'Make Clothes' course, a great short course for those who have some sewing experience, ideally you'll have completed a beginner sewing course already. Learn to use a commercial paper pattern to make a simple garment such as an basic skirt, top or trousers for those who haven't made clothing before. If you're a refresher wanting to learn more advanced skills, why not try something more challenging like a pinafore, shirt, dress or jacket. Your tutor Aliss will guide you through all the necessary steps to help you make your item of clothing. You'll get expert help in a small group, from cutting out your fabric, understanding the pattern instructions to constructing your garment. For advanced clothes making you'll learn simple pattern alterations and more professional finishing techniques such as seam binding, adding facing and lining. 5-week course length, 2 hours per week. Borrow a sewing machine for an additional fee.

What's included in the price?

Tuition fee included, plus downloadable handouts for a range of techniques Also available in the sewing studio: - Clothes patterns and samples, books and resources for reference - Iron and ironing board - Cutting rulers and set squares to borrow - Sewing machines for an additional hire fee You'll need to purchase your pattern and fabric, thread and notions, get in touch if you need help with this. Please bring your own sewing toolkit where possible.


2 hours (3:00pm to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



The Stitchery Frome

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Aliss works from a studio in the delightful, independent and creative town of Frome Somerset. She teaches sewing courses, creative workshops and heads up the annual town lantern procession!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Advanced/pro level
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Public transport
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
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The Stitchery, The Welsh Mill, Park Hill Drive, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2LE