Intro to Dressmaking - 4 week course

This intro to dressmaking course run by Artisan Stitch will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly and improve your existing sewing techniques.

Intro to Dressmaking - 4 week course

About Intro to Dressmaking - 4 week course

Thursdays - 24/06/2021 to 15/07/2021
2pm - 4pm

This intro to dressmaking course will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly and improve your existing sewing techniques.

Learn how to understand commercial paper patterns and how to find your best size. My pattern suggestion is an easy 'A-line' skirt. This is a good first project that will teach you how to use a commercial paper pattern, how to sew darts, add a zip, and a waistband. It's achievable within the 4 weeks of the course.

Who is this aimed at?

You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have an awareness of basic seams and hems and have had practice making at least one or two craft projects. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first to learn foundation sewing skills.

What will I learn?

I’ll coach you along the way in the following:

How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability (I'll suggest suitable options for you)
Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish
You will learn dressmaking techniques that you can then apply to other patterns

A small class size ensures I'm able to give you lots of individual attention. Students work on their own choice of project, and I tailor your tuition accordingly.

You’ll need to bring your own pattern, fabric, matching thread, plus any interfacing, zips/buttons etc which are required to complete your project.

Please bring a basic sewing kit of fabric shears, paper scissors, small sharp embroidery scissors for trimming, tape measure (marked in cm), chalk pencils/fabric marking pens and pins.

Sewing machines are available in the studio if you need one.

Artisan Stitch holds a Certificate of Excellence, was rated best sewing classes Edinburgh 2019, and won the UK enterprise award for Best sewing classes 2020, and is also recommended for sewing tuition by Queen Margaret University to their Home Economics students.

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