San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About This Course
Making your own clothes is about learning to BE YOURSELF. Choose your own fabric; fit it to your own unique body; express your own unique style. If you're tired of wearing low qaulity, ill-fitting, generic hi-street clothing, then this course is your opportunity to break from the herd.
Led by Alison Drever, this is a 10 week, in-depth introduction to making your own clothing. The course is intended to equip you with basic skills that you can develop and apply to a range of clothing types. Learn how to use a sewing machine, work with paper patterns, and understand different fabric types. Practice basic techniques on small samples, then apply them to constructing a 'toile' (a prototype garment). Finally, make your own unique garment from our pattern selection in a fabric of your choice.
This is a Beginner level course, which means it's suitable for you if you're an absolutely beginner, have limited experience, or just feeling a little rusty. Our studio has a sewing machine available for each student; although you can bring your own if you like. And don't worry if you might miss one or two classes: we've plenty of opportunities to catch up through our Sunday Sewing Sessions, machine rental, or private tuition.