What you will do
Four session course
This 4 week course will take you from complete novice to cofident dressmaker! The first week includes our Get to know your machine at our 'Beginners Workshop' - A complete introduction to sewing on a machine. We will cover threading, overview of stitches, seams, hemming and loads of useful tips. You will make a reusable shopping bag during this session - fabric will be provided for this.
During Week 2 you will learn all about using and altering commercial patterns to fit your own body shape and cutting fabric.
The skirt will be sewn over the next 2 sessions where you will become confident in a variety of dressmaking skills including inserting zips, fitting, hemming and attaching a waistband.
Material will be need to be purchased separately but will be discussed during the first session.
Select a class time
Tue 14 Jan, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tue 21 Jan, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tue 28 Jan, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Wed 11 Mar, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wed 18 Mar, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wed 25 Mar, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sat 2 May, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sat 9 May, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sat 16 May, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue 16 Jun, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tue 23 Jun, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tue 30 Jun, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Craft My Day LTD
Rachel - Owner and Founder of 'Craft My Day'
Since completing her degree in ‘Costume and Technical effects for the performing arts’ at London College of Fashion in 2001, Rachel worked freelance in the film and events industries for many years before taking a break to be at home with her three children whilst they were small.
She began teaching at a private sewing studio, alongside freelance work and grew to love the rewarding nature of teaching.
'I can never seem to get enough of learning new skills, which I love to share…'
In 2016 Rachel decided to start up her own Craft studio and began to work with other local artists to create a unique space for people to come and learn a variety of crafts in a fun and relaxed setting. Her passion for textiles and design began during school when she found her own teacher a real inspiration. 'She developed my creativity but also gave me confidence for life. I aspire to recreate that experience, and inspire others to start their own creative journeys.' Rachel qualified as Powertex trainer in 2016 and is also really excited to share this fantastic product.
Rachel believes that all people are creative and with a bit of patience and encouragement can be taught ways to express that innate ability and get a real sense of satisfaction and enjoyment.
If you have any questions, please contact me using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.”
Refreshments will be provided. Materials will be provided for first session and we will discuss fabric requirements for the second week. All equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own machine if you wish.
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.