Fashion & Textiles Courses in London

Are you looking to develop skills in fashion, either for your own personal interest or to help you progress onto further or higher education? Maybe you have aspirations of a new career or starting your own business in the fashion industry, or maybe you just want to design your own clothes or learn how to style yourself. Our range of fashion courses include: fashion illustration, styling, design, developing fashion drawing skills and creating fashion accessories. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Sewing on Sundays: improvers

    Sewing on Sundays: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start making clothes with this unisex shirt pattern. Take measurements correctly, choose the right pattern size, lay out and cut pattern pieces, sew contour darts, invisible zip, sleeves and neck facings. You must be able to use a sewing machine!
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Textiles: basics for beginners

    Textiles: basics for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with the basics of textiles by painting, printing and stitching fabric. Combine simple practical techniques with design work in colour, texture, pattern and composition.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Hand stitched textiles: Indian influence

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the richly embroidered textiles of India (Punjab and Rajasthan), examine traditional methods such as mirror work, embroidery and appliqué. Experiment and play with these techniques to create contemporary samples.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Bead weaving for beginners

    Bead weaving for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of off-loom bead weaving and open up to a milliard of possibilities. These techniques can be applied to jewellery and accessory design, as well as object embellishment for fashion and textiles.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Course Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basics skills of repeat patterns including straight repeats, drop repeats and complex repeats in this fun and hands on course. Build repeats using drawing and printing, then move onto creating hand printed textile samples. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Make a leather bag

    Make a leather bag

    Course Date: Tue 19 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start the new season with a custom made bag! Learn to adapt a pattern, cut out, attach buckles and other fittings, and construct your own bag in firm hide.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  7. Crochet for improvers

    Crochet for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you know how to crochet but want to progress from the basic stitches. Learn advanced techniques such as shaping, working in the round, cluster stitches and reading patterns.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Course Date: Tue 9 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  9. Fashion: advanced sewing skills

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice working with silk, fine or any luxury fabric to sew a summer dress or party wear from a pattern. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  10. City Lit textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore various ways of colouring and printing onto fabric through this project based course. Introducing techniques and design process develop a portfolio of textile samples, a sketchbook of research and aim towards finished work.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £237.00

  11. Sewing for the home

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Shibori into stitch

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on simple dye techniques, combine Japanese Shibori dyed samples with stitch. Layer up stitch processes with applique and freeform embroidery to create rich surfaces which can be taken on to further projects. You do not need to have completed VX470 Introduction to Shibori to enrol on this course.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Felt making: personal project

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills and confidence in making felt as you combine a number of techniques, including simple weave, stitch and 3D forms, enabling you to explore your own creative ideas and personal projects.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own clothes. This beginner's course will teach you how to use the sewing machine, as well as basic sewing techniques and processes. Start by sampling, then construct a simple garment.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Sewing on Sundays

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Bring your own sewing project and be guided by an industry professional. Skills you could develop include - altering patterns to fit, couture sewing techniques, or guidance with creating a more complicated garment from a pattern.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

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