In-Person Classes

Make, create and gain a new hobby with our range of in-person sewing classes.
Build your confidence, learn professional sewing skills and premium techniques
with our expert instructors.

Learn to Sew

£135.00

Darwin (AU): email info@madetosew.com to enquire

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Wanting to step into the world of sewing but don’t know where to start?

Learn to Sew is for complete beginners, where you can learn to sew with confidence. On this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine and build an understanding of all parts, stitches and settings.

We will also teach you basic techniques including sewing accurate straight lines and corners, inserting a zip, topstitching and quilting. Throughout the class you will work to create an envelope cushion cover, reversible tote bag, and a wash bag with a zip fastening. Free printed patterns are included.

Come along and get inspired to sew!

Purchase a Beginners Sewing Kit

Premium Dressmaking

£150.00

Darwin (AU): email info@madetosew.com to enquire

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The Premium Dressmaking class is all about you; you can learn what you want, when you want and cater the class to your own personal learning desires. Bring along a pattern and project of your choice and get the help needed to improve your dressmaking skills, fitting and finishing techniques.

Students are taught on an individual basis within a small group class, providing a large amount of 1-to-1 tuition and allowing you to pick up tips and techniques from other projects.

Whether you require help fitting garments to your individual figure, sewing with difficult fabrics, making a professional shirt for the first time or constructing your own lingerie, this class will help you to achieve your goals.

It is necessary to have previous sewing and dressmaking experience. Please join our Beginners Dressmaking class if you are brand new to dressmaking to learn the basic skills, or our Intermediate Dressmaking class if you need to brush up or improve your dressmaking skills.

Hire a Sewing Machine | Purchase a Premium Dressmaking Kit

Fitting Techniques

£150.00

Darwin (AU): email info@madetosew.com to enquire

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Understand fitting and how to fit a garment on your individual figure. In this two-day class you will work with Aneka to study your shape and size; leaving the class with a pattern that fits perfectly, an understanding of your figure and how to implements these amendments to other Made to Sew patterns.

Using your choice of Made to Sew pattern the course will begin by taking a number of accurate body measurements. We ask that you wear or bring suitable snug clothing and well fitting underwear that you wear regularly.

Working firstly on the 2D pattern you will apply a variety of adjustments suited to your individual shape and size. Once complete you will move on to create a sample garment (calico toile), and fit the 3D garment on your body, continuing amendments to achieve a perfect fit. You will leave the class with a pattern that fits perfectly and is ready to cut out in the real fabric at home. As well as a deep understanding of how to fit your individual figure and the necessary adjustments you should be making to our (Made to Sew) range of dressmaking patterns.

Where possible we recommend working with a fitted dress or jacket pattern such as; Copen Dress, Reva Dress or Paxton Jacket.  We recommend attending our fitting techniques course to achieve a perfect fit prior to taking more detailed courses. It is necessary to have previous sewing and dressmaking experience.

Hire a Sewing Machine | Purchase a Premium Dressmaking Kit

Paxton Jacket

£460.00

Portland (USA): Tues 21st to Sat 25th July 10:00-16:00 – Book Here
Fort Lauderdale (USA): Mon 27th to Fri 31st July 09:30-16:00 – Book Here
Melbourne (AU): Tues 20th to Sat 24th October 10:00-17:00

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Make a Paxton Jacket in one of our classes and learn firsthand how to speed tailor a professional looking garment. The Paxton Jacket can be made in your choice of leather or fabric; complete kits will be available to purchase prior to the course.

The jacket is speed tailored using top-quality professional interfacing, with the addition of shoulder pads and sleeve heads. The jacket is fully lined, and is constructed with a bagged lining technique. You will learn how to sew a notched collar, attach a front zip fastening, introduce zip fastened welt pockets and zip fastened gussets on the sleeve cuffs.

During the course you will learn to understand the concept of speed tailoring and how you can apply these techniques to future garments. The pattern is designed to be constructed from leather and therefore the jacket can be sewn without any hand-sewing; however hand-sewing techniques may be adopted should individuals prefer.

It is necessary to have previous sewing and dressmaking experience. To make the most out of the course we recommend that students fit a sample garment prior to the course start date. This can be done at one of our Fitting Techniques workshops and we try to coincide these with the course dates. Join us to create a perfectly fitting, timeless, wardrobe staple.

Students will receive a FREE copy of the Paxton Jacket pattern with the course.
Payment plans are available email info@madetosew.com.

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