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Beginners Guide to Dressmaking - 10 weeks

  • Colour and Cloth 140 Roslyn Street Belfast Northern Ireland (map)

2 hour classes run every Monday for 10 weeks from April 4th to June 6th inclusive.  



There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 10 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

We will cover all the basics including:

How to thread up the sewing machine and sew in a straight line.

Making seams and hems.

How to insert a lapped zip.

Learning to press with the iron, and essential hand sewing techniques and tips.

How to cut fabric, choose a pattern and cut out a simple garment. 

By the end of the of 10 weeks you will have made your first garment.  Everyone will work on the same project for Beginners level.

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun.