Skirt for Beginners

This course is good for people who would like to try dressmaking but don't want to take on a big project. This is a perfect introduction to dressmaking. 

On the first lesson you will learn:

  • How to thread a sewing machine.

  • The importance of choosing the right thread and needle.

  • How to fill a spool.

  • How to create seams and turn corners.

  • To complete a simple cushion cover with a zip fastening. 


After following the basics and getting to grips with sewing in a straight line, you will use your new found skills to make a simple cushion. A great start before you will attempt more ambitious sewing projects!

During the next two lessons you will learn how to:

  • Cut your fabric correctly. 

  • Construct your skirt.

  • Sew in a zip.

  • Complete a waistband and hem. 

  • Use a over-locking machine to give a professional finish.


We also offer a bespoke skirt pattern making service from an extra £5. Measurements must be taken or supplied before the lesson. 

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 3 sessions to complete. (These extra sessions are not included in the course price and will need to be booked separately.)

Course length: 9 hours.
Cost of materials are not included.
All materials including fabric, zip and button must be ready for second lesson. All advice on materials will be given in the first lesson.

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