Introduction to Garment Making - Make a Skirt - Two Weekly Sessions

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Maximum Class Size: 6

Continue your garment sewing journey and learn to make a
 simple skirt (from a choice of 3 skirt patterns)

Level: This class is suitable for confident beginners, and is ideal for those who have completed our Essential Skills (A) class and 'Make a Simple Top' classes or have used a couple of basic patterns at home but would like further guidance. 

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Understand commercial patterns and their notations (darts, notches etc.)
  • How to choose the right size to cut
  • Pattern lay plans & straight of grain
  • Marking & cutting the fabric
  • Different ways to finish seams
  • Tips and techniques on garment construction
  • Inserting an invisible zip
  • Hemming

Your choice of pattern is included but you will need to bring your own fabric. Requirements and recommendations are below: 


Pleated Skirt (New Look 6659) 

View A: 
Fabric 45”/115cm wide:- 1.8m
Fabric 60”/ 150cm wide:- 1.5m 

View B: 
Fabric 45”/115cm or 60”/ 150cm:- 2.1-2.2m 

Recommended fabrics: Medium-Light weight cottons, chambray, poplin, voile. 

7” Invisible Zip


Gathered Skirt (Pattern Simplicity 1369)

Meterage is for Short / Mid Length

Fabric 45”/115cm wide:- 
Size 6-20 = 1.8m / 2.6m 
Size 22 = 2m / 2.8m

Fabric 60”/ 150cm wide:-
Size 6-12 = 1.3m / 1.8m 
Size 14-18 = 1.3m / 2m  
Size 20-22 = 1.3m / 2.2m 

Recommended fabrics: Medium-Light weight cottons, chambray, poplin, voile. 

9” Invisible Zip

Gathered Skirt (Pattern Simplicity 8211)

Meterage is for 18”-25” long skirt. If you’d like to make this skirt longer then add twice the extra length for the fabric. 

Fabric 45”/115cm wide:- 
Size 4-22 = 1.6m-1.9m

Fabric 60”/ 150cm wide:-
Size 4-20 = 1.3m-1.6m 
Size 22 = 1.6-1.9m 

Recommended fabrics: Medium-Light Weight Cottons, Chambray, Linen, Satin, Poplin, Voile. 8” Invisible Zip


Pencil / A-Line Skirt (Pattern New Look 6843)

Fabric 45”/115cm wide:- Meterage is for Short to Mid Length
Size 8-12 = 1m
Size 14 -20 = 1.1m-1.3m 

Fabric 60”/ 150cm wide:-
Size 8 -18 = 1m

Recommended fabrics: Cotton and cotton blends, needlecord, chambray, denim, twill, linen blends, light weight wool. 

9” Invisible Zip


If you would like to learn to sew on your own machine, please get in touch so that we can notify the teacher. Please note we can only accept machines that are less than 10 years old.

Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in-store for one week where our team are happy to help and advise on fabric. 

Please take a moment to read our cancellation policies here before booking.