Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own clothes in a professional way? Then this course is for you!

Once you have familiarised yourself with the sewing machines and equipment we will be using on the dressmaking course, the starting activity will be making a reversible bag. This is the link to the reversible bag tutorial: http://verypurpleperson.com/2010/04/making-reversible-bag/.

The skills you will be introduced to are;

  • using a simple pattern,
  • cutting & pinning fabric,
  • joining and sewing fabric together, including stitching a dart,
  • clipping and turning bag, pressing, topstitching and
  • finishing their bag

You will need 1/2m of 2 cotton fabrics to make your bag.

The follow up to the reversible bag is to make a A-Line Skirt http://www.sewcountrychick.com/a-line-skirt-pattern-tutorial-new-and-improved-version/

You will be making your own pattern so your skirt will fit you accurately. To stitch an A-Line skirt you will need to buy 1m cotton fabric of medium weight, plus a 7″ zip.

In making your skirt, you will be learning how to:

  • devise a pattern,
  • cut & pin fabric,
  • join and sew fabric together, including stitching a dart,
  • clip and turn fabric,
  • insert a zip, using vilene,
  • pressing, topstitching and finishing

When can I attend?

Tuesday Evening: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm – available each term

Autumn Term Enrolment:     FROM Monday 6 August 2018 onward

Phone 0161 419 9163 or call into college to enrol in person.


Actual Autumn term fees:                   Full fee £148.00           Benefit fee £72.75

Actual spring term fees:                      Full fee £137.00           Benefit fee £67.50

Estimated summer term fees:           Full fee £126.00           Benefit fee £67.50