Sew Short Course

Our programme of specialist short sewing courses are ideal for students who want to try something new or explore a specific dressmaking or pattern cutting project in more depth. They range between 1 and 4 days duration and are usually limited to just 7 students per class to give more individual attention to each person.

The sewing studio is fully equipped with equipment, materials and haberdashery. Elna and baby lock sewing machine and overlockers are available for you to use, or you can bring your own machine along.

Some of the course prices include materials. Please check individual course details to see what materials are included in the course fee.

We are busy adding new Sew Short Courses for 2020. Look out for Sewing Techniques for Jeans and Tilly & The Buttons jersey makes!

Our full programme of short courses is listed on the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Simply click on any subject to find out about the course, what it will teach you, the date(s) that particular course is being held (our short courses are repeated at regular intervals throughout the sewing year) and the cost of the tuition.

To make it easier to match your level of sewing skill and experience to the right courses, there is a guide on each course page:

* beginner
Ideal if you’re new to dressmaking, or have made very basic garments in the past, if you’ve no machine skills or don’t feel confident using a sewing machine.

** intermediate
Perfect if you have a good grasp of basic skills, are confident using a sewing machine and have produced a range of garment types.

*** advanced
Excellent for skilled dressmakers who are confident on the sewing machine and have experience of complex garment construction.

This guide should give you an ‘at a glance’ idea of which course or workshop session may be most appropriate for your level of sewing skill and experience. Students are encouraged to work at their own appropriate level and pace throughout their chosen course and may therefore achieve differing levels of skill, complexity and even completion of the stated garment or sampling on the understanding that gaining or already having the necessary underpinning knowledge and skill is crucial before progressing to more complex tasks. Please do get in touch if you’d like to discuss your individual situation and for advice on which courses may suit you best.

Workshop terms and conditions:

  • To secure a place on the course fees are payable in advance.  Unpaid for bookings cannot be held.
  • Sorry, fees are non-refundable.
  • Tuition outside the course dates will be charged extra.
  • Jane White Couture Tuition reserves the right to cancel or change the date of courses.
  • Sewing machines, overlockers and any other equipment brought to the venue must have a current PAT certificate and use is at the tutor’s discretion.
  • The cost of materials is included in the course fee unless otherwise stated. There may be a small fee payable on the day to cover additional materials not included in the fee.
  • Workshop content provided is an outline. The amount of work completed by each student will depend on their existing skills and pace of work.