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Making Clothes for Beginners: Weekend Workshop

  • The Stitchery 24 Sandyford Place Glasgow, G3 7NG United Kingdom (map)

2 day weekend workshop // 9:30am - 5pm both days // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe, Stitchery Founder // Cost: £130 (inc. pattern) // Pattern: Willow Dress or Vest Top by Grainline

Learn the basics of making your own clothes, and create something new and unique for your wardrobe!

Be Yourself. Choose your own fabric; fit it to your own unique body; express your own unique style. If you've had enough of ill-fitting, low quality, hi-street clothing, then this weekend workshop is your opportunity to break from the herd.

Learn sewing machine basics, stitches & seams, fabric terms, simple hems and basic seam finishes. Boost your summer wardrobe with your own self made Willow Dress or Vest Top. These are simple wardrobe stapes that can be made again and again in different fabrics.

This course is open to complete beginners and sewing machines are available for every student, although you may bring your own if you wish.


  • A basic set of sewing skills; a basic understanding of how to make clothes; and the confidence to go on and try more.
  • An item of clothing made by you, to fit your body and in the fabric and style of your choice.
  • A sample book, made by you and full of the techniques you've learned as part of the course. Use this for future reference. 
  • A Making Clothes for Beginners e-book for future reference.

Booking Your Place

To book your place on this course, you can use our online booking system below. You can pay a deposit or, if you prefer, pay the full course amount. Please familiarise yourself with ourTerms & Conditions before booking. 

You can pay by PayPal or any major debit/credit card.  NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to make a booking. Simply click on the link which says "pay with a debit or credit card". It looks like this. 

Any Questions?

If you have any questions please have a look at our FAQs page. We also recommend reading the relevant page on our Student Resource Page, where you can find useful insights on the course structure and what supplies you'll need to bring to class (Note: If you don't see your course info up yet, don't panic, we'll have it up with enough time to get your supplies together before the course starts).

If you don't find your answer in either of these places, then please feel free to contact us. 

Earlier Event: August 2
Sewing for Beginners
Later Event: August 10
Junior Summer Sewing