Learn garment making techniques, get sewing, cutting and fitting tips and make your own garment. Course is for all level.
This sewing course will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly. Or if you've already done a bit of dressmaking, then you can improve your techniques. I've been dressmaking since I was at school. I've also studied bridal wear and tailoring so I've learned lots of tips and tricks that give your projects a polished look. During this course, I'll be focusing on teaching technique so your clothes won't look 'homemade', but 'handmade'. Noone will believe you made them yourself.
If you've already familiar with dressmaking techniques and commercial patterns and you'd like to learn pattern cutting, then you can do this here too.
You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have had practice making at least one or two craft projects, and have an awareness of basic seams and hems. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my beginners classes first.
What will I learn? I’ll coach you along the way in the following:
- how to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability
- taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
- altering the pattern for a perfect fit
- sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish
A small class size (maximum five students) ensures I'm able to give you lots of individual attention. Students work on their own choice of project, and I tailor your tuition accordingly.