Clothesmaking

Clothesmaking Courses in London

Our sewing and clothesmaking courses offer everything from full garment construction to soft furnishing accessories in the latest fabrics. Our focus for each class is to introduce skills and techniques in sequence to give space for learners to feel confident before moving onto the next step. We encourage learners to practice at home where possible to get the most out of class time.

Beginner workshops introduce you to the basics of sewing by hand, building up to confidently threading up before stitching on a sewing machine. Our studio is a supportive and welcoming environment with tutors on hand to provide both 1:1 and group demonstrations and support.

We teach all our classes on Bernina sewing machines, with each learner getting their own workspace and machine to practise on. We know accidents happen so don’t let the risk of broken needles put you off! Our height adjustable chairs and tables mean whether pattern cutting or seated stitching our facilities are accessible to all. Join the sewing revolution and book on a class today.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Clothes making II
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Silvia Sacrestano
    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.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £158.00
  2. Introduction to Pattern Cutting I
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Selormey
    Learn introductory skills and techniques of pattern cutting to understand how to draft your garment from a design. Expand your knowledge as you learn how to draft a classic block, manipulating patterns and understanding garment fitting and shape.This course is suitable for beginners and those who have some experience in Clothes making and would like to try pattern making.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
  3. Sewing on Sundays II
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Selormey
    This is a follow on from Sewing on Sundays II where you will use what you have learnt to cut and sew a shirt.



    This course is suitable for those with basic sewing skills or those who wish to refresh their skills.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  4. Introduction to using the sewing machine
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Selormey
    Ideal for beginners, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, its different components, how to troubleshoot and look after your machine. You will also learn different basic sewing techniques to start your journey into the world of sewing.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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