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Workshop - Overcome Your Fears & Make Your Own Clothes
Workshop - Overcome Your Fears & Make Your Own Clothes
Workshop - Overcome Your Fears & Make Your Own Clothes
Workshop - Overcome Your Fears & Make Your Own Clothes

Workshop - Overcome Your Fears & Make Your Own Clothes

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15 hour course split into six workshops

Suitable for beginner dressmakers.


Daytime Course: Tuesday 25th February and 3rd,10th,17th,24th, 31st March

Daytime Course: Thursday 23rd, 30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st May and 4th June

Time: 9.45am - 12.15pm

Have you dreamt of making clothes for yourself or a loved one but always been put off by the complexity of a pattern and the techniques required? If so, this course is for you. Designed for beginners, this course helps you overcome your fears and gives you the sewing confidence and knowledge you need to make clothes such as skirts, shift dresses, cotton tops and pyjamas using commercial patterns. 

In 6 x 2.5 hour sessions, Suzie will help you learn how to:

  • Correctly take measurements
  • Read and interpret patterns 
  • Understand common symbols and dressmaking terminology
  • Put shape into a garment
  • Make simple pattern alterations to get a better fit.
  • Sew beautiful seams
  • Not stretch your fabric when sewing
  • Choose and sew the correct fastening
  • Add stability to your garment and fabric  
  • Achieve a professional finish.

At the end of the 6 weeks you will have a range of calico samples and maybe even a finished garment but; the focus isn’t on the garments themselves but giving you the knowledge and confidence required for your next project.

To attend this workshop you must be able to use a sewing machine independently (i.e. thread a machine and sew with some accuracy). If you are a complete beginner you should attend Make Friends With The Sewing Machine before this workshop..

The course is held at Suzie’s Home Sewing Studio; a calm, clean environment in which to learn where tea, coffee and biscuits are constantly on tap and, Holly, my gorgeous West Highland Terrier will be there to say hello (I can shut her away if needed).

Price £160 - Includes use of Sewing machine and all materials.

Please note: Due to the nature of the workshops and the limited availability of places if you wish to cancel a workshop you must cancel 14 days in advance of the Workshop in order to get a refund. Please note a card processing charge fee will be withheld. If fewer than 3 people book on this workshop it may be cancelled. If this happens you will be offered a full refund or a place on the next available workshop.