Beginners Dressmaking - 9th Sept 2017 - Stony Stratford, Nr Milton Kenyes

Date: 9th September

Time: 1pm til 4pm

Location: Room 2.3, York House, London Rd, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ.

Course Outline
A great introduction to dressmaking for those who can already sew and those just starting out sewing.  

We will look at how to use commercial sewing patterns, how to complete a range of dressmaking techinques such as buttonholes, zips and darts.  We will also look at how to select the right needle and how to sew with different fabrics e.g. knitted fabrics.

We will focus on looking at techniques in this class rather than completing a garment.

To make the class as flexible as possible there are two booking options.

1 -  If you wish to choose a pattern and fabric to bring along and start it at the class

Cost £35


2 - If you wish to focus on practising sewing techniques we will provide calico (plain cotton fabric which is easy to sew with) and some free patterns for you to use.


Cost £40

Tea/Coffee/cold drinks are included.




Sewing Machine Maintenance and getting the best from your sewing machine 9th Sept - Stony Stratford, Nr Milton Keynes

Date:  9th Sept

Time: 10:30am - 12pm


Room 2.3 York House, London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1JQ


Course Outline

Learn how to clean and oil your machine, check upper tension, check lower tension, check needle plate for scratches. 

Understand stitch formation, and the importance of the correct needle type, and corresponding thread. 

We will also have a section at the end where you can ask questions about any problems you have with your specific machine.

Please also bring along your sewing machine. 

We will provide use of sewing machine cleaning equipment, machine oil, threads, needles and fabric for testing.


Cost  £20




Private Lessons

I also teach private sewing lessons from my home in Kingsmead, Milton Keynes these are £20 per hour.

Private lessons can focus on the sewing skills you are keen to learn such as patchwork and quilting, interiors, bags and dressmaking.   I have sewing machines available to use
if you have not yet decided on your own machine.