Clothes Making & Fashion

Learn new or refresh essential sewing techniques whilst making stylish and original outfits you’ll be proud of – create garments to your taste and fit. designer


Grace Carter-Allen

Start and End Dates

Mondays 13 September to 18 October 2021, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mondays 1 November to 6 December 2021, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


6 weeks or 12 weeks

Tuition Fee

£125 for 6 sessions or £200 for 12 sessions
individual sessions £25

Introduction and Course Content

Beginners will learn how to use sewing and over-locking machines and to make a series of samples including a variety of seams, pockets, inserted zips and collars before starting on own projects.

Intermediate and advanced students will be supported in the making of garments using commercial or own patterns, learning any relevant new skills as required, under the supervision and assistance of our qualified Fashion tutor.

Sewing techniques you may learn or refresh include:
Introduction and consolidation to the use of sewing and overlocking machines
Use of commercial patterns or own designs

Beginners will learn to:
Insert a variety of zips
Apply a range of pockets
Make a range of collars and cuffs
Apply a range of seams
Use a variety of machine feet including zipper foot
Learners with previous knowledge will be able to apply the above to garments old and new.

Entry Requirements

All levels. This course is for adult learners (18+) with no knowledge of clothes making as well as for learners who have previous experience.


All Sewn Up, Unit 1, The Coop Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG.
Tel:  020 7840 0216

Number of Students

10 maximum


Tutor feedback
Learner self-assessment


You will have the use of all equipment in the workroom including: large tables, sewing machines, over-lockers, irons & metal rulers.

Material Costs

You will need to supply all fabrics, haberdashery & your own sewing kit, list available at first session. Some materials can be purchased from the tutor. Price list available in the classroom.

How to Apply

Enrol in person, by post or email
Enrolment form available online or on request (by phone or email).