Fashion, sewing and clothes making

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own clothes? We offer different length fashion courses aimed at absolute beginners and those who want to further develop their clothes making skills, or add pattern cutting as another technique in garment construction. We have a range of courses such as how to use a sewing machine, make clothes for yourself, family and children. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Fashion accessories: hand-stitched leather handbags

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the art of cutting and manipulating fine leather. Practice twin-needle saddle stitching to create a hand-stitched leather handbag adapted to your own design. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Fashion styling: reinventing wardrobe staples

    Course Date: Thu 3 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlock the value in your wardrobe! Learn simple sewing skills and get inspiration to look at your clothes from a new perspective - from simple adjustments to creative makeovers. Basic hand and machine sewing skills necessary. Tutor: Barley Massey.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Giant knits for interiors

    Course Date: Wed 2 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work with bulky yarn and needles to create your own giant knits! Use basic stitches of knit and purl, increasing, decreasing and textural stitches to make an item for your home. Tutor: Claire Mongomerie.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from your own photographs of people and buildings then learn how to stitch those drawings on to cloth using a sewing machine. Add fabric to create a completed contemporary textile artwork. Tutor: Rosie James.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Introduction to clothes making

    Course Date: Mon 14 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use a sewing machine and use simple techniques and processes. Begin with sampling before moving on to the construction of a simple top. Tutor: Silvia Sacrestano.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Introduction to hand sewing

    Course Date: Sat 22 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of hand sewing and gain confidence in using this skill to repair and adapt. Get to grips with a variety of simple stitches to make seams and hems, and attach buttons. Tutor: Heather Belcher.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. Introduction to the sewing machine

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use the sewing machine safely and confidently. Practise your machine sewing skills to make practical seams and hems, buttonholes, insert a zip and complete a small zipped pencil case or purse. Tutor: Heather Belcher.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  8. Introduction to using the Sewing machine

    Course Date: Fri 9 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with using a sewing machine safely and competently. Learn to pin and cut out fabric and make simple seams and hems before progressing to complete a small purse with a zip fastener.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Repair and mend: traditional skills

    Course Date: Fri 9 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Taking inspiration from the slow revolution, master hand sewing skills to repair existing garments. Repair zips, button holes, collars, cuffs. Skills taught are suitable for both mens and ladieswear.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  10. Sewing school: make a top that fits with a peplum hem

    Course Date: Mon 5 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to make a flattering peplum top that actually fits you! You’ll be guided step by step through choosing the right pattern size, making adjustments to the fit, through to making the garment.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Textiles: surface manipulation

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use heat and stitch to manipulate fabrics into beautiful relief and 3D textile structures. Crumple, crush, fold and pleat, then colour with disperse dyes. Create exploratory samples for fashion, accessories, interiors or textile art. Tutor: Caroline Bartlett.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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