Dressmaking and sewing courses
I am offering to a limited number of students the chance to learn dressmaking and sewing; whether you are after lifelong skills like making or mending your own clothes, to someone pursuing a professional career, my lessons cater for both.*All the prices are on a 1-to-1 basis; for group lessons, just add £10 per person per hour.
All classes are held in my lovely studio in a Manchester city centre mill and include the usage of patterns, tools, sewing machines as well as basic materials . *Feel free to inquire if you would like sessions tailored to your needs.
* Courses and lessons are non-refundable.
2 hour-long sessions on your chosen subject
£60 in total, everything included (for more than one student, please inquire)
Subjects Include: dressmaking, sewing, cutting, bespoke pattern making, fittings, design , fashion illustration, fashion upcycling...or you can just come along with a design of your choice and I will guide you through all the steps to make your garment, teaching you techniques that you can continue developing on your own time.
You can book any available slots from my online calendar
beginners dressmaking crash course
4 x 2-hour long sessions, 8 hour long, on q 1-to-1 basis. £240 all included (for more than one student, please inquire)
Learn to make a shift dress to measure. Take measurements, choose the right pattern, alter it, cut the dress out. Use a sewing machine to sew darts, insert a zip, hem, face armholes and neckline and finish the dress to a high standard. Learn the right way of doing things from the beginning! I have been teaching this for over a decade with success. Includes (materials, patterns, tools, machines)
men's shirt making crash course
5 x 2-hour long sessions, 10 hours total, on a 1-to-1 basis. £300 all included (for more than one student, please inquire)
Learn to make a men's shirt. Take measurements, choose the right pattern, alter it if needed, cut the shirt out. Use a sewing machine to sew darts, sleeves, collar, hem, placket with buttons and buttonholes and sew a pocket to a high standard. Includes (materials, patterns, tools, machines)