Introduction to Dressmaking
Intensive one day Saturday or 2 evening workshop
This intensive workshop briefly
covers sewing machine basics, pattern cutting,
sewing techniques and dressmaking. This workshop
is suitable for absolute beginners and no sewing
skills are necessary. It is a good foundation
for further study on one of our other courses.
You will be taught how to use a sewing machine,
draft a skirt pattern and then construct the skirt
toile to check for fit.
This course will teach you
Set up a sewing machine
Recognise the different parts
of the machine
Choose and insert the correct
Thread the machine
Wind the bobbin and set it in
and finish seams
Insert a zip
Draft a simple tailored skirt
Things to bring: Shears/fabric
scissors, tape measure, box of pins (not the ones
on the round disc), fine pencil, rubber, calculator,
tracing wheel, paper scissors and a seam ripper.
The above is only a guide
as to class availability and may not be up to
date. For live information and to find out how
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All courses take place at Unit
K103, The Biscuit Factory, Tower Bridge Business
Complex, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG unless
otherwise stated. The nearest tube station is
Bermondsey on the Jubilee line.
All bookings must be paid for
in full at time of booking. If you do not
wish to pay online, then you may do so by sending
a cheque. Your place will not be confirmed
until the cheque has been received and payment
cleared. Please contact us should you wish
to pay by this method.
All fees are non-refundable
in the event that you are unable to attend.
You may however be transferred onto another course
or to the same course on a different date (subject
to places being available).
Classes are limited to 10 students
and at least 3 students are needed to make a class.
In the event of under-subscription, classes may
be cancelled or postponed. We will give
you as much notice as possible should this happen
and you will be able to transfer to another
course or a receive full refund. We will
not be held liable for any out-of-pocket expenses
incurred as a result.