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Sewing Techniques - Part II


Introduction to Dressmaking





Understanding course levels

Level key:

Level 1 – no sewing experience necessary or in need of refreshering

Level 2 – having basic sewing experience (for example, have experience of sewing a skirt)

Level 3 –Intermediate sewing skills (for example, have experience of sewing a basic dress or blouse)

Level 4 – Advanced sewing skills (for example, having experience of sewing a pair of trousers)

Level 5 – experienced achieving professional looking garments and achieving a perfect fit


Sewing Techniques - Part I


3 hour workshop


To enrol on this course you must be able to use a sewing machine and be familiar with seam construction and have some practice in sewing in a straight line. If you do not have these skills, please complete the sewing machine basics workshop before applying for this course.

This workshop aims to develop your sewing skills using a variety of techniques used to construct most garments.  This is a practical course in which you will learn how to:

        sew piped seams

        sew gathers

        shir fabric

        Insert a concealed zip

        Insert a lapped zip

        Make buttonholes

        Finish hems and edges

You will take home samples of the above for reference.

Things you will need:  Shears/fabric scissors, tape measure, small sharp pointed scissors, pins, tailors chalk and a seam ripper. Don't worry if you haven't got everything on the list, we may be able to provide some.




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The above is only a guide as to class availability and may not be up to date. For live information, please click here.

All courses take place at Unit K103, The Biscuit Factory, Tower Bridge Business Complex, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG. The nearest tube station is Bermondsey on the Jubilee line.

Booking Terms:

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.


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