Dressmaking Classes

We offer private 1 to 1 dressmaking lessons which are tailored to suit your needs and cost £15 an hr. These can be booked by contacting us on 07985777293.

We provide fantastic Singer sewing machines which are easy to use, but if you prefer to bring your own to the class then please do so, we’d recommend a basic sewing kit including the following:

  • seam ripper
  • tape measure
  • chalk pencil or tailor’s chalk
  • hand sewing needles
  • white and black cotton
  • dressmaking scissors
  • embroidery scissors,
  • paper scissors and pins


dressmakingThe Art Academy offers three levels of dressmaking:

Dressmaking for the Absolute Beginner

If you’ve never even switched on your sewing machine, let alone threaded it before, then this is the class for you. You will familiarise yourself with your machine, become proficient at threading it, winding a bobbin and using the stitches available on your machine.

Dressmaking for Beginners: Level 1

Once you’re confident with your machine, you can progress to making a simple garment, such as an A-line skirt. In these lessons you will learn about patterns, how to interpret them and how lay out the pieces on fabric and cut out.

Dressmaking for Beginners: Level 2

Having already made a simple garment, you can progress to more difficult and involved patterns, new techniques such as sleeves, ruffles and lining.

Dressmaking for Intermediates: Level 3 +4

For more confident and adventurous beginners, you will try adapting patterns and working on techniques to perfect that amazing fit!



2 thoughts on “Dressmaking Classes

  1. Tess says:

    When would the next absolute beginner course take place? I have mtgs in the evenings on different days each week. Do they take place on Saturday’s?

    Kind regards



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