Dressmaking Next Stage Beginners Sewing Course

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  • Regular price £85.00

We are currently unable to offer this workshop. We will be looking to hopefully run this workshop again in early 2021. 


If you'd like to look at the other workshops currently offered please take a look HERE 


You could join us on one of our sewing days or weekends and get this and other projects all sewn up. 

A 5 or 10 week sewing course which is designed for the next stage sewist.

This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to challenge themselves with the next pattern perfect for a next stage beginner, choose a pattern to suit your skill level (we can assist with this) and let us guide you through. 

“What does this all mean?” 

This is an introduction to your pattern. We will be offering guidance on measuring your own body, choosing the correct sized pattern for you, understanding markings on the paper patterns, simple sizing adjustments to get a good fit, adjusting length of your pattern, selecting which pattern pieces you need for your garment.

“First cut is the deepest”

We will be cutting out the pattern and pinning it to your fabric, transferring markings from paper to fabric, cutting out the fabric and transferring markings from the pattern to your fabric. Following this you will be able to start assembling your garment and begin to follow your instructions from the pattern. We will be able to guide you through the terminology and how to follow the instructions.

“Whizzing away on my sewing machine”

Next will see the start of you using your sewing machine to create your garment. We will be on hand to guide and advise you on techniques and sewing jargon contained within the pattern instructions. 

“It’s all in the pressing”

Continuing on you will be working through your pattern with the help from our sewing teachers. 

“the final touches”

Complete your sewing project, hems, bias, buttonholes and more. 

This is just a guide though as for those who are more advanced this will vary.

What you will need:

Sewing machine (we have limited sewing machines so if you need to borrow one please advise at booking stage) 

Sewing kit

Your chosen pattern and all that is needed for this. Please discuss this with us when booking this course. We like to be prepared so an idea of what pattern you are doing before the first workshop would be great 


Times and Dates 

Tuesday evenings 7 - 9 pm

Dates for the course

First 5 dates for 5 or ten week course 

April 28th 

5th, 12th 19th May 

2nd June 

Second 5 week course dates 

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June 

7th July.

Course Leader 

Lynn Ahern


Beginner improver (you must have used a sewing machine before and made at least one item) 

If you and a friend are coming together use the code TwoTogether to get 10% off your booking