Dressmaking for Beginners 

Our longer Beginners mixed topics course over 10 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.

Arrive: 9.50am - finish around 3pm

Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UY

10 Date Course on Fridays

September 2021 to July 2022

You can learn how to make:

  • Facings

  • Insert sleeves

  • Different seams

  • Different facings

  • Hemming techniques

  • Altering commercial patterns

  • Gathered fabric

  • Trimmings & apply

  • Use seam allowances

  • Assemble pieces

  • Finish seams neatly

  • Make up to 5 small items

  • Zip insertion easier

PLUS lots of tips !


  • 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

Ask about our next dates


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