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Vintage Dressmaking


Sewing Techniques


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 (being able to sew in a straight line)

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

Sewing Machine Basics

3 hour workshop



This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners.  It is an introductory one day workshop into using a sewing machine. 

In this workshop you will learn how to:

        Set up a sewing machine

        Recognise the difference parts of the machine

        Choose and insert the correct needle

        Thread the machine

        Wind the bobbin and set it in the machine

        Guide the fabric when sewing

        Sew simple seams

        Sew darts

        Shorten jean hems

        Neaten seam edges

Things to bring:  You will not need to bring anything to this workshop but you may bring your own sewing machine if you wish to learn on this.




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The above is only a guide as to class availability and may not be up to date. For live information, 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. 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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