Fashion, Sewing & Clothes Making Courses in London

Fashion at Build offers a range of practical courses, with high quality teaching delivered by specialist tutors in our well-equipped studio.
• Learn essential sewing skills, both hand sewing and machine skills.
• Make your own clothes on a range of courses, that progress from beginners to intermediate and advanced, developing your sewing and garment construction skills.
• Learn specialist skills such as professional finishing techniques, fashion sketchbook, leatherwork,  accessories and embellishment.
• Be part of a supportive, creative and fun learning environment to exchange knowledge and skills between experts and peers. Tutors offer group and 1:1 teaching.
• Study courses throughout the year; day, evening and weekend, from short intensives to series of 6  to 10 week courses with progression options to help you develop your skills over the year(s).

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from your own photographs of people and buildings then learn how to stitch those drawings on to cloth using a sewing machine. Add fabric to create a completed contemporary textile artwork.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own clothes. This beginners' course will teach you how to use the sewing machine, as well as basic sewing techniques and processes. Start by sampling, then construct a simple garment.
    Full fee: £249.00

  3. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Introduction to using the sewing machine

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practise machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Clothes making III

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refine your sewing skills on this advanced sewing class. Develop experience cutting sewing and working neatly from a trouser pattern. Practice constructing design details like pockets belt loops and working with luxury fabrics. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
    Full fee: £349.00

  5. Sewing on Sundays I

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start making clothes with an A-line skirt in a fabric of your choice. Learn how to choose the right pattern size, lay out pattern pieces, cut out and sew seams, zips, waist facings and hems.
    Full fee: £199.00

  6. Clothes making I

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a skirt from a simple pattern. You will be guided step by step to produce a garment in a fabric you choose, using easy techniques, and incorporating a zip and waistband.
    Full fee: £249.00

  7. Clothes making II

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice working with a jersey / stretch fabric and sew a comfortable and wearable top from a pattern which can be adapted into a dress. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
    Full fee: £249.00

  8. Leather fashion accessories

    Leather fashion accessories

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to a range of construction and decoration techniques for hand-stitched leather accessories. Explore the decorative qualities of vegetable-tanned leather and learn how to make belts, cuffs and a purse or small bag in firm leather. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £299.00

  9. Recycled fashion: textile embellishment and print

    Recycled fashion: textile embellishment and print

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Reclaim your old fabrics and breathe new life into unused clothing by exploring textile surface manipulation techniques and print methods including the Japanese Boro Boro technique.
    Full fee: £229.00

  10. Sewing on Sundays II

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start making clothes with this unisex shirt pattern. Take measurements correctly, choose the right pattern size, lay out and cut pattern pieces, sew contour darts, invisible zip, sleeves and neck facings. You must be able to use a sewing machine!
    Full fee: £199.00

  11. Introduction to fashion sketchbook

    Introduction to fashion sketchbook

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the process of creating a fashion sketch book, a very important aspect of design. Develop techniques in how to collect, research, record and process fashion design ideas.
    Full fee: £149.00

  12. Photoshop for fashion design

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 19 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Photoshop to transform patterns and images onto fashion templates and clothing. Understand how to warp designs and texture enabling you to create mock-ups designs onto actual fabric and garment models. Intermediate experience with Photoshop and textile design necessary.
    Full fee: £149.00

  13. Interior sewing project: soft furnishings

    New
    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to use the sewing machine and be inspired to make a range of items including table runners and cushion covers, curtains, storage sacks and aprons. Giving new ideas to the home. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £249.00

  14. Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the world of embroidery and embellishment. Explore a concept of your choice through experimentation with embroidery and embellishment techniques using hand and machine methods.
    Full fee: £199.00

  15. Introduction to pattern grading

    New
    Course Date: Fri 8 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your pattern drafting skills in this introduction to womenswear manual grading course. Learn to measure and calculate resizing a basic skirt and trouser block through eight sizes. You must be a confident pattern cutter to take part in this course.
    Full fee: £179.00

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