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.
Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetStart 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: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn the basics of off-loom bead weaving and open up to a milliard of possibilities. These techniques can be applied to jewellery and accessory design, as well as object embellishment for fashion and textiles.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Tue 19 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetStart the new season with a custom made bag! Learn to adapt a pattern, cut out, attach buckles and other fittings, and construct your own bag in firm hide.Full fee: £239.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £146.00
Course Date: Tue 9 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetBecome familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £69.00
Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetPractice working with silk, fine or any luxury fabric to sew a summer dress or party wear from a pattern. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.Full fee: £239.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £146.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetNeed some new ideas to refresh the home? Get to grips with the sewing machine and be inspired to make a range of items including table runners and cushion covers, curtains, storage sacks and aprons.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to make your own clothes. This beginner's 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: £229.00Senior fee: £229.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetBring your own sewing project and be guided by an industry professional. Skills you could develop include - altering patterns to fit, couture sewing techniques, or guidance with creating a more complicated garment from a pattern.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn 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: £239.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £146.00
Course Date: Fri 14 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn the basics of fashion styling on this introductory course and gain an overview of what a fashion stylist job is. Using practical exercises and fashion industry knoweldge, you will learn the basics of fashion styling.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £54.00
Course Date: Sun 23 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore 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: £99.00Senior fee: £99.00Concession: £60.00
Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDraw 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: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
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