10 Week Course // Every Wednesday, 10am-12:30pm // Cost: £225 (includes pattern) + fabrics // Level: Beginner (absolute novices and those with limited sewing experience) // Instructor: Susie Haigh of Podnip // Pattern Selection Guide
About This Course
Making your own clothing is all about being true to yourself: choosing your own fabric; fitting it to your own unique body; and customising it in your own unique way. So if you're tired of wearing generic, ill-fitting, high street clothing, that never seems to last, then this course might just be your opportunity to break from the herd.
Led by Susie Haigh, this is a 10 week, in-depth introduction to the craft traditionally known as 'dressmaking' (we've avoided this title to encourage more men!). The course is intended to equip you with basic skills that you can apply to a range of clothing types. Learn how to use a sewing machine, work with paper patterns, and understand different fabric types. Practice basic techniques on small samples, then apply them to constructing a 'toile' (a prototype garment made out of cheap fabric). Finally, make your own unique garment from our pattern selection in a fabric of your choice.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners and those with limited experience. We have a sewing machine for everyone (although you can bring your own if you wish). And don't worry if you might miss one or two classes: we've plenty of opportunities to catch up through our Sunday Sewing Sessions, machine rental, or private tuition.
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. By booking your place on this course, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.
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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.