I really enjoyed this, it was great to feel at ease doing something slightly out of my comfort zone. Everybody was friendly and helpful. I’d definitely do another one.

Response from Sew Make it:

Thank you Roxy, it was lovely to meet you, so pleased you enjoyed making your blind. Hope to see you again soon, Judi

In-person course
Mary - - #15456

Really enjoyed my first attempt at dressmaking. Everything was explained really well, and we had our own pattern to keep. I feel more confident to try other things, and will definitely be coming to more of your workshops, looking forward to making a top on Saturday. Thank you

In-person course
Diane Sewell - - #15451

Simply all it should be. Lovely location, easy access from motorway, small group, very clear instruction from Julie at a pace which suited all, one stage at a time. Judi had time to assist everyone when they needed it. She is a very good tutor. We finished 2 zip bags on the day, most other workshops I've gone to need the work to be finished as home. I will definitely keep an eye out for more workshops.

Response from Sew Make it:

Thank you Di, it was lovely to meet you and Chrissie, your bags were amazing! look forward to seeing you again soon :)

In-person course
Deborah Mason - - #15186

Excellent Morning spent in a small friendly group, Judi helped me through the process and I came away with a lovely Tote bag and pattern. I have made another on my own at home and have fabric on order to make even more. I hope to attend further sessions in the future.

Response from Sew Make it:

Thank you Deborah, so pleased that you are making use of the pattern and making more! hope to see you again soon.

In-person course
Ruth - - #15174

Great workshop, really enjoyed making the tote bag. Judi explains everything step by step making it very easy for a newbie sewer. We got the template and instructions to take home, so I will be making a lot more. Fabric is great quality, and the bags are very useful. Don't hesitate If you are considering doing this, its great fun!

In-person course
Katie Arthurs - - #14806

This course is really great all fabrics and patterns done for you Judi is great helped me set up my sewing machine and was there to go through the making of the tote bag step by step with you can thoroughly recommend this course excellent .

In-person course
Dawn - - #14741

I attended the "Cushion Cover" workshop, and enjoyed it very much. Judi shared a lot of helpful advice. I made a lovely cover and had the pattern to keep and use again.

In-person course
Lesley m - - #14644

This was my second session and I loved it. Judi explains things clearly and she makes sure she has time to help everyone. I don’t have my own machine yet and was able to use Judis which was great. I loved the fact I could make something I was proud of and take home to use. I am brand new to machine sewing and fully recommend.

Response from Sew Make it:

Thank you Lesley, your cushion looked lovely with the co-ordinating buttons , and so neat! See you again soon

In-person course
Lisa Eksteen - - #13300

Had a great time doing these lovely workshops, relaxed and informal, learnt loads, and I will be making lots more from now on. Particularly liked the zip bags, they can be used for all sorts of things. Thinking of Christmas pressies ;). Wouldn't hesitate to do more workshops with Judi

In-person course
Diane - - #13124

Thank you for doing a 1 to 1 session for me. I had not used a sewing machine in such a long time and you were very patient. I really enjoyed it and the 3 hours went very quickly. Will be coming back for the cushion workshop. Highly recommend

Response from Sew Make it:

You're very welcome! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

In-person course
Judith Millward - - #13076

Went to this workshop on Saturday, loved it! I learnt so much. I have sewn before, but not for a long time. Everything was demonstrated step by step and explained well. lots of tips given for making the covers. Have booked the bag workshop.

Response from Sew Make it:

Looking forward to seeing you again Judith

In-person course
Ruth - - #13074

I went to this course a complete novice and Judi was very patient and explained everything really well. There was a choice of fabric included which was a lovely quality. I'm so chuffed that I can now make my own cushion covers!

Response from Sew Make it:

Thank you Ruth, your cushions were fab!

In-person course
Tia Jordan - - #13053

Attended this course with Judi and thoroughly enjoyed it. I particularly liked the small group as this gave us all the individual help when we needed it. I love the finished bag and will definitely be using it and making more as gifts for my friends.

Response from Sew Make it:

Thank you Tia, so glad you enjoyed the course. look forward to seeing you for the PJ workshop!
Judi

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