Make a Skirt in a Day

    Learn how to make a skirt in just one day in this productive and fun Nest workshop.

    Sewing workshop

    7 hour workshop

    All levels welcome

    Nest Knitting, N8

    What you'll learn

    Ever wanted to own that perfect skirt, with the size and design that you ideally wanted? Well, join this fantastically productive and inspiring Nest workshop and you will learn how to make your own handcrafted skirt in just one day!

    In this class

    This course will show students how to make a perfectly fitted, straight or a line skirt. In this day long course, students will be taught how to take their own measurements to make their skirt pattern. Taking this block, students will then make a calico toile to fit.

    After a lunch break (please bring a packed lunch with you to the course), you will spend the afternoon creating your dress in your own fabric, and watch your dreams come to life!

    This course is designed for students with some previous experience in dressmaking, as the skirt will have to be completed in one day.

    You will need to come equipped with 1.5-2m of pre washed fabric (depending on fabric width and skirt length - we can advise), lining if required and a 7" zip. All other materials are provided by Nest.

    Now you can

    • Show off your handcrafted skirt to friends and family
    • Start making more of your own clothes, and even make beautiful and personal gifts for friends
    • Teach others what you now know!


    You will be bale to walk away with your own handmade skirt!

    Did you know?

    Cotton is the most used fabric by designers across the world and has even been used for such purposes since 3000BC.

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    Class location

    Nest Knitting, Crouch End

    102 Weston Park

    N8 9PP


    About your host, Nest Knitting

    Genevieve West took over as the owner of Nest in January 2015, and has since made it her mission to inspire a sense of creativity in others through her workshops. Gen has been sewing and knitting since the age of eight, and throughout her extensive and impressive career, has always incorporated this creative license into her work, whatever it may be.

    Something that Gen is staunchly passionate about is passing on her love of art and creative flair to younger generations. She has now been able to combine her love of sewing, crochet, knitting and teaching and is delighted to have been able to buy the shop where she was once herself a regular customer.

    At Nest, students are provided with a range of wonderful and hands on courses in knitting, felting, crocheting and sewing in their fabulous shop in North London. With a strong emphasis on the beauty and of handmade items, Nest pass on a love of all things handcrafted through their sociable and affable workshops. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned pro, you will be warmly welcome to any of Nest’s numerous and diverse courses, where you will be able to hone in your skills and further your craft under the Nest team's expert guidance.

    Anyone over the age of seven is welcomed into Nest’s beautifully lit workshop to take part in one of the many courses on offer. Choose between a mixture of five-week courses and one off workshops, as you discover your genius with Nest!

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    Flexible cancellation policy

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