Our range of beginner dressmaking classes is growing!
We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re very excited to introduce two brand new classes to help you navigate that tricky first path from using your first pattern, to inserting your first concealed zip, to really nailing that fit.
Our two Intro to Dressmaking classes have already proved themselves to be super popular on our repertoire. So after you’ve made the Ultimate Shift Dress, why not move onto one of our brand new classes? Meet them below!
Come and sew a classic pleated skirt with us, whilst learning a whole new sewing skill set!
The Lizzie Skirt is the ultimate in versatility. Make her in a light and crisp cotton for those breezy summer days or opt for something with luxurious drape to take her out on the town. With a signature 50’s style, cinched in waist and flattering knee length hem, Lizzie will take you from dawn ’til dusk!
With a focus on fitting and beautiful construction details, the Zoe Dress will end your Intro to Dressmaking journey in style! Made up in denim, she’s the perfect day dress for trips around town, or try her in a stretch cotton or suiting fabric and she’ll be your new favourite work dress.
The Zoe Dress is a semi-fitted shift dress with innovative design lines. To create Zoe’s gentle fit, the side seams have been brought forward and allow perfectly placed in seam pockets within a slim, flattering silhouette. French darts at the bust add additional waist and bust shaping. The neckline is finished with a facing, and the princess seamed back with a neat concealed zip.
Some of our classes have had a makeover!!
We’ve been running sewing classes at Sew Over It for almost six years now! It’s time for a makeover!
Read on to see how some classes are changing…
Our NEW Intro to Sewing course is still for absolute beginners but now you will get the opportunity to make up some fun pyjama shorts to get you started on your dressmaking journey!
Even if you have never seen a sewing machine before, this course will give you the confidence to work on a whole variety of sewing projects. We will start from scratch, showing you how to thread the sewing machine, before building your skills with our three tailor-made projects.
Here’s how the course is broken down…
Session 1: Make a cushion cover! We start off gently by getting you familiar with the sewing machine. Learn how to thread your machine and sew in a straight line, before making a cushion cover. Decorate your cushion with self-covered buttons.
Session 2: Make a canvas toiletry bag! We’ll walk you through putting in a zip and once you’re ready you’ll whip up a zipped toiletry bag, learning how to finish the seams with zig zag stitch as you go.
Sessions 3 & 4: In the last two sessions of Intro to Sewing you’ll make your first foray into dressmaking with some super cosy pyjama shorts. You’ll learn the basics of cutting out a clothing pattern and sewing up the shorts, as well as constructing a waistband, hemming and inserting elastic.
Want to dip your toe in the sewing pool but not sure whether you want to commit to a full course yet? Then this is the class for you!
Learn how to sew whilst making yourself a lovely drawstring bag or tote bag – perfect to use as a laundry bag as well as for your gym kit, travelling and keeping things nice and tidy.
This is a beginner’s class so no sewing experience at all is required. We will teach you how to cut and pin fabric, thread a machine, sew in a straight line keeping to the seam allowance, and how to finish the inside of your bag to stop it from fraying. You will leave with a finished bag!
One for you advanced beginner dressmakers… Learn how to sew tricky lightweight drapey fabrics such as silk, crepe de chine or rayon! Make a beautiful cami top or kimono whilst doing so. Which one you choose is up to you!
Learn how to attach a neckline and armhole joined facing (there’s a special technique!), how to sew french seams, and how to do a rolled hem on an overlocker, as well as lots of tips and tricks for sewing and cutting slippery fabrics.
If you choose the Kimono Jacket pattern, you will learn how to lengthen or shorten the pattern to the desired hem and sleeve length. You will then learn how to insert a kimono sleeve and bind the neckline edge using a mixture of hand and machine sewing skills.
Are you joining us on a Sew Over It sewing class soon? Remember, after every class you complete, you’ll receive 10% off your next one. Which sewing skills will you grow this year?