CLP Clothes Making/Fashion

Tutor: Grace Carter-Allen

Current Classes

  1. Monday evening from 6.45pm to 9.15pm
  2. Thursday evening from 6.45pm to 9.15pm
  3. Friday Morning from 10am to 12:30pm


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.               

Entry Requirements:
All levels. This course is for learners with no knowledge of clothes making as well as for learners who have previous experience.

11 weeks

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

Start and End Dates:

SUMMER TERM 2018: from Monday 16th April to Friday 13th July 2018

Course Content:                                                                                                                               

  • Introduction and consolidation to the use of sewing and overlocking machines
  • 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.
  • Learners will learn how to use commercial patterns or apply the above knowledge to own design.

Number of Students:
12 maximum

Tutor feedback
Learner self assessment

You will have the use of all equipment in the workroom which includes:- LARGE TABLES, SEWING MACHINES, OVERLOCKERS, IRONS & METAL RULERS.

Material Costs:
You will need to supply all fabrics, haberdashery & your own sewing kit, list available at first session. Some materials are obtainable from the tutor. Price list available in the classroom.

Tuition Fee:

How to Apply:

Enrol in person, by post or email

Enrolment form available online (see left hand menu) or on request (by phone or email).