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About our Dressmaking & Sewing courses

From creating a DIY wardrobe to home furnishings, our dressmaking and sewing classes have everything for the beginner to experienced sewer. We hold all of our courses in workshop style classes, so you can make what you want under the guidance of a professional.

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Corset Making

Create what is arguably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion, the corset. Learn about the history of the corset as you are lead through the basic steps in corset making, including; taking measurements, pattern alteration, fitting and finishing of your individually tailored corset. Eyelets will be inserted in the final two sessions, your course fee all eyelets for your corset. Materials Please bring the following to the first lesson (where you will choose from a... [More]
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Fabric Cushions

Decorator cushions are the instant makeover of interior decorating. If you’ve been too scared to go near a sewing machine or need to reacquaint yourself with one, this course will ease you into it, and with it you will take home your very own cushion cover. Update your room, save your wallet and satisfy your inner craft geek by gaining skills to design and make your own quality decorator cushions, complete with piping and zipper, in the fabric of your choice. If time premits you... [More]

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Dress in a Day

On trend and comfortable, shift dresses are an easy to make wardrobe staple. Make a simple sleeveless shift or trapeze dress in a day in a fabric of your choice. Along the way you will learn how to measure yourself, trace your pattern, make simple changes to the pattern, prepare and cut fabric, use interfacing, finish edges using an overlocker, assemble and more. Materials Sewing Machine (optional) - it is preferable to learn on your own machine. College machines are available to... [More]

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Sewing Machine Skills

Get the most efficient use out of your sewing machine in this one day workshop. Starting with the basics of sewing a straight line you will progress to make a simple bodice top, which includes straight seams, darts, inserting a zipper, sleeves and facing to finish the work. Bring your sewing machine, calico fabric and a few simple notions - by the end of the day you will have made a simple bodice top with a sleeve, centre back zipper and neck facing, which will give you the... [More]

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Make Your Own Pants

Perfectly fitting pants are very hard to find. Use your own measurements to make fitted pants you will love to wear and gain dressmaking skills you can apply to future projects. In your the first session, you will cut out your pattern and make a toile: a mock up made with calico or cheap cotton. The toile is where you can make all your mistakes and mark those adjustments on your pattern to ensure a personalised fit to the final product. In the following sessions, you will make up... [More]

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Sewing Workshop

A hands-on sewing course to help you make cutting edge adults' or children garments. Work at your own speed and ability to produce a garment using a commercial pattern. Learn how to read and understand patterns and sewing instruction sheets, tips and tricks for good garmet construction and fitting, gain or improve your cutting and sewing techniques (including straight, zig zag and stretch stiches) and have fun as you experiment with fabric layout and design. You just need... [More]

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Stretch Sewing

Get the most out of your overlocker as you learn how easy it is to make t-shirts, yoga pants and more. Learn how to adjust for tension and tricks of the trade to make stretch sewing easy and enjoyable. Materials Overlocker Machine (optional) - it is preferable to learn on your own machine. College machines are available to use; however, you will need to share with other students. manual for your overlocker machine (optional -see above) Other materials to to be determined. Please... [More]

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