Dressmaking for beginners

Dressmaking for Beginners Kwik Sew Pattern

Do you want to make your own clothes but don’t know where to start?

Lost your confidence and want to brush-up on those crucial basic skills you haven’t used for years?

Inspired to sew by the BBC 2 Sewing Bee Programme?

Our Dressmaking for Beginners workshop will help you get started!

We will be starting with the perfect first garment project

a pair of Pj’s or lounging pants. On this full day course, you will learn how to select your pattern size, choose fabric appropriate to the project, how to cut out, thread mark, tack, sew seams, neaten, press, make an elastic waist casing and add a hem.

You will become confident using a sewing machine when you know how to set it up for perfect stitching.

You don’t even need your own sewing machine!

With a maximum of 2 new sewers you will get plenty of support from your tutor Jane.

No sewing skills required – just enthusiasm!

We have changed the format of our Sew Short Course programme in 2023 to make it more flexible for you. Instead of specific course dates you can now book any of the courses as a Sew Personal session or a shared Sewing Bee workshop. The session is limited to one or two sewers giving you lots of tutor time.

I learn best by doing and you provided ample opportunity to do just that. You have the clarity of thought that only someone who knows their subject inside out, has. Moreover you can convey your knowledge in an easy to understand way.