I offer a wide range of Dressmaking courses throughout the year and cater for all skill levels. Free refreshments are provided in all my courses but feel free to bring your own. The dates for all the classes are in the Calendar section. N.B Please wash your fabric before coming to class, to avoid any shrinkage after you have made your garment.

If there is a specific skill you would like to learn or you just don’t want to learn in a group, I can offer private tuition. I can be flexible with dates, and you can book in 2 or 3 hour sessions.  A free 20-minute consultation is available to visit and discuss your individual needs. To book/inquiries contact Geraldine Tel: 07920146489 email: thimbleberrysewing@yahoo.com

Pyjama Making

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own clothes? Then why not come along to this 2- day/evening Beginners Dressmaking course and start your journey into dressmaking. You will make a lovely pair of pyjama bottoms to impress your friends and family.

You will learn how to:

Pin and cut out a commercial pattern, transfer pattern markings, create a elastic casing, insert pockets & hemming techniques.

What to bring:

You will need 2.5 meters of cotton, brushed cotton or flannel fabric. To attend this course you need to be able to use a sewing machine. A commercial pattern will be provided for you which you can take home. The pattern comes in sizes XS-XL.

Duration: 4 hours x 2 lessons.

Price: £98

Kimono Making

Kimono’s are such versatile garments and add a splash of colour to any wardrobe. So, why not come a long to this 2-day course and make this Kimono in time for summer?

You will be shown how to construct this garment using a Simplicity S9124 commercial pattern. Which you can take home and use over and over. The pattern comes in a range of sizes XS – XL (Bust 30-48 inches).

You will learn how to:

Pin and cut out a commercial pattern, transfer pattern markings, make and attach a facing, insert sleeves, hand sewing & hemming techniques.

What to bring:

You will need 1.5 meters of your choice of fabric.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Duration: 4 hours x 2 lessons. Approx.

Price: £98

Blouse Making

If you have ever wanted to learn the art of dressmaking, then why not come along to this 2 day/evening beginners Blouse making course? You will be taken step by step through the pattern and before you know it you will have created a beautiful blouse.

You will learn how to:

transfer pattern markings, adjust a pattern, insert raglan sleeves, sew a neckline, gathering & hemming techniques.

What to bring:

You will need 1.5 meters of cotton, viscose, or light weight fabric.  If you want to make your blouse into a tunic then more fabric will be needed. All other materials are provided.

To attend this course, you need to be able to use a sewing machine. A commercial pattern (New Look 6414 or 6434) will be purchased for you on booking, which you can take home and use over and over. The pattern comes in bust sizes 32-42 inches.

Duration: 4 hours x 2 lessons

Price: £98

Top Tip! Cotton sheeting is very inexpensive and comes in extra wide widths ideal for practicing on. If your not sure what fabric to buy for any projects please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

 

 

Coatigan Making

Do you want to improve your dressmaking skills? Then why not come along and make a beautiful Coatigan to impress your family and friends.

Skill level: Intermediate

You will learn how to:

Pin and cut out a commercial pattern, make and attach a collar, attach a facing, insert a sleeve, hemming techniques.

What to bring:

You will need 2-3 meters of fabric of your choice (Wool, Wool blends, Boucle, Jersey). The length of fabric will depend on which version of the patterns you choose. A commercial pattern will be purchased for you on booking (Simplicity S8742 or Simplicity S9187). It comes in a range of sizes XS-XL Bust 30-46 Inches.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Duration: 3.5 hours x 3 Lessons. Approx.

Price: £115