Intro to Dressmaking

Intro to Dressmaking

Tuesday 17 November, 2020 - Tuesday 15 December, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: Adult Beginners (must have basic sewing machine experience)

Price: £120

Intro to dressmaking

This  intro to dressmaking course will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly.

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.

You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have an awareness of basic seams and hems and have had practice making at least one or two craft projects. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first.

What will I learn? I’ll coach you 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

Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh 2019.  They have recently won a UK Enterprise award for Best sewing classes 2020.

Taught by a lifelong sewist with over 40 years experience across dressmaking, tailoring and bridal wear and over 20 years in a teaching & training role.

Intro to Dressmaking Course arrangements

A small class size (Maximum 4 students) ensures I’m able to give you lots of individual attention. Students work on their own choice of project, and I tailor your tuition accordingly.

You’ll need to bring your own pattern, fabric, matching thread, plus any interfacing, zips/buttons etc which are required to complete your project. You’ll possibly also need calico for making mock-up of the pattern to check the fit, and pattern-making paper. Please bring a basic sewing kit of fabric shears, paper scissors, small sharp embroidery scissors for trimming, tape measure (marked in cm), chalk pencils/fabric marking pens  and pins.

Sewing machines are available in the studio if you need one.

Must be pre-booked here

Enquiries to


Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House, 151 London Road
Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road


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