Sewing essentials for a professional finish

Learn the secrets of how to make your home made clothes look fabulous. Mmmm – very nice! …….. did you make it yourself?  – Do you ever get such comments, or are you never really happy about the finish you achieve on your home made projects?

Don’t worry. Spend a day taking in lots of useful information concerning many areas of dressmaking. This information will make you aware of the special couture techniques you need to put into practise to achieve that professional finish. These include:

  • using and applying the correct interfacing/interlining for your project
  • smooth darts
  • variety of hems
  • facings, under stitching
  • fitting in zips – open and concealed
  • variety of seam finishes
  • inserting a set in sleeve
  • perfect Princess line seams
  • professional Pressing techniques

You will produce samples during the day and gain lots of Professional sewing knowledge plus the couture techniques to take away with you. Why not let me know what your particular problems are then we could solve them on the day.
Duration: 1 day

Cost: £80 per day


6 thoughts on “Sewing essentials for a professional finish

  1. I am interested in doing a course in dressmaking. Could you tell me if you will be running any classes in the near future and when will theses courses take place?

  2. Thank you Gillian, for a great day’s sewing course. I have learnt so much and met some lovely ladies. I am even more inspired to keep sewing now. I will definitely be attending more courses in the future.

  3. What dates do you have for this year? Also, is it possible to borrow a sewing machine as I would attend when I am visiting my parents, I live in Aberdeen.

    • hello Janet, further to your email, just letting you know that I have put an additional class in for the sewing essentials for a professional finish on Saturday 23rd April to be held in Leeds if this is any good for you?

      other dates also:
      Wednesday 9th April Harrogate
      Wednesday 4th May Leeds
      Saturday 25th June Harrogate
      look forward to hearing from you Janet
      Kind regards

  4. Hi. I have basic sewing skills from YouTube. I’m looking at making children’s clothes. Which is the best course?

    Many thanks

  5. Hello Eloise, Lovely to hear from you and I’m so sorry I haven’t got back to you before now but your message has just appeared now on my website system. Are you still interested in making your children’s clothes? If so, as you already have basic sewing skills I can recommend the Sewing essential for a professional finish. The next scheduled class for this, is to be held on Saturday 19th November in North Leeds. I do have just 1 place left for this class and you would be more than welcome to come along.

    I will send you another email with more details via the email account.

    Kind regards

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