In-person course

Sewing Bee - Make a Skirt in Two Days

Machine Sewing


This two-day course is aimed at students who would like to learn more about making their own skirt patterns, creating their own design to suit their figure. Body measurements will be taken to enable you to make a paper pattern, techniques of changing dart positions, incorporating seam lines, gathers, pleats and flared skirts will be covered. Fitting and alterations needed to adjust the pattern will also be covered. A series of sewing courses each one building your skills and confidence.

Students who have covered the previous courses where a block was drafted to fit themselves, can bring their own block. New students may use a standard size block copied from the tutor.

You will need to bring your sewing machine to the course.

Accommodation can be booked, subject to availability.

Tutor Information
Jenny Harrison has a City and Guilds in Soft Furnishings, 7900 Certificate in Education. She has written articles for Sewing World magazine in the past and has taught City and Guilds for Somerset College of Art in soft furnishings for 10 years. Jenny now has her own private sewing classes in Taunton.

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?

Includes tuition, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.


Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council
Dillington House
TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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