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Making Clothes for Beginners: Weekend Workshop

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

2-day weekend workshop // 9:30am - 5pm both days // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Susie Haigh, Designer // Cost: £130 (inc. pattern) // Pattern: Marigold Trousers by Tilly & The Buttons

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.

The Marigold Trousers by Tilly & The Buttons

The Marigold Trousers by Tilly & The Buttons

Learn sewing machine basics; stitches & seams; fabric terms; using a sewing pattern; basic seams & seam finishes; making an elasticated waistband; slash pockets; darts & pleats. Boost your wardrobe with your own self made pair of Marigold Trousers. This is a simple wardrobe staple that can be made again and again in different fabrics. (note: the jumpsuit version will not be covered on this Beginner's course, but it is something you could go on to try at a later date). 

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

Providing Your Measurements

As part of the online booking process, we'll be asking you to provide your waist and hip measurements in inches. This will be helpful as we prepare for the class. If you're not in a position to provide these right now, you'll have the option to email them at a later date to If you're unsure how to take these measurements, take a look at this blog post for some helpful tips. 

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: September 1
The Jacket Course
Later Event: September 10
The Overture Set