Dressmaking for Beginners 

5-day Beginners - Certificate Dressmaking - August 22nd to 26th - 2 spaces remaining

3-day Beginners - Introduction to Dressmaking - Nov 22nd to 24th - 2 spaces remaining

Beginners mixed topics course over 10 months - 10 date Dressmaking Course - FULL
Similar to the Great British Sewing Bee BUT with easy to follow techniques, sewing at your own pace. 

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Included: Professional Tuition & all your fabric packs.

Arrive: 9.50am - finish around 3pm

Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UY

10 Date Course on Saturdays

September 2022 to July 2023

You can learn how to:

  • Read a basic pattern

  • Insert a zip

  • Make buttonholes

  • Mark pattern pieces

  • Cut out accurately

  • Work with pattern direction

  • Use an overlocker

  • Facings

  • Hemming techniques

  • Adjusting commercial patterns

  • Gather fabric

  • Trimmings & apply

  • Assemble pieces accurately

PLUS lots of tips !

Beginners Dressmaking


Sept 17, Oct 8, Nov 12, Jan 14, Feb 4, April 8, May 6, June 10 & July 8


3-day Beginners Dressmaking

5-day Beginners Dressmaking


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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