Sewing, Dressmaking & Tailoring Course
- March 28, 2017
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sewing, Dressmaking & Tailoring Course
Cost for 5/6 session short course is £100.-/120.- or the full term is 11 weeks £165- (@ £15.- per session) excluding materials.
Days & Times:
Tuesdays 10-12:30 or 12:30- 3pm or 7-9pm
(Day time groups are also suitable for home-schooled children)
Start dates are: Tuesday 10th January (5 or 11 weeks) (Excl. half-term break 13th – 19th February) & 21st February (6 weeks)
Offer! Upgrade to the full 11 weeks within the first 3 weeks at no extra cost! Just pay the difference to the full term fee and take advantage of the great 11 session discounted price!
**25% discount on selected courses for students in higher education!!
Big Hands at Little Hands
One of the things we love about our adult courses here at Little Hands Design is the variety of people and abilities that keep coming back for more! We have absolute beginners, who have never even threaded a needle before, to experienced dressmakers wanting to perfect their finishes and tailoring techniques, all in the same sessions.
We think this makes us stand out from other sewing courses on offer. You don’t have to make what we say, the course is totally lead by you and what you want to do. Whether that is demystifying dressmaking patterns, copying and remaking your favourite clothes, or making home-wares.
You can bring along your own ideas or, if you are not sure, you can use one of the many projects we have collected or expertly developed here over the years.
The mix of abilities creates a fantastic atmosphere in the studio, where you learn and get inspired by your fellow students just as much as you do from the teachers!
If you are a parent of a teenager – our classes are the perfect opportunity for some special time to share a hobby with your older child at a stage in their life when shared memories are sometimes hard to come by!!!
Our tailor-made studio is literally bursting at the seams with all the fabric, trimmings and equipment can use for your sewing projects. We sell these at a very reasonable rate, with all the proceeds going towards our bursary scheme for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Or, if you prefer to source your own, our teachers will be able to advise you on what is best for your chosen project!
Sounds good so far? But don’t just take our word for it.., here is what our current students have to say!
Current Student Testimonials
“Fantastic teachers & organizers who love their job and the art of sewing! Fun for adults and kids, beginners and advanced sewing lovers; just try it out, you won’t regret it!! I have been coming here for a year, made several dresses and tops/jackets as well as a number of smaller items – and I have no intention of leaving anytime soon “ Isabel
“I’ve been going to Little Hands for a few years now – I’m part of the furniture there! What I love about it is that I can create whatever I want, it’s the only place I have found that doesn’t dictate what you are making. Astrid & the team know their stuff – they’re extremely knowledgeable & have helped me from potential fashion disasters! I have got several comments from the dresses I have made & love wearing my creations! Little Hands is brilliant! They have loads of materials to choose from (including ones from Ted Baker) and they only charge £5 for a metre – bargain!!” Holly
Basic Skills: Threading the machine, how to measure yourself, understanding glossary on dressmaking patterns, seams, hems & darts, zips & buttonholes, how to copy an easy garment, learn about the right fabric for the right project.
Advanced Skills: Invisible Zips, bound buttonholes, welt pockets, fitted sleeves & cuffs, ruffles & pleats, draping on the stand, pattern alterations, how to copy a more advanced garment.
If you prefer working with your own fabric we can advise you on how much to buy once we have decided on the project.