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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, 10am - 5pm both days // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Cassandra Belanger-Macindoe // Cost: £120 (inc. pattern) // In collaboration with The Lighthouse

Learn the basics of sewing and making your own clothes. Create your very own short-sleeved shirt. 

This workshop is brought to you in conjunction with The Lighthouse and their recent exhibition: Hello My Name is Paul Smith. It is a practical follow-up to the theory-based workshop that Cassandra will be giving at The Lighthouse on the 21st April. Find more information on that here.

About This Course

If you're unable to commit to a 10-week course, or would prefer to dip you toes before diving into the world of making clothes, then this two day weekend workshop could be the perfect fit for you. 

Learn sewing machine basics, stitches & seams, fabric terms, simple hems and basic seam finishes. Make your very own short-sleeved shirt in a fabric of your choice and fit it to your own unique body. The shirt pattern we'll be using has been developed by Cassandra and will soon form part of a collection for Storybook Patterns; her indie pattern company due to launch later this year.

This workshop is open to complete beginners 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.

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 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: April 22
Personalised Mending
Later Event: May 14
Sew Doable