Autumn 17 – Sewing, Dressmaking & Tailoring – Adult Course


We will run this course again in January 2018. 

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  • Learn the basics for starters or advanced tailoring and dressmaking skills
  • Experienced instructors provide expert guidance
  • Fully equipped and purpose designed studio
  • Relax in a warm and friendly environment
  • Guide your own learning by making what you choose.
  • Hundreds of projects available in studio or bring your own to work on.
  • Extra materials available to purchase if required

Who is this for?

Adults or teens over 14 from complete beginners to advanced.

Dates and Times


  • 10am-12:30pm
  • 12:30- 3pm
  • 7-9pm


  • 7-9pm


  • 10.30am-1pm

Start dates:

  • 5th September for 6 weeks or 13 weeks.
  • 31st October  – 7 weeks
  • No classes on Bank Holidays or in October half-term (16th– 28th October 2017)


  • 5th September for 6 weeks – £120 (£20/session)
  • 5th September for 13 weeks – £195 (£15/session)
  • 31st October  – 7 weeks – £140 (£20/session)
  • Costs exclude materials

What will you learn?

  • Basic skills you can learn: threading the machine, how to measure yourself, understanding the glossary for dressmaking patterns: seams, hems & darts, zips & buttonholes; how to copy an easy garment and learn about the right fabric for the each 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.

What is included?

  • Materials are not included, you can bring your own or we have an array of fabrics and trimmings you can purchase at a very reasonable rate (all proceeds go to our bursary scheme for disadvantaged kids.)

Any concessions or offers

  • 25% student discount available with proof of student ID.
  • Sign up for 2 weekly classes and receive 25% off the lowest price 2nd
  • 10% off if your recommendation results in a new student enrolling!

What people Say

“I can’t think of a better place to learn sewing than here. Friendly and great teachers who can cover from complete beginners to advanced dressmaking. The classmates are also very friendly. I have never touched a sewing machine before I started last year, and now I am making clothes & costumes for myself and my son!”
(Yen, student for 2 years)

“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. The teachers 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 and  love wearing my creations! Little Hands is brilliant! They have loads of materials to choose from including ones from Ted Baker at a very reasonable price. ”
(Hollie – Student for 3 ½ years)

Additional information

Start date / duration

Tues 5th Sept for 13 weeks – £195, Tues 5th Sept for 6 weeks – £120, Wed 6th Sept for 13 weeks – £195, Wed 6th Sept for 6 weeks – £120, Thurs 7th Sept for 6 weeks – £120, Thurs 7th Sept for 13 weeks – £195, Tues 31st Oct for 7 weeks – £140, Wed 1st Nov for 7 weeks – £140, Thurs 2nd Nov for 7 weeks – £140


10am-12:30pm, 10.30am-1pm, 12:30- 3pm, 7-9pm