Class Level & Ability


Absolutely no experience required, come as you are! Also open for students wanting to dust off old skills and refresh your memory.


You know how to thread up a sewing machine and sew in a straight line, perhaps you hem skirts and trousers at home or make the odd fancy dress costume, but that’s it.


For confident machine sewers who want to start making clothes. The best way to start is by enrolling on our Introduction to Dressmaking or Sewing with Stretch courses but we also offer one days workshops with simpler garment options without zip or button fastenings.


You’ve mastered tops & dresses and you know how to read commercial sewing patterns. In our intermediate level classes you will learn additional sewing techniques like attaching linings, making trousers, bags or outerwear. You could also discover how to use an overlocker... This is also the introductory level for Pattern Cutting.


There are a few things that even the most accomplished sewist might fear! We believe those might be overlockers, creating your own intricate patterns to fit, making a traditional shirt or the perfect pair of 5 pocket jeans.