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MADE TO SEW

Hello and welcome to Made To Sew and our sewing community. Based on the beautiful Somerset Levels we run a variety of sewing courses from dressmaking to quilting, tailoring and pattern cutting. Whether you are on the look-out for a new hobby or want to expand your knowledge and skills taking them to the next level, we can help you achieve your goals.

Our Studio, located at Bowdens Farm, Hambridge looks out over the Somerset countryside and could not be a better venue to pursue a creative mind set; taking in new information and techniques for you to continue your journey at home.

All of our classes are taught by expert instructors, passionate and knowledgeable about their field of work.
We always try to offer project based classes to be sure that our customers leave having learned a great deal and with a finished project to show-off to friends and family. Whatever your level, we will have a class for you; from beginners sewing and dressmaking to advanced tailoring. With no more than 6 students per class, tuition is personal, teaching the professional way of doing things (no more dressmaking projects that end up in the bin) and that’s what makes us unique! We also understand the importance of creating garments that fit your individual figure; hence the majority of our classes start by creating calico toiles and amending patterns to fit your unique shape and size. We have sewing machines and equipment for your use, so all you need is spare time and thirst for fun learning.

However if you’re not based in Somerset do not worry, we are quickly building up our online YouTube database of informative tutorials and ‘how-to’ videos. We always love to hear from our subscribers, so if there is something we are missing, please don’t be shy let us know and hopefully we can ‘help-out’!

Whilst your here why not check out our range of high quality fabrics, including a variety of ex-designer stock. Meaning if you’re after inspiration fo

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Made To Sew training courses

28 training courses found

The Weekend Bag

Learn the basics of bag construction while making your very own quilted weekend bag. Learn tips and techniques for quilting fabric, sewing zippers and working with hardware.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Clutch Bag

Learn the basics of bag construction whilst creating a clutch bag of your choosing. We will share tips on how to introduce a zipper, add a lining with a zip fastened pocket as well as techniques for sewing leather.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Sewing Club

Whether you have a passion for sewing, quilting, dressmaking or craft projects. Join our fun and informal Sewing Club, meet like-minded individuals and share your makes and love for sewing and crafts.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Beginners Dressmaking

Are you relatively new to sewing? Do you want to expand on your knowledge and learn dressmaking techniques? Our Beginners Dressmaking class cover the basics involved in dressmaking. How to work with a pattern, read the information and choose the correct size.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
Dressmaking

Do you want to expand on your dressmaking knowledge, learn new skills and techniques so that you can make professional garments at home. Our Dressmaking Class provides you with the freedom to learn the skills and techniques you are looking for.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Weekend
Shirt Making

Do you want to take your sewing to the next level? Learn skills and techniques that you can use in future garments to create a professional finish? Join us for the Shirt Making class and learn the construction of a ladies or mens shirt. The shirt can be completed to your individual requirements; sewn in a woven fabric or silk for an added challenge.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
Pyjama Making

Learn basic trouser construction techniques and how to create professional looking garments. Leave the class with a professional looking pair of classic pyjamas that are comfy and flattering.

  • Duration of training: 12 hours
  • Study mode: Weekend
Sewing With Jersey

Are you looking to learn new skills working with stretch fabrics? Join us and learn the techniques required when working with stretch and jersey fabrics, the stitches to use on the sewing machine and overlocker, preparation and finishing techniques. We will also teach you how to adapt a commercial pattern (for stretch knits) to your individual shape and size.

  • Duration of training: 12 hours
  • Study mode: Weekend
Sew A Doorstop

Over the course of three hours we will teach you how to create one of our beautiful animal doorstops; Chick, Hen or Goose. Materials: Please provide approximately 1/2 metre of fabric (cotton or lightweight upholstery) for the main doorstop and 1/4 metre of fabric for details.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time evening
How To Use: Overlocker

Join our short course on how to work with your overlocker and learn how to thread the machine, the stitches your overlocker will complete, how to amend the length and width of the stitch as well as dealing with tension problems. You will leave the class feeling confident to start sewing projects with your overlocker at home.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Lampshade Making

Join in our Lampshade Making class and learn how to make your very own drum lampshade. Whether you wish to re-fresh your home decor, create a gift for a friend, or just learn a new hobby.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
Cushion Making

Make your own piped cushion cover or plain cover with an invisible zip fastening. In this class we will teach you how to make your own bias binding, how to create piping and apply it to a cushion cover, as well as how to introduce an invisible zipper.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time
Introduction to Quilting

ether you want to start a project for your home or make a gift for friends and family, this is the perfect class for any quilting beginner. During the 3 hour class we will show you how to cut and prepare your fabric, the easiest method of sewing patchwork and quilting and binding techniques.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
Fitting Techniques

Do you enjoy sewing and creating garments at home? However you find the challenge lies in getting a perfect fit for your individual shape and size. Our master class in Fitting Techniques will teach you how to amended 2D patterns and choose the most appropriate size.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Weekend
Make A Mannequin

Do you enjoy sewing and creating garments at home? However you find the challenge lies in getting a perfect fit for your individual shape and size. Do you struggle to fit garments on your figure? Our Make a Mannequin class will teach you how to create a mannequin that resembles your individual shape and size.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
Bra & Lingerie Making

Learn new sewing skills and techniques embarking on bra and lingerie making. Learn how to work with stretch fabrics and delicates to make bras, knickers and / or lingerie of your choice.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Weekend
Online Sewing Lesson (Skype)

Get in touch to discuss your individual requirements for the session, with suitable dates and times. We are based in the United Kingdom and will be working with GMT time, however we can offer classes early or late GMT time to best accommodate your schedule and timezone.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Online
Tailoring

Take your sewing to the next level. Learn tailoring techniques that you can use in future garments to create a professional finish.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Learn To Sew - The Basics

Are you after a relaxing hobby? Do you want to get the sewing bug? Then come along to our ‘Learn To Sew – Basics’ sewing class where we will teach you the ‘basics’ involved in sewing, so that you can develop the confidence to work on projects in your own time. Over the course of 12 hours we will teach you how to work with a sewing machine (threading the machine and different stitches), as well as sewing techniques such as quilting, sewing buttons and conquering the zipper.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 4 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
Curtain Making

Learn how to make professional lined pencil pleat curtains for your home. We will teach you the tips and techniques required to measure your windows, calculate fabric and attach a lining and suitable header tape for your project, enabling you to create professional curtains for yourself or customers.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
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