Dressmaking for Beginners 

September to December - FULL

January to July 2020 - contact us to select your dates

Over 7 months - 10 date Dressmaking Course

Similar to the Great British Sewing Bee BUT with easy to follow techniques, sewing at your own pace. 

Included: Professional Tuition, all your fabric packs, coffee on arrival, lunch, refreshments & afternoon tea

Arrive: 9.50am -finish around 4pm

Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UY

You can learn on our

3 Day Course how to:-


  • Read a basic pattern

  • Insert a zip

  • Make buttonholes

  • Mark pattern pieces

  • Cut out accurately

  • Work with pattern direction

  • Use an overlocker

  • Make a small garment

Or you can learn on our

10 Date Course over 10 months

All the above PLUS

  • Make facings

  • Sleeves

  • Different seams

  • Different facings

  • Hemming techniques

  • Altering patterns

  • Gathering

  • Trimmings

  • Use seam allowances

  • Assemble pieces

  • Finish seams neatly

  • More zips

PLUS make more garments

Hi Sue,

Since I learnt how to read the paper dressmaking pattern with you, I have gradually learnt so much more by trying out other styles.


I know we were all worried as they seemed to be in a different language, but you helped us to understand it all & I can make so much now. Thanks for showing me the buttonhole gadget on my machine - I had NO idea I had one!


Thanks for 10 great days over the year.

Sarah, Cambridge

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Sue Hazell

Sewing Tuition

Chipping Norton




Tel: 07905 627 150

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