Clothesmaking - All Levels

Have you always wanted to make your own clothes?

On our exciting, practical course you will become confident in making garments to fit. You'll reach a high level of competence using commercial patterns, plus choosing fabrics and styles that compliment you. You will also have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to refit and restyle purchased garments. You will learn how to use the sewing machine other tools to their best potential.

Course Content

You will make at least one garment to fit using either commercial patterns or refitting / restyling an existing garment.
You'll learn to alter patterns to suit size and shape.
You'll learn about design, style and a variety of sewing techniques.
You will collect a folder of handouts, notes and details of garment making techniques.
Students of all levels are welcome as there is the opportunity to extend skills by using advanced techniques and materials.

Entry Requirements

You'll need basic sewing skills - you should be able to sew a straight line and tack a simple seam.

First Class Requirements

Basic Sewing kit and notebook.

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is recommended to ensure you gain maximum benefit from the course.

Assessment Methods

Observation of practice and question and answer during group and 1:1 discussions.

Further Study Options

We have lots of great courses where you can progress your skills, eg further Clothesmaking, Pattern Cutting, or Fashion design classes to enhance learning and extend knowledge.

Additional Information

Additional costs: Commercial pattern, fabric and haberdashery. It really is not necessary to have your own sewing machine although some students will have access to one. The course includes a discussion and information about a variety of machines: servicing, repairing, exchanging and buying second hand and new.

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email