5 week Beginner 

This course is designed for total beginners or those who have not done any sewing for years and would like to return. 

Over a 5 week period all learners will refresh their existing skills as well as learn new techniques and have a lot of practise with professional advice and help at hand.

Students will complete up to three projects.
One from each section:

  • To make a simple cushion cover with a zip.

  • To make a simple bag.

  • To create a cushion with decorative details such as piping, appliqué, draping or frills.

  • To make a different bag with a more complicated design. (There are several to choose from)

  • Have an introduction to dressmaking where the final project is to make a skirt. (Bespoke pattern making service is available)


Bespoke pattern making service includes the creation of a skirt pattern to your measurements for a perfect fit. Pattern costs start from £5.

We recommend taking advantage of this as commercial patterns are produced using standard measurements. These take a long time to adjust and the extra time taken will result in your project taking longer than 5 sessions to complete. (These extra sessions are not included in the course price and will need to be booked separately.)

These projects will be demonstrated on a step by step basis so you can work at your own pace. You will be able to choose which projects you would want to try. 
This course is a good foundation to provide students with the key skills and techniques to go onto more complex sewing, dressmaking and tailoring projects.

Length: 15 hours over 5 weeks.
Cost of materials are not included.

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