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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 (+prep session) // 10am - 5pm both days // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Cost: £120 (inc. pattern) // Patterns: Chardon Skirt and Scout Tee

Learn the basics of making your own clothes, and come away with something new and unique for your summer wardrobe!


Be Yourself. Choose your own fabric; fit it to your own unique body; express your own unique style. If you're tired of wearing low quality, ill-fitting, generic hi-street clothing, then this course 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 Chardon Skirt or Scout Tee (or both if you're fast!). These are simple wardrobe stapes that can be made again and again in different fabrics.

This workshop is designed for complete beginners, but is open sewers of all skill level. And our studio comes fully equipped with enough sewing machines for each student. But if you would like to bring your own machine, that's also fine.

Prep Session

There will be a prep session for this workshop on May 29th, 6pm-8pm. This will be an opportunity for you to meet your instructor, pick up your pattern, and familiarise yourself with our studio. During this session your instructor will be discussing fabric choice, giving an overview of the weekend, and setting you some homework before the workshop begins. You'll be taking your measurements, choosing a size and (time permitting) beginning to trace out your pattern pieces.

Although not essential, we do recommend that students make it along to this prep session. But if you're keen to take this course and find that you can't make it along, please get in touch.


  • Be equipped with a basic set of sewing skills that can developed and applied to a range of projects.
  • Come away with a summer wardrobe staple in your choice of fabric, made for your unique body.
  • Take home the cut-out pattern and make some more!
  • Get our Intro to Sewing ebook sent to your email. 

Booking Your Place

To book your place on this course, please use our online booking system below. You can pay a deposit or, if you prefer, pay the full course amount. Please familiarise yourself with our Terms & Conditions before making your 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: May 18
Later Event: August 2
Sewing for Beginners