Couchman Bespoke crafts classes in London
Couchman Bespoke crafts classes in London

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Couchman Bespoke

10 reviews
10 reviews

Clothing shouldn't cost the earth which is why Couchman Bespoke is dedicated to reduce the environmental and human impact from the clothing industry. By creating zero waste through pattern cutting, natural dyeing and sourcing the most sustainable cloth and haberdashery we aim to have very little negative impact against the planet and local people. Resulting in luxury British tailoring that is stylish and ethically made. Claire has 10+ years of design, making and retail experience since leaving Brighton University.

From sewing for the first time, cutting a pattern to making a garment from scratch. All that you require is ready for you to learn within a pleasant environment and with a patient tutor. Pick the class you would like to work within and speak with us about your abilities. You are welcome to bring along cloth you have at home; it is better to use cloth rather than to store it and miss out on the time spent wearing it. Otherwise we do provide all that you need from sustainably sourced cloth to a vegetarian mezze lunch and all the equipment you may need. Make your own classes are for the more adventurous machinist who would like to try something new, and for someone who can sew by machine. Choose to make a shirt, trousers, dress, a jacket or copy a garment you love and already own.

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Janet
3 Oct
Informative , relaxed and friendly . Would thoroughly recommend this one to one class .
Amanda
4 May
Fantastic teacher! I’m a real novice with a sewing machine and have come away having mastered: straight line, curved line, french seam, how to change foot and do a button hole, tips on threading and bobbin, and tips on zips. Very good can’t recommend enough! Now I want to visit the Canning Town Centre and make something when quarantine is totally over !!
Claire
19 Aug
Claire was very friendly and knowledgeable, and a great teacher. I enjoyed our one-to-one pattern drafting session - I made a basic block and have a better understanding of the processes involves in pattern drafting.
Amina
18 Dec
Claire was very knowledgeable and answered any queries I had. She was very responsive to messages prior to the class and was helpful. I think these sessions will be more suited to someone who has some knowledge of pattern making, as I had to ask several questions to understand what we were doing a d to visualise it. The session has definitely piqued my interest to learn further.

Reviews

Janet
3 Oct
Informative , relaxed and friendly . Would thoroughly recommend this one to one class .
Amanda
4 May
Fantastic teacher! I’m a real novice with a sewing machine and have come away having mastered: straight line, curved line, french seam, how to change foot and do a button hole, tips on threading and bobbin, and tips on zips. Very good can’t recommend enough! Now I want to visit the Canning Town Centre and make something when quarantine is totally over !!
Claire
19 Aug
Claire was very friendly and knowledgeable, and a great teacher. I enjoyed our one-to-one pattern drafting session - I made a basic block and have a better understanding of the processes involves in pattern drafting.
Amina
18 Dec
Claire was very knowledgeable and answered any queries I had. She was very responsive to messages prior to the class and was helpful. I think these sessions will be more suited to someone who has some knowledge of pattern making, as I had to ask several questions to understand what we were doing a d to visualise it. The session has definitely piqued my interest to learn further.
Sarah
25 Feb
A great session, I came away feeling very confident to use my newfound knowledge!
Yvonne
13 Jun
Claire is a brilliant teacher, this was my second lesson with her and she exceeded my expectations again! She patiently took me through step-by-step (online learning is not a barrier!), and answered all my questions. Now I have my own fit block and the confidence to make my own patterns fit me. Looking forward to seeing what she offers next!
Yvonne
23 May
Claire is a wonderful teacher - took me through all the basics with my brand-new sewing machine as I am a brand-new sewer! From setting up my thread and bobbin, finding out what all the buttons mean, and then sewing straight and curved lines and putting in seams, she put my on the right track. I’ve since sewn some bunting and a face mask, and looking forward to starting a Tilly and the Buttons pattern!
Shona
24 May
Knowledgeable teacher, really helpful and interesting class. Will be back for more!
Nicola
24 Sep
If like me, you have absolutely no clue what to do with a sewing machine, but fancy yourself as a budding designer or a contestant on the great British sewing bee; this is the class for you. I loved it. Claire is fabulous! Such a great teacher! Thorough and so encouraging. I learned everything I needed to start sewing with lots more confidence than I started with. I can’t recommend Claire highly enough.
Marta
8 Feb
I really enjoyed my session with Claire. The 1-2-1 approach is perfect for me as I had very specific needs and questions. I walked away with loads more knowledge and skills. Claire was also very flexible as I needed to rearrange the class and she had no issue doing that for me even though Obby said it was not possible ( something to consider improving on there Obby? ). Thank you Claire!

Couchman Bespoke's Upcoming Classes

Learn to Pattern Make
4.3
(3) - Canning Town
£62pp · 2.5 hour class
Learn to Sew
Canning Town
£36pp · 1.5 hour class
Copy your Favourite Garment
5
(1) - Canning Town
from £40pp · 2 hour workshop
Learn to Make a Bespoke Fit Block
5
(1) - Live Online + Kit Included
from £50pp · 2.5 hour class
Learn to Sew with a Machine
5
(5) - Live Online
from £30pp · 1.5 hour class
Art of Alteration
Live Online
from £40pp · 2 hour class
Copy a Garment
Live Online
from £40pp · 2 hour class
Make your own Garment
Live Online
£300pp · Five session course
Make Your Own Garment
Canning Town
£62pp · 2.5 hour class

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