Dressmaking and sewing courses

           I am offering to a limited number of students the chance to learn from me: dressmaking, sewing, pattern design, and fashion design-related subjects. Whether you are after lifelong skills like making or mending your own clothes, to pursuing a professional career, my lessons cater for both. For students, makers, learners and everyone, you can book me from a minimum of two hours (1 session), or buy packages of 12 hours ( 6 sessions) and 20 hours (10 sessions), and the lessons will be tailored to your needs. For complete beginners, I recommend starting with any of the courses below, to learn the basics properly making a complete garment from scratch, and then continue with lessons on more specific subjects within the field, if wished. Lessons can be booked well in advance to just days in advance.

GROUP SESSIONS: "Beginner's Dressmaking Crash Course: The Shift Dress" starting Saturdays from January 2021 onwards. Price £180/person. The group will have max. 4 people per group. Please email me if you are interested in enrolling, thank you!

You can book a free consultation to talk about dressmaking/sewing tuition here: Book Me

You can email me to check available dates here: Email-me

 

*All the prices are on a 1-to-1 basis; for more than one person in the same class, just add £10 per person per hour.

*All classes are held in my lovely studio in a Manchester city centre mill; courses include the usage of patterns, tools, sewing machines as well as basic materials . Feel free to inquire!

* Courses and lessons are non-refundable. 

1-to-1 Beginner's Dressmaking Crash Course (8 hours spread in 4 sessions)

£240 (materials included)

Make a sleeveless shift dress from scratch. Learn how to take measurements to choose a size, use a pattern, cut a dress out, serge and sew it. This dress has darts, a centre back zip and armhole and neck facings, so you learn plenty of sewing skills to get you started!

1-to-1 Intermediate Dressmaking Course (10 hours spread in 5 sessions)

£300 (materials included)

Make a 50's style  prom dress from scratch. Learn how to take measurements to choose a size, use a pattern, cut a dress out, serge and sew it. This dress has a boned top, a concealed side zip and a semi-circular skirt, so it is the perfect ad-on to your basic class!

1-to-1 Bomber Jacket Course (12 hours spread in 6 sessions) 

£360 (materials included)

Make a classic bomber jacket from scratch (male or female). Learn how to take measurements to choose a size, use a pattern, cut the bomber out, serge and sew it. This jacket has cuffs, collar and a waistband made in ribbing, plus a front zip, (and pockets if time allows) and is good for beginners too.

1-to-1 Tailored dress with sleeves Course (12 hours spread in 6 sessions) 

£360 (materials included)

Make a classic tailored dress from scratch. Learn how to take measurements to choose a size, use a pattern, cut the dress out, serge and sew it. This dress has a zip, sleeves, V-neck and a pencil skirt and it is good for beginners too.

Silver Package

£300 (machines and tools included)

12 hours of tuition

(6 x 2-hour long sessions)

Individual lessons tailored to your needs. Lessons can be booked well in advance to just days in advance. 

Gold Package

£500 (machines and tools included)

20 hours of tuition

(10 x 2-hour long sessions)

Individual lessons tailored to your needs. Lessons can be booked well in advance to just days in advance. 

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2009 My Sewing Box, fashion design, Thorniley Studios: 12-22 Thorniley Brow

Manchester M4 2AJ (England)

silviahoyamena@gmail.com

07890 101727