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Copy Your Favourite Clothes

4.9(20 reviews)
Take your sewing skills to the next level by learning how to draft a pattern from an existing garment
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
In-person
£50 pp
3hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

We all have that item of clothing. It could be the one that gets you compliments every time you wear it, or the one that makes you feel effortlessly like yourself. It may even be the comfiest item in your wardrobe!

In this class, you’ll create a paper pattern based on an existing garment to stitch up in multiple colours or with different materials. Through this, you’ll get to grips with some basic skills to then apply to other items in your closet. The possibilities are endless!

We won’t be doing any sewing in this class. If…

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FAQs
Do you sew the garment in this class?
No, this class is designed to show you how to draft patterns from your existing clothes without damaging the garment. If you'd like help sewing the garment then we recommend our Sewing Surgery.
Do you have all the equipment that I need?
Yes, we have everything that you will need to copy your favorite item. You just need to bring in the garments.
Is this class online?
No, all our classes are in person in our studio in part of Crofton Park Library, SE4 2AG.
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.
I'm not sure what type of garment to bring in?
We recommend bringing 3-4 options for the garment that you would like to copy. Our experienced teachers will help you select the right item depending on your sewing ability. Stretch items or more structured woven garments are a good starting point for copying. Flimsy, silk or chiffon fabrics can be trickier to work with.
How many items will I get copied?
It all depends on your level and the complexity of the garments selected. We work 1-2-1 so some students may leave with one completed pattern while others may manage to finish more.
Latest Reviews
4.9(20 reviews)
undefined - 23 March 2024
I love the MakeMeeStudio. I have done two course recently and found them both interesting and helpful.
Chiara Puntil - 13 February 2024
After taking the excellent Casual Basics class, I found this class super useful, as it really helped me visualise how clothes are put together! Jamie was extremely patient and cheerful, and very encouraging too :)
Sarah-Joy Lewis - 13 February 2024
Really interesting way to learn key skills for copying clothes. As always very friendly and knowledgeable teachers on hand. Now just to try and sew my pattern!
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Booking Options
3hrs class1 class
£50
Private BookingFor groups of 1 to 4 guests
£90
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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 - 23 March 2024
I love the MakeMeeStudio. I have done two course recently and found them both interesting and helpful.
Chiara Puntil - 13 February 2024
After taking the excellent Casual Basics class, I found this class super useful, as it really helped me visualise how clothes are put together! Jamie was extremely patient and cheerful, and very encouraging too :)
Sarah-Joy Lewis - 13 February 2024
Really interesting way to learn key skills for copying clothes. As always very friendly and knowledgeable teachers on hand. Now just to try and sew my pattern!
Lesley Rahamim - 27 October 2023
Thank you for a really useful session on making a pattern to copy one of my favourite dresses. The method of teaching made the activity easy to follow and the personal attention was invaluable . I learned so much. Thank you.
Diane Cuny - 15 August 2023
Jamie and Kate were very knowledgeable and helpful and I felt like I would be able to copy a variety of clothes going forward as they explained the technique really well and took the ti to answer any question I had. I was able to understand how to copy 3 types of garments so very pleased with this workshop and highly recommend!
Jenny Pengilly - 15 August 2023
Absolutely loved this class! Lovely friendly, relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Jaime is really knowledgable and attentive. I learnt loads and left with a whole handmade outfit! Will be signing up for more classes.
Bronwen Harrison - 12 July 2023
Super helpful. Money well spent!!
Carol Easton - 11 July 2023
Very knowledgeable have never done this before so the proof will be in the garment making..thank you very much
Sharon. A Townsend-Thompson - 17 January 2023
I enjoyed learning a new technique I can bring to sewing my own clothes.
A-M Patton - 21 March 2022
Really welcoming and informative workshop. Josh & Amelia where on hand throughout and able to help everyone individually as well as lead the group as a whole. I left with patterns for two garmets which I can't wait to make at home. Brilliant.
Claire Russell - 20 March 2022
A great class with very helpful tutors. Everyone was able to have individual attention for their projects.
Elizabeth Hampson - 13 March 2022
Great class - knowledgeable and friendly tutors and I left feeling really confident I could do it again by myself!
Liberty - 13 March 2022
Friendly, expert advice.
Helena - 3 September 2021
This class was enjoyable and instructive; it was really interesting to analyse the construction of a garment with help from the skilled tutors, and to learn how to make a pattern so I can recreate my own version.
Jan Skeates - 3 August 2021
Great class! Thanks for explaining everything so well. Looking forward to making my first pair of trousers x
Kim Knappett - 28 July 2021
I had only ever taken clothes apart to make a pattern and found the course extremely helpful as to how to keep a garment and still copy it. Jaime gave us lots of tips and hints and worked with everyone to help them develop at their own pace. She also gave guidance on fabrics, fixings and the plan for making the garment as well as making the pattern. An excellent session .
Laura - 9 February 2020
We had a lovely day with Jamie, who was patient, positive and very knowledgeable! The venue was bright and comfortable and we are going back for more classes!
Jo Clemens - 23 January 2020
I have not done any sewing for a few years - well decades! - and wanted to make a pattern from one of my favourite tops - so decided to look for a class. I was recommended Make Mee studios and I have now been to the 'copy your clothes' class, and several sewing surgeries on Thursday lunchtimes. I have enjoyed myself so much and learnt a great deal from Jaime and Tracey! I have met other sewers too - and had great cake! And made myself a fabulous new top! I highly recommend them
Paula Hunter - 30 September 2019
How to map a pattern from a garment / tips And tricks on “how to” / advice and pointing out the obvious! / all equipment provided / friendly and inclusive
Ann - 13 April 2019
Very useful session. Useful tips and the group was small so we each got a lot of help with our own projects.