What you will do
Three session course
We’ve developed this course to take you from being a sewing novice to making your own useful, comfy and casual items of clothing. These gender neutral items mean anyone can begin to create their own comfortable wardrobe.
We will be starting with a loose fitted pair of trousers or shorts, these could be pyjamas or for lounging around in, or smarter trousers with an elasticated waist. You’ll learn how to measure your body, (optional buttonholes & pockets if you are more of an advanced beginner), casings, hemming and more.
Then we’ll take you through sewing stretch materials and you will tackle making a raglan sleeve sweatshirt, hoody or t-shirt, the choice is yours. You can even add pockets and your own customisation.
This course is suitable for complete beginners who have never used a sewing machine before or those who have basic knowledge but want some practical clothes making guidance or simply want to learn different skills.
You can work at your own pace, we have plenty to keep you occupied whatever your level. We know clothes making can seem like a daunting prospect at first but it's easy when you know how! It gives you the opportunity to be unique and creative with your style. It's a great way to relax and unwind, make new creative friends and you can become part of the growing Make Mee Community.
Select a class time
Sun 1 Mar, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 5 Mar, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu 12 Mar, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu 19 Mar, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu 26 Mar, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu 2 Apr, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun 3 May, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 10 May, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 26 May, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue 2 Jun, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue 9 Jun, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue 16 Jun, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue 23 Jun, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Make Mee Studio
Make Mee Studio is run by Tracey & Jaime. Two enthusiastic lifelong sewers (both sewing since they were 5 years old!) They love sharing their making skills with others, and have over 10 years of combined teaching experience working with adults and children. They offer sewing lessons, parties, alterations, makes and commissions in their Brockley, South East London based garden studio and are also available for external school and community projects.
Tracey is a very experienced seamstress who has been working in the business for over 18 years, she started as a costume assistant working for Grenada and the BBC going on to run her own bespoke label and then she began teaching 6 years ago and fell in love. She one of the most precise sewers you'll ever meet and always has a handy hint or trick up her sleeve. She loves keeping the studio neat, tidy and organised, everything has a place!
Jaime primarily studied Textile Design gaining a Masters from Chelsea College of Art. Her passion lies in sustainable fashion and textiles, she began teaching as an antidote to the endless cycle of fast fashion. Teaching people how to make and sew and fix and mend themselves can have a huge impact on how they consume and how they feel about their clothing. She is a self-taught dressmaker and loves encouraging people to make things unique, she's a magpie for anything, velvet, fluffy or sparkly and is terrible at keeping to Tracey's organised system!
If you have any questions, please contact Tracey & Jaime using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.
We have a selection of fabrics and trims in the studio which you can purchase from us. Or if you would like to bring your own you will need: If your fabric is 1.50 metres wide: Trousers S - M - 2 metres L - XL - XXL +, - 2.5metres. Shorts All Sizes - 1 metre If your fabric is 1.15 metres wide you will need: Trousers All sizes - 2.5 metres Shorts S - M - L - 1 metre XL - XXL + 1.5 metres Bring along to the first lesson washed at 30 degrees. You will also need 1.5 - 2m of fabric for your stretch item, and possibly some ribbing, but we will have time to discuss what you want to make and how much to buy in the first lesson. Drink refreshments are provided. We are located in leafy Brockley, Lewisham, in our tranquil back garden studio. Nearest stations: St Johns (5 mins) Lewisham (15 min walk) Brockley (16 min walk) Great bus links too, Stop Tyrwhitt Road. There is free parking on the street outside the venue.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.