Events - 9 Mar 19

Dressmaking Course

Dressmaking Course

Wednesday 9 January - Wednesday 27 March
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

Course arrangements
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:

Contact: or 0773 939 7369

Learn to Knit Socks

Learn to Knit Socks

Saturday 9 March
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Skills required: You should be able to knit and purl with confidence and have an understanding of increases and decreases.

This is a 4 hour class with a 30 minute break for lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided but you might like to bring a packed lunch. There is a cute cafe opposite the building as well.

You will learn how to:
* Work a short row toe or an ‘easy’ toe using double pointed needles.
* Work in the round using 5 double pointed needles.
* Work a short row heel.
* Cast off the cuff using a selection of stretchy techniques.

We will aim to complete a ‘mini’ sock during the class to enable you to try all the techniques.

Notes will be provided

Materials required:
* Set of 5 double pointed 3mm needles
* 4ply sock yarn
* 3mm crochet hook (for the crochet chain used in toe cast on)

Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Booking available on the website: