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Essential Sewing Skills Full Course

This 4-session course will teach you all the skills you need to know to make your dressmaking projects look handmade, rather than 'home-made'

Each session includes the whys and wherefores of the various techniques covered, practical demonstrations and plenty of opportunity to practise them for yourself under expert guidance to build your confidence.

The classes are 3 hours long and are held every 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to practice between lessons.

Course structure

Session 1 - sewing perfect seams; press-as-you-go; facings; trimming & grading;interfacing; understitiching

Session 2 -  how to sew perfect darts (including straight, diamond -shaped and curved); French darts; gathering & easing; lining & underlining

Session 3 - perfect fastenings; invisible (or concealed) zips; centred zips; lapped zips; fly-front zips; buttonholes; fabric-covered buttons

Session 4- sleeves and cuff; easing-in & gathering; pressing techniques for a beautifully smooth sleeve cap; making & applying cuffs.


£130, including all materials.

Easy-pay option: £70 non-refundable deposit, £30 at first session, £30 at third session

Do you have questions about Essential Sewing Skills Course? Contact Fit 2 Sew - Dressmaking & Pattern fitting specialists


Fit 2 Sew School
35a Hazelwood Grove
South Croydon
CR2 9DW Surrey
United Kingdom

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Fit 2 Sew - Dressmaking & Pattern fitting specialists

At Fit2Sew we are passionate about sewing and making clothes that fit!

We want to share our passion with home dressmakers and inspire them to make perfecty-fitting clothes that flatter their own unique shape.

We run small friendly classes, ranging from basic sewing skills for absolute beginners through to fitting and sewing a fabulous dress and trousers. We specialise in teaching pattern fitting techniques to guarantee perfect results for clothes that fit like a dream!

Classes are held in Croydon, Surrey. 

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