Fashion, sewing and clothes making

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. Fashion: intermediate sewing skills

    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

  2. Fashion: professional garment construction

    Fashion: professional garment construction

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to advance your skills? This course will enable you to develop your clothes making skills in order to sew a skirt, enhance your finish and create a new and professionally finished addition to your wardrobe. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  3. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Course Date: Fri 2 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  4. Making responsibly: the Oxfam project

    Making responsibly: the Oxfam project

    Course Date: Sat 10 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Breathe new life into old fabrics and unused clothing. You will be taught how to upcycle garments by deconstructing and re-constructing, draping on the stand, using design skills, textile stitch skills and print techniques.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Course Date: Sun 11 Feb 2018
    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. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Sewing on Sundays: intermediate

    Sewing on Sundays: intermediate

    Course Date: Sun 18 Feb 2018
    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
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Start sewing

    Start sewing

    Course Date: Tue 27 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn essential sewing skills. Use a needle and thread, scissors and pins to make basic stitches. Progress to using a sewing machine safely and confidently to make simple seams and hems and insert a zip.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Introduction to fashion sketchbook

    Introduction to fashion sketchbook

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Make a leather satchel

    Make a leather satchel

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start the new season with a custom-made messenger bag! Learn to adapt a pattern, cut out, attach buckles and other fittings, and construct your own bag in firm hide, incorporating fabric if you wish. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  10. Embroidery and embelishment for fashion and textiles

    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

  11. Sewing on Sundays: advanced

    Course Date: Sun 6 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Bring 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. 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

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