32 training courses found
On this 2 day course you will draft a basic fitted bodice and sleeve block from your own body measurements. You will also learn basic manipulation techniques to enable you to transform your block into stylish garments.
No more 'it doesn't fit'! Learn how to take accurate body measurements, select your pattern, understand your body shape and pattern alteration techniques for fitting perfection.
Our friendly Sewing Bee caters for all skill levels. Learn the basics of using a machine, choosing patterns and fabrics, or bring your own project and just sew amongst a friendly group.
City and Guilds are committed to teaching high quality practical skills and you can study for pleasure or with a view to employment or self-employment. Courses are taught by Jane White who is qualified with City & Guilds to degree level and has worked as a couture dressmaker and teacher for many years.
This course will introduce the prinicples of making your own dressmaking patterns using your body measurements for a great fit. Jane White of Jane White Couture Tuition a qualified and experienced couture dressmaking will shwo you how to take accurate body measurements, use them to draft garment blocks, make a pattern, construction and fit a calico toile (fitting shell) and how to fit this to you.
Not just for beginners but anyone who wants to return to the basics. Boost your dressmaking confidence and learn how to get a professional finish.
Join our expert tutor Sheena Roberts of Green Man Quilts for a day of expert quilting tuition. Materials included.
City and Guilds qualifications are recognised for their commitment to high quality practical skills and are internatinally recognised. You can undertake the course for pleasure but it is also an ideal way of building skills for employment or self-employment and is a practical, affordable alternative to a degree course.
On this one day course you will explore and sample the inner fabrics and hand sewing techniques to allow you to produce an immaculately hand tailored garment.
This 2 day course with get you up and running and using your overlocker confidently and successfully. Day one is basic skills eg threading, needles, tension control, narrow and rolled hemming and sampling specific tecniques for example necklines, day two is your chance to make fabulous garments! The course fee includes materials and fabrics.
A quick brush-up on the basics and then onto using specialist presser feet, twin and wing needles and practical techniques for machine fun and creativity.
Join our machine expert Christine for a day of intermediate embroidery skills. Perfect placement, planning and even more from your machine.
Over this 2 day course you will take your own body measurements, draft a block using your measurements, make and fit a toile for a fantastic fit then cut a pattern to your chosen style.
If you're not sure what one is or what it does, you're thinking of buying one or you already have one that you are struggling to cope with, this half day course will help you use your overlocker with confidence. Including threading and basic maintenance.
Raise your sewing skills to the next level with hand and machine couture techniques to produce fabulous fitting and professional looking garments.
Make your own version of an A-line skirt. Ideal for new sewers or for a 'quick fix' garment.
If you are thinking of buying your first machine, have a machine but can't get going with it or you are thinking of up-grading, this half day course will get you up and running and confident with your machine.
sample a renge of zips - dress, concealed, fly, couture hand stitched and centred for a professional, confident finish to your garments.
In this one day course you will look at the more complex pattern adaptations for example raglan sleeves, 2-piece sleeve, funnel neck, revers etc. To get the most from this course you need to have completed the Pattern cutting:style adaptaions or have the relevant skills in place.
relax and unwind. Take a day to enjoy making Christmas gifts and decorations, learning new skills at the same time.