Patterns To Perfection: Sew Your Own Clothes Course
Always wanted to make your own clothes but not sure where to start? Or have you already made some garments but need some help with technique? This 3-week course is for you! Make a great fitting garment from a bought sewing pattern, with our full support
"Teacher Jo helped everyone equally & was great at explaining methods. She enabled me to understand patterns with varied sizes plus the technicalities of cutting out in fabric." Sarah Trotter, Buyers Admin Asst, Woodingdean +more reviews here
Course summary: Over three five-hour sessions, our tutor Jo will be on hand with expert guidance as you create your garment from a pattern of your choice. No need to fear tricky techniques like zips or sleeves, we’ll be here to show you how! We'll teach you the basics of tissue fitting your pattern to your body shape, then cutting out & making the entire garment.
Type of pattern to bring: Learn at your own pace - what you can complete in three weeks will depend on the complexity of your garment and how fast you work! As an example, those fairly new to sewing clothes can expect to complete a straightforward A-line skirt or simple top or unfitted unlined dress to a good standard in this time. Fast stitchers or those doing homework between sessions can complete more detailed garments. If you don’t complete your garment on the course, our Stitch Sewing & Dressmaking Classes can help you take it to completion! They run several times a week all year round, and can be booked individually or block purchased to save money.
Skills we will cover: Using a pattern, tissue fitting a pattern, understanding pattern instructions, constructing a garment, making adjustments for fit.
Price: £139 or £127 with Early Bird Saving, available when you book up to 1 month before course starts.
Sewing Course Dates Three 5 hr sessions with a 15 min break:
FULL Sundays 16th, 23rd May & 6th June, 10am-3pm (not on BH Mon 30 May)
Saturdays 3rd, 10th & 17th July, 10am - 3pm
Sundays 12th, 19th & 26th Sept 10am - 3pm
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