Fashion, sewing and clothes making

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own clothes? We offer different length fashion courses aimed at absolute beginners and those who want to further develop their clothes making skills, or add pattern cutting as another technique in garment construction. We have a range of courses such as how to use a sewing machine, make clothes for yourself, family and children. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Embroidery and embelishment for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Sun 15 Apr 2018
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Fashion accessories: hand-stitched leather handbags

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the art of cutting and manipulating fine leather. Practice twin-needle saddle stitching to create a hand-stitched leather handbag adapted to your own design. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Fashion styling: reinventing wardrobe staples

    Course Date: Thu 3 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlock the value in your wardrobe! Learn simple sewing skills and get inspiration to look at your clothes from a new perspective - from simple adjustments to creative makeovers. Basic hand and machine sewing skills necessary. Tutor: Barley Massey.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Fashion: advanced sewing skills

    Course Date: Mon 14 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Fashion: beginners' sewing skills

    Course Date: Mon 23 Oct 2017
    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, incorporating, with easy techniques, a zip, buttons and waistband.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Fashion: garment construction for improvers

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to advance your skills? This course is a great way to develop your clothesmaking skills in order to construct a shirt, enhance your finish and create a timeless addition to your working wardrobe. Suitable for both mens' and ladieswear.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  7. Fashion: intermediate sewing skills

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice working with a jersey / stretch fabric & sew a comfortable & 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. Giant knits for interiors

    Course Date: Wed 2 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work with bulky yarn and needles to create your own giant knits! Use basic stitches of knit and purl, increasing, decreasing and textural stitches to make an item for your home. Tutor: Claire Mongomerie.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    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. Tutor: Rosie James.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Introduction to clothes making

    Course Date: Mon 14 Aug 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use a sewing machine and use simple techniques and processes. Begin with sampling before moving on to the construction of a simple top. Tutor: Silvia Sacrestano.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  11. Introduction to hand sewing

    Course Date: Sat 22 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of hand sewing and gain confidence in using this skill to repair and adapt. Get to grips with a variety of simple stitches to make seams and hems, and attach buttons. Tutor: Heather Belcher.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  12. Introduction to monogramming on leather

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a hand-stitched wallet or small bag with zip, and personalise it with your own gold stamped initials. You'll explore decorative embossing techniques in firm hide along the way.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  13. Introduction to the sewing machine

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use the sewing machine safely and confidently. Practise your machine sewing skills to make practical seams and hems, buttonholes, insert a zip and complete a small zipped pencil case or purse. Tutor: Heather Belcher.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  14. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Course Date: Sun 24 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £48.00

  15. Leather fashion accessories

    Course Date: Thu 19 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to a range of construction and decoration techniques for hand-stitched leather goods and accessories. Explore the decorative qualities of vegetable-tanned leather and learn how to make belts, cuffs, purses, boxes and small bags in firm leather. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

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