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.

Contact Geraldine to book/inquiries email: thimbleberrysewing@yahoo.com phone: 07920146489 Location: Main Road, Elderslie, PA5 9BA.

Beginners Pyjamas

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.  After, completing the Beginners course you could join another Dressmaking course.

What to bring: you will need 2.5 meters of cotton, brushed cotton or flannel fabric. All other materials are provided.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: £95

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: your choice of fabric.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Duration: 4 hours x 2 lessons. Approx.

Price: £95

Day Dress Making

If you have some dressmaking experience then why not make your own dress? You will be taken step by step through your pattern and shown a range of dressmaking tips to achieve an accurate fit.

What to bring: A Day dress pattern of your choice and the required amount of fabric. Try to avoid stretchy fabric.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Duration: 4 hours x 2 lessons Approx.

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.

Price £85





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: 2 metres of fabric of your choice (Wool, Wool blends, Boucle, Tweed). A commercial pattern will be purchased for you on booking (Simplicity S8742). It comes in a range of sizes XS-XL Bust 30-46 Inches.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Duration: 4 hours x 2 Lessons.

Price: £95