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Beginner's Dressmaking Course - 6 weeks

makeplace, 33 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1LQ
Fully booked

Course dates

  • Wed, 22 Apr '20   6:30pm – 9pm BST - done
  • Wed, 29 Apr '20   6:30pm – 9pm BST - done
  • Wed, 6 May '20   6:30pm – 9pm BST - done
  • Wed, 13 May '20   6:30pm – 9pm BST - done
  • Wed, 20 May '20   6:30pm – 9pm BST - done
  • Wed, 27 May '20   6:30pm – 9pm BST - done


This is a weekly, 6 session course that will teach you the basics of getting started in Dressmaking and lots of handy, professional tips too. We keep the classes smaller so you can have more one-to-one time with your tutor if need be.
The course consists of six individual stand-alone classes, As you progress through the course, learning important dressmaking skills as you go, you will make a set of samples to save in a handy folder and use as a reference. By the end of the course you should be able to make a simple garment using the skills you have learnt, maybe progressing on to the other classes we offer to improve your confidence and skills.
We also offer the option to book an individual class if you are only interested in a particular technique.
week 1 Getting started - reading a pattern, cutting out and getting to know the sewing machine.
week 2 Darts - what are they, what do they do and why do we need them?
week 3 Seams, plain, overlocked, open, French, Felled and 3 step zigzag for stretch fabrics
week 4 Zips - lapped or invisible
week 5 Facings - best practice, how to get a clean finish, how to work with interfacing. Hems - machine/hand finish.
week 6 - Sleeves - different types, best practise for setting in

There's no need to bring a sewing machine or equipment as we provide everything for the course including our fantastic Juki machines and overlockers.



Beginner's Dressmaking course - 6 weeks

Course ticket - for all 6 dates.
Course of 6 classes. Wednesday 630-9pm


33 Magdalen Street

nearest parking St Saviour's Lane