Beginners Sewing and Dressmaking Course

Fast-track your journey into dressmaking with this 8-week course and learn how to use a sewing machine, and lots of foundation sewing techniques.

Beginners Sewing and Dressmaking Course

About Beginners Sewing and Dressmaking Course

Fast-track your journey into dressmaking.

This 8-week evening course will teach you how to use a sewing machine, and lots of foundation sewing techniques. There'll be a small project to make to give you practice at measuring, cutting and sewing fabric.

Then the remaining time will give you an introduction to dressmaking and you'll be able to make a skirt.

What's covered in the course:

how to use a sewing machine
how to sew straight lines, curves and turn corners
basic seam types
how to take up hems
how to insert zips and make machined buttonholes
a mini-project to give you experience measuring and cutting fabric.

A simple pencil or A-line skirt is a good first dressmaking project once you’ve learned how to use a sewing machine. A pencil skirt has a few challenges. It will teach you the following foundation dressmaking techniques:

how to measure yourself and find the right size of pattern
understanding pattern markings, laying out and cutting fabric
how to sew darts
sewing seams
how to neaten raw edges
how to sew a zip
using interfacing to stabilise the fabric
how to attach a waistband
how to take up a hem

Taught by a lifelong sewist and degree-trained textile designer. Jen Skedd has been sewing for over 40 years and will share her tips and tricks learned over that time to give you a headstart.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Beginners Sewing and Dressmaking Course are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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