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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureBeginners Sewing: Anyone can make a dress in a day!
5(20+ reviews)
Creative types and fashion aficionados can extend their thread of knowledge with a day of dressmaking.
Seven Sisters
£59 pp
6 hour workshop
Beginner
Next available date:9th December 2020
What happens in this class?

This six-hour class offers tuition in techniques for constructing a dress using a commercial pattern, as well as sewing darts, using an overlocker, inserting an invisible zip and sewing facings.

Important Information:

It is essential that once booking you contact The Fashion Box Studio to request a specific dress size. The deadline for specific sizes is 3 days before the workshop, so we can prepare this for you. If we do not hear from you with your requested size, a size 10 (from the size chart) will be prepared for you.

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Things to remember

All sewing materials are provided on the day. Once purchased please get in touch with the size of dress you would like to make.

Latest Reviews
5(20+ reviews)
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Matilda - October 27th
Great teacher, clear, patient and well-ordered directions
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Amy - October 24th
We had so much fun learning to sew a shift dress. Who knew it was possible in one day! The lesson was informative and fun with an incredibly diligent and patient teacher. We each had our own stations with sewing machines and overlockers and after an engaging day of sewing and learning we left with an impressive dress that we had made ourselves (and more importantly - it fitted perfectly). My daughter wore her dress out last week! We will definitely be back for another class.
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larli - October 18th
It was a brilliant class. Craig was a fantastic teacher and made everything very simple and easy to follow whilst also being really enjoyable. I have learnt so many new sewing techniques such as sewing an invisible zip and interfacing. I would love to do more of his classes if I get the chance, and still find it amazing I was able to make a dress in a day, without ever having made a garment of clothing before!
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Age Requirement

14
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

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Who we are:

The Fashion Box was founded in 2013.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins, with a post-graduate degree in Advanced Innovative Pattern Cutting, Craig (Mr Fashion Box!) embarked on a kaleidoscope of successful ventures within the fashion industry.

He is a qualified University lecturer, graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a Distinction in Academic Practice, teaching certificate.

During his time working in the fashion industry, he has worked alongside a huge selection of fashion houses, new designers and is a mentor to many university lecturers and fashion graduates. He is also a former Collection Manager for Qasimi…

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Class Location
The Fashion Box
Seven Sisters
Unit 4
718-722 Seven Sisters Road (Entrance on Gourley Street)
N15 5NH
London
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Reviews

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Matilda - October 27th
Great teacher, clear, patient and well-ordered directions
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Amy - October 24th
We had so much fun learning to sew a shift dress. Who knew it was possible in one day! The lesson was informative and fun with an incredibly diligent and patient teacher. We each had our own stations with sewing machines and overlockers and after an engaging day of sewing and learning we left with an impressive dress that we had made ourselves (and more importantly - it fitted perfectly). My daughter wore her dress out last week! We will definitely be back for another class.
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larli - October 18th
It was a brilliant class. Craig was a fantastic teacher and made everything very simple and easy to follow whilst also being really enjoyable. I have learnt so many new sewing techniques such as sewing an invisible zip and interfacing. I would love to do more of his classes if I get the chance, and still find it amazing I was able to make a dress in a day, without ever having made a garment of clothing before!
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Rudi - September 21st
This class was brilliant, very practical, Craig is an excellent teacher, I learnt so much and such great value for money!
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Rohana - September 19th
This class was brilliant and good value for money. All material was provided, all the content was so well explained and the learning well paced- managing to accommodate complete beginners as well as those with a little more experience. It felt so great to walk out with a dress that you had made. This course has honestly given me all the tools, confidence and motivation to start sewing properly!
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Claire - September 7th
I really enjoyed this workshop! Craig was so knowledgeable, and set just the right place for the class to work through the project. He took us through everything really clearly and was always on hand to assist where required. I can't quite believe I made an actual dress!! This was my first time in a long time in making anything using a sewing machine, but it has definitely given me the confidence to go on and try new projects. Highly recommended!!!
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Shenaya - September 16th
The workshop was great! Very rewarding leaving with a finished garment and Craig was so so helpful!
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Muireann - September 11th
I loved this workshop! Being a bit rusty, the day was exactly what I needed to kickstart my sewing ambitions. The day was well organised and ran smoothly. Craig is clearly very knowledgeable and happy to answer all questions. He had lots of practical tips and was very patient with all of us! I’m going to book another to try sewing with stretch fabrics for the first time. Highly recommend!
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Jill - August 26th
I had tried making things with darts and zips myself but this workshop was amazing. Craig took us through at a steady pace - showed us how to do each step then let us do it. Gave so many useful tips and advice - was well worth the money and I came home with a dress I could wear and loads more confidence. Just deciding which course to take next.
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Dian - August 7th
Great workshop! Craig gave so many helpful tips and hints and was a great teacher! Really recommend it!
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Zoe - July 29th
Really good fun! Recommend 100%
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Gonda - July 18th
Very informative and enjoyable experience. I feel I am ready to do more classes to learn more.
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Sau Yee - July 15th
Having read mixed review I was a bit worried but turned out to be quite good and I've made a dress. I wouldn't recommend a complete beginner for this course but anymore who had some sewing lessons and knows have to thread a machince is suitable
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Emmaleigh - May 29th
located in a really nice studio, our teacher took his time to explain every step and answer any questions that came up. i would definitely recommend this class and try others from The Fashion Box again-- and my dress looks fabulous on!
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sally - May 9th
Very intense class but covered everything I needed. I had used a sewing machine before but Craig taught me not to be scared of invisible zips and sewing patterns which was invaluable. Craig, was incredibly patient and didn't lose his temper once! I would have. I think to get the most out of the class, I think it would useful to have played around with a sewing machine a few times beforehand, but there were complete beginners there too, who still managed to get a dress out, but it is a lot to retain in such a short space of time.
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annabel - January 27th
excellant day , really enjoyed it ,Annabel Stoner, 5 stars
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Avisi - January 8th
Excellent day, I recommend this class for even tentative beginners. It was very encouraging and very well taught.
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Keli - December 3rd
The class was incredible. Craig teachings was so easy to follow, I still can’t belive that I made a dress! I had only done a course before in introduction to sewing machine with fashion box and I was a bit concerned, but the course is great even for total beginners! I will definitely be coming back for more. Thank you Craig!
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Carmen - November 5th
I can't speak highly enough of this place. not only is it an affordable and fun workshop but the teachers are so good and so patient. The skills I have learned are helping me build my confidence and I am now ready to buy a sewing machine and get dress- making. I am booking my next class today.
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Kafeelat - October 6th
A really good session, learnt a lot.
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Jemma - August 16th
The class was fab! The fabric was precut and so it meant we could get on and focus on sewing the whole dress together. No time to do fitting, but now I understand the mechanics of how a dress goes together, I feel confident to have a go at home. Craig was a great tutor, highly recommended.
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sabba - February 17th
This class was not enjoyable and I don’t recommend it. The studio is cold, the teacher was short and impatient at times but he was alone with 10 beginner students. Unfortunately the dress fabric was pre cut and provided without choice. It was an awful print so I won’t be wearing it!
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Charlotte - October 11th
The worship went at a good pace and the teacher was very helpful and went over things that we needed extra support on. All materials were provided and are of a good quality however I don't like the fabric that was used and so don't think I will ever wear the dress! It's a very bold print.
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Iolanda - September 27th
Tutor was unclear and impatient. Fabric is cut before class, so no learning and our dresses did not fit. Environment wasn't friendly. I did learn, but I would not attend a class at Fashion Box again.