Sewing and Dressmaking Courses


     

  • Parent and child machine sewing

    • One session
    • 8th June
    • 2-4.30pm
    • £.00

    A number of you have asked whether we could offer a parent and child session where you can learn how to use a sewing machine with your child to help them when things go wrong at home.

    On this 2.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to thread and use a sewing machine by making a tote bag. All materials and machines included. If you are bringing your own machine, please ensure that it has been serviced in the last 2 years and that you bring the operating manual.

    Suitable for complete beginners. Price is £60 per 2 participants

  • Sewing for Home Educated kids

    • 5 weeks
    • Starts 8th May
    • 12.30 - 2 pm
    • £75.00

    Price includes all equipment plus refreshments. Fabric for dressmaking projects not included

    If you are aged 7-13 and would like to learn to sew, then this course is for you. Suitable for both beginners and those with a little more experience.
    The course is project based and will include a mixture of hand sewing and machine sewing to improve your skills.

  • Secondary School Stitchers

    • 6 weeks
    • Starting Thursday 25th April
    • 5.15 - 6.45pm
    • £75.00

    Price includes all equipment plus refreshments. Fabric for dressmaking projects not included

    If you are aged 11-16 and would like to improve your sewing,  then this course is for you. You can choose from one of our huge range of patterns or bring your own to work on.
    The course will include a mixture of hand and machine sewing to improve your skills.

  • Adult beginners sewing

    • 5 sessions
    • June 19th for 5 weeks.
    • Thursdays 9.30-12 or Weds 7-9.30pm
    • £235.00

    Learn to love the sewing machine and master a whole range of new skills in this project based course.
    The course will include:

    • an envelope cushion – lay, pin, cut a pattern and master the sewing machine
    • a tote bag –  and construct a really useful bag
    • a zipped, lined pouch – overcome the fear of the zip
    • a miniature skirt – learn basic dressmaking skills
    • sewing techniques

    * price includes everything you will need plus refreshments

    £235

  • Adult Sewing

    • June 19th for 5 weeks
    • Thursdays 9.30-12 or Weds 7-9.30pm
    • £145.00

    Need motivation? These sessions offer the perfect opportunity to work on your own dressmaking projects under the guidance of an experienced tutor. Bring your own patterns, fabrics and questions! The course is a mixed ability group so you can choose from the complete beginners package above or this intermediate level

  • Teens Pattern Cutting

    • 6 sessions
    • Wednesdays from 9th January
    • 5.15-6.45 pm
    • £90.00

    Price includes all equipment plus refreshments. Fabric for dressmaking projects not included

    This course is designed for secondary school aged children and will teach you the skills needed for making your own pattern blocks – the basis for making patterns in exactly your size. A fantastic course for those with intermediate to advanced sewing skills and those studying for textiles GCSE

‘Good class size allowing focus on each persons questions. Clear detailed instruction, a nice progression through the skills to more complicated techniques.’

‘Small class size so the tutor had plenty of time to give individual attention.’

‘I really enjoyed how practical the course was - guiding us to be able to make something, following a pattern, after just a few weeks.’