Top 10 Best Dressmaking classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Dress to impress! Learn how to make clothing with your own unique designs in dressmaking workshops led by friendly and experienced teachers. Develop sewing skills by experimenting with new patterns and styles from simple and modern sundresses to vintage designs. Explore new materials and scissors as well as fabrics such as cotton, tweed, silk and muslin with engaging dressmaking classes.

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7. Open sewing day
Are you passionate about sewing, eager to learn new skills, or simply looking for a creative outlet? Our Open Sewing Day is the perfect opportunity for you! Whether you're a seasoned sewer or just starting out, this day is all about bringing together a community of like-minded individuals to share, learn, and create. Here's what our workshop has to offer: **Beginner/Introductory Dressmaking: **Perfect for those starting from scratch, learn the basics of dressmaking and get started on your sewing journey. **Intermediate Sewing and Dressmaking: ** Enhance your skills and take your sewing projects to the next level under the guidance of experienced instructors. **Quilting: ** Discover the art of quilting and create beautiful quilted pieces. **Redesign and Alteration: ** Learn how to breathe new life into existing garments through redesign and alteration techniques. **Sustainable Wardrobe Advice/Making: **Dive into sustainable fashion practices and explore ways to create a conscious and eco-friendly wardrobe. **Pattern Drafting and Alteration, Fitting: ** Learn the skills of pattern drafting, altering patterns to fit your measurements, and achieving the perfect fit for your garments. **Pattern Collection: ** Access a wide range of over 100 women's sewing patterns and some for kids. During the day, you'll have the opportunity to try out different activities, and we can provide fabrics at a discounted price! Our teachers are highly qualified designers and dedicated sewers with over 30 years of experience. They are here to provide you with the best tips and tricks for your individual projects. To ensure a focused learning environment tailored to everyone's needs, we are limiting the camp to only 5 participants. This small group size allows for valuable one-on-one time with teachers and ensures maximum engagement and assistance. Studies have shown that smaller camp sizes result in individuals learning four times more by following their classmates' projects and learning as a group. We have a warm and friendly community ready to serve everyone's needs and provide support in our studio.
Next available date:30th June 2024
10. DIY Lingerie Making Workshop
In this workshop you will come away with: An in depth knowledge of sewing with stretch fabrics and elastics A step by step guide to sewing underwear Knowledge of how to measure yourself correctly A pattern of whatever shape knickers you choose Learn the basics of using an overlocker An insight into the day to day runnings of El Bras Guide to DIY underwear and up-cycling to use for further projects A pair (or two depending on how speedy you are!) of your own handmade knickers All materials will be provided for you on the day but if you would like to up cycle your own materials then please feel free to bring them along. Please let us know your general size ahead of the workshop to ensure we have the correct sized pattern easy to hand. A basic knowledge of sewing is required for this workshop. If you are a complete beginner I offer an introduction to sewing class for an added fee - send me an email to workout an appropriate time. This is the perfect class to come alone or with others. A hen-do or a birthday treat? Or just expanding your making skills. This is an intimate workshop with only 4 spaces so book asap to avoid disappointment! Tea, coffee and biccies will be provided :) Our studio is in Woolwich, South East London. SET, Riverside, SE18 6BU This workshop is open to people of all sizes, gender, sexualities and disabilities (the space is wheelchair accessible - please email with any specific requirements). Closest station Woolwich Elizabeth Line or Woolwich Arsenal DLR/ Overground. There are spots to pick up lunch nearby. We also have a microwave and kettle if you'd like to bring your own. Refunds are not possible for this workshop but if you cannot make it last minute we can offer store credit.
Book this class as a private group!
from £100

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