10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This dressmaking course will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly. Or if you’ve already done a bit of dressmaking, then you can improve your techniques. I’ve been dressmaking since I was at school. I’ve also studied Bridalwear and Tailoring so I’ve learned lots of tips and tricks that give your projects a polished look. During this course, I’ll be focussing on teaching technique so your clothes won’t look ‘Homemade’, but ‘Handmade’. No-one will believe you made them yourself.
If you’ve already familiar with dressmaking techniques and commercial patterns and you’d like to learn pattern cutting, then you can do this here too.
You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have had practice making at least one or two craft projects, and have an awareness of basic seams and hems. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first.
I’ll coach you along the way in the following:
How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
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
A small class size (Maximum 4 students) ensures I’m able to give you lots of individual attention on your own choice of project.
Must be booked in advance at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-7/
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0773 939 7369
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This 8-week evening class in foundation sewing skills will not only teach you how to use a sewing machine, but also some foundation dressmaking skills.
Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners. No previous sewing experience is required.
If perhaps you’ve had a long break from sewing and would like a refresher, then this class is suitable for you too or try my Refresher Sewing Class.
What will I learn?
how to use a sewing machine
how to sew straight lines, curves and turn corners
basic seam types
how to take up hems
how to insert zips and make machined buttonholes
a mini-project to give you experience measuring and cutting fabric.
A simple pencil or A-line skirt is a good first dressmaking project once you’ve learned how to use a sewing machine. A pencil skirt has a few challenges. It will teach you the following foundation dressmaking techniques:
how to measure yourself and find the right size of pattern
understanding pattern markings, laying out and cutting fabric
how to sew darts
how to neaten raw edges
how to sew a zip
using interfacing to stabilise the fabric
how to attach a waistband
how to take up a hem
Fabrics are provided for the first 3 weeks. After that you’ll need to bring your own fabric for your tote bag, and your pattern, fabric and any other items required to make the skirt. I’ll provide a list of things you need once you’ve booked.
For enquiries, contact jen@ artisanstitch.co.uk, or 0773 939 7369. To book, go to:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
First you will learn how to work with special waxes – you will learn variety of carving and sculpting techniques. Afternoon you will learn about different options with setting the stones in the wax. After that we will start design your final piece which would then incorporate stone. At the end we prepare your pieces for casting. One of your design will be then casted in Sterling Silver.
This class is suitable for people without any previous experience with jewellery but also for jewellers who would like to learn new technique. I reccommend to attend introductory Ring Making – Wax Carving for Beginners class first, however it is not necessary.
All the material and tools will be provided.
Finalised (casted, cleaned and finished) rings will be ready to pick up (or sent) in 3 weeks.
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6 weeks – Every Wednesday Evening 6.30pm – 9pm
An ideal class for folks looking to expand their sewing skills – must have a little sewing experience i.e. can thread a machine and sew in a straight line – or have attended one of our beginner’s classes.
Spend 6 evenings in the studio and create a beautiful made-to-measure jacket, dress, skirt, trousers, waistcoat – whatever you like!
Learn how to fit zips, make button holes, fabric properties and more!