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Learn to Sew: Make A Skirt

5(13 reviews)
In this 6 week course we'll make a bespoke skirt while learning essential dressmaking techniques you'll use time and time again.
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
In-person
£200 pp
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Make a skirt that suits your style and body type in this choose -your - own - adventure style sewing course delivered in our studio in South London.

We’ll cover many different dressmaking techniques to create a finished and wearable item.

Who’s it for?

This course is for absolute beginners who have never used a sewing machine before or those who have basic knowledge but want some practical dressmaking guidance.

Through this sewing course, you’ll learn that there's never just one way to do things in dressmaking (and you don't always have to stick to the rules…

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Things to remember

You’ll need:

  • 1.5 - 2m of medium weight woven fabric (eg cotton, linen, medium weight denim, cord etc). The fabric must be washed before you use it. A normal 30-degree wash is perfect.

  • An 8 inch invisible zip the same colour of your fabric, you will need this…

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FAQs
What happens if I need to miss a week?
To get the most out of the class we recommend that you attend every week however we understand that things crop up. We offer 1 catch up session during our Sewcial class which runs on a Tuesday morning or a Thursday evening fortnightly.
Is there parking?
All the roads around the library are free to park on.
How big are the class sizes?
We like to keep our classes small so that everyone has enough teacher time. We generally have a maximum of 8. If there are more people wanting to join the class then we will have 2 teachers to make sure everyone still has enough teacher time.
Do you have all the equipment that I need?
Yes, we have everything that you need but feel free to bring in your own machine and equipment.
Latest Reviews
5(13 reviews)
undefined - 27 March 2024
This course was so much fun, and so friendly. I found the fabulous Kate to be a wonderful teacher: so precise, helpful and encouraging. I have gone from hapless novice to confident sewer within a few short weeks. I would highly recommend Make Mee courses to anyone who wants to start sewing lovely things for themselves.
Renee O'Drobinak - 29 March 2023
Really enjoyed the course - it was a very relaxed and friendly vibe throughout. Our instructor, Kate, was knowledgeable and lovely.
Chloe Kazantzis - 23 March 2023
I've found the tutor Kate on beginners dressmaking how to make a skirt to be so lovely and helpful. Emailing with Tracey has been easy to get in touch and ask questions, let them know if I am unable to make a session. I can thoroughly recommend and really enjoying my class, it's fast paced but they also take steps slowly
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Booking Options
2hrs course1 class
£200
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Make Mee Studio CIC is a sewing social enterprise based in Lewisham. At Make Mee Studio we aim to mend our relationship with clothing by empowering children & adults with sewing and craft skills. Saving the planet one stitch at a time.

These are the core values that run through everything we do at Make Mee Studio:

ACCESSIBILITY The barriers to receive the skills that Make Mee Studio shares should be minimal. INCLUSIVITY Make Mee Studio believe that sewing & crafts are for everyone & endeavour to cater for every individual's needs. EMPOWERMENT To be creative is to be powerful. Creativity opens…

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Class Location
Crofton Park Community Library
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
375 Brockley Road,
Brockley
SE4 2AG
London

Reviews

undefined - 27 March 2024
This course was so much fun, and so friendly. I found the fabulous Kate to be a wonderful teacher: so precise, helpful and encouraging. I have gone from hapless novice to confident sewer within a few short weeks. I would highly recommend Make Mee courses to anyone who wants to start sewing lovely things for themselves.
Renee O'Drobinak - 29 March 2023
Really enjoyed the course - it was a very relaxed and friendly vibe throughout. Our instructor, Kate, was knowledgeable and lovely.
Chloe Kazantzis - 23 March 2023
I've found the tutor Kate on beginners dressmaking how to make a skirt to be so lovely and helpful. Emailing with Tracey has been easy to get in touch and ask questions, let them know if I am unable to make a session. I can thoroughly recommend and really enjoying my class, it's fast paced but they also take steps slowly
Kim Samuel - 16 July 2022
So much fun, great set by step instruction, friendly environment, would highly recommend!
Kate Munro - 12 January 2022
Excellent class - sewing explained in a very accessible way for a beginner.
Anonymous - 16 October 2021
Thank you so much! I had a great time and would highly recommend this course.
Amie - 25 February 2020
I really enjoyed this class! Tracey and Jaime are both so welcoming and friendly and were helpful in answering questions I had before starting the class. My sessions were with Jaime, who is an excellent teacher! She was very patient and helped us every step of the way. This class is perfect for beginners and very practical so you learn by doing, plus there are handouts for you to refer back to. I would recommend to anyone!
Mia - 20 December 2018
Learning some dressmaking & sewing basics in Tracey's garden studio was one of the best things I did in 2018 - the atmosphere was lovely, teaching was great, I walked away with a lovely skirt and both a thirst & the confidence to dive into more (beginner level) projects. Would really recommend this!
Sigi Carson - 11 December 2018
My daughter Lotte loves going to her sewing class on Wednesdays and has received loads of compliments for the trousers she made there. Jamie, the teacher, is great with the kids and has taught her a lot in a short time. We're so glad we found Make Mee.
Victoria John - 10 December 2018
Tracey and Jamie are the best teachers - super patient, friendly and brilliant at making all the tasks easy to understand and super fun. I cannot speak highly enough of these lovely ladies. The studio is so welcoming and I love going back to learn more. 3 workshops ( 2 different skirt workshops and zip pouches) so far and more to come! If you want to learn about sewing whether you’re a beginner or an improver, this is the place to go! You won’t regret it.
Florence - 20 November 2018
I had a fantastic time learning to alter some of my unloved clothes. I was able to take in a pair of trousers, alter the sleeves of a blouse and make a long cardigan into a cropped cardigan with elastic in the bottom to add shape. I feel that I learnt so many skills in such a short amount of time! The teachers were so friendly and helpful that I had a brilliant time. I feel so happy that I now have three new items to wear regularly that were just sitting at the back of my wardrobe. Thank you!
Mayuri - 9 July 2018
I really enjoyed Tracie and Jamie's beginners dressmaking course, they were both full of knowledge and were happy to adjust the patter of the skirt to include extra things like pockets and pleats!
Margaret - 2 June 2018
A really great course with excellent teacher. Very laid back, friendly atmosphere, everything explained step by step as you go along, taking time to make sure everyone follows. Went away feeling like I had really learnt how to use a sewing machine and was very proud of my skirt.