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Sewing techniques - Part I


Introduction to Dressmaking



Understanding course levels

Level key:

Level 1 – no sewing experience necessary or in need of refreshering

Level 2 – having basic sewing experience (for example, have experience of sewing a skirt)

Level 3 –Intermediate sewing skills (for example, have experience of sewing a basic dress or blouse)

Level 4 – Advanced sewing skills (for example, having experience of sewing a pair of trousers)

Level 5 – experienced achieving professional looking garments and achieving a perfect fit


Dressmaking for Beginners

Intensive 6 hour workshop



This class has been designed for complete beginners, so no previous sewing experience is necessary. During this class you will learn how to thread up and use a machine, as well as basic sewing techniques to enable you to construct a simple shirred ruffle skirt.

 This course will teach you how to:


        Read and follow pattern instructions and layouts

        Use basic sewing tools

        Lay and cut out fabric

        Cut fabric correctly

        Thread machine and wind on bobbin

        sew simple seams

        Neaten seams

        Shirring and ruffles

        Make a skirt

Things you will need:  Shears/fabric scissors, tape measure, thread, seam ripper and a box of pins. You will also need to bring with you 2 metres of 150cm wide (60")fabric, shirring elastic and matching thread.

Suggested Fabrics: Cotton and cotton blends, georgette, light weight crepe, light-weight denim, linen and linen blends etc or jersey.

You may purchase one of our fabric packs if you are unable to obtain your own fabric. The fabric pack consists of 2 metres of fabric, shirring elasitc and thread and costs £15.00.




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The above is only a guide as to class availability and may not be up to date. For live information and to find out how many places are left, please click here.  Please note that we schedule our classes 6 weeks in advance.

All courses take place at Unit K103, The Biscuit Factory, Tower Bridge Business Complex, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG unless otherwise stated. The nearest tube station is Bermondsey on the Jubilee line.

Booking Terms:

All bookings must be paid for in full at time of booking.  If you do not wish to pay online, then you may do so by sending a cheque.  Your place will not be confirmed until the cheque has been received and payment cleared.  Please contact us should you wish to pay by this method.

All fees are non-refundable in the event that you are unable to attend.  You may however be transferred onto another course or to the same course on a different date (subject to places being available). 

Classes are limited to 10 students and at least 3 students are needed to make a class.  In the event of under-subscription, classes may be cancelled or postponed.  We will give you as much notice as possible should this happen and you will be able to  transfer to another course or a receive full refund.  We will not be held liable for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result.



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