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.
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.
Want to advance your skills? This course is a great way to develop your clothesmaking skills in order to construct a shirt, enhance your finish and create a timeless addition to your working wardrobe. Suitable for both mens' and ladieswear.
Practice working with a jersey / stretch fabric & sew a comfortable & wearable top from a pattern which can be adapted into a dress. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practise machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
An introduction to a range of construction and decoration techniques for hand-stitched leather goods and accessories. Explore the decorative qualities of vegetable-tanned leather and learn how to make belts, cuffs, purses, boxes and small bags in firm leather. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.