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Simple shell top- Beginners dressmaking class 12 hours before event starts £49.00 £0.00

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 Beginner plus dressmaking- Simple sleeveless shell top

You must already be able to use a sewing machine before attending this course, if not try one of our beginners sewing classes.

Are you itching to get started making your own clothes? If so this is the perfect introduction to dressmaking

This class runs both as a half day session at the weekend, and on selected evenings

Summer shell top- A beginners dressmaking class 
Demystify the language of dressmaking. Sew a simple sleevless top, using an easy sewing pattern
  • Learn how to measure yourself and choose the correct pattern size
  • Adapt the pattern to suit your measurements
  • Get to grips with laying out pattern pieces onto fabric
  • Learn how to sew in side bust darts
  • Discover how to sew an easy all in one neck and armhole facing
  • Finish of your top with a classic narrow hem. The top has options for a high low hem, or a straight hemline
Cost: £49 (max 5 places per class)

Time: 10.30 am – 2 pm. weekends, 6.30- 10 pm on a weeknight. Arrive on time, as session starts promptly
Materials required: All tools and pattern are included – just bring 1.6m of fabric suitable for a lightweight top!
Refreshments: Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Bring a sandwich if coming at the weekend, as we will stop for a quick bite!

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The Thrifty Stitcher Studio
Unit 21, 4-6 Shelford Place
Stoke Newington
N16 9HS London
United Kingdom


The Thrifty Stitcher

Learn to sew with Claire-Louise Hardie, The Sewing Producer and Mastermind for The Great British Sewing Bee! She's a Professional Costumier with an impressive CV of employers that includes-
ITV:The RSC:The Royal National Theatre:BBC: Regent’s Park open air Theatre and “The Audience” with Dame Helen Mirren.


I have a passion for teaching beginners to sew!


When not teaching at The Thrifty Studio I'm also a Love sewing Magazine columnist: A Sewing Bee Author: Pattern Designer and a Masters student at London College of Fashion

My first book: ``The Great British Sewing Bee- Fashion with Fabric`` won best sewing book 2015 in the British Sewing Awards.

Some of my masters research work is currently part of the Balenciaga Exhibition at The V and A Museum. 


I offer small sized, friendly sewing classes and courses in Stoke Newington North London. 

My mission is to de-mystify the art of sewing and clothes making, showing you just how easy and fun it can be. We offer a range of contemporary sewing classes, suitable for adults at all levels. Fitting is our passion, and we love to helping students make clothes that fit.

Come and be inspired at my lovely working studio, and leave with a passion for sewing

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