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. Leather fashion accessories

    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

  2. Fashion: Sewing & garment construction

    Fashion: Sewing & garment construction

    Course Date: Thu 26 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn all about professional garment construction. Gain fashion and sewing skills and an understanding of how garments are made. Learn sewing skills to make a simple ladies top. Men would also benefit from the skills gained on this course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Course Date: Tue 7 Nov 2017 (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. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Introduction to sewing: make a bag in a day

    Introduction to sewing: make a bag in a day

    Course Date: Tue 14 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic skills of hand and machine sewing and make a tote bag in a fabric of your choice. You will lay out pattern pieces, cut the fabric and sew simple seams.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Leather wallets

    Leather wallets

    Course Date: Thu 7 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a simple, folding leather wallet by hand over two evenings. You will be guided step by step, with the option to adapt the pattern to your own design. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  6. 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

  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. 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

  9. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Course Date: Fri 2 Feb 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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