Clare's Craft Centre


You will need to be able to use a sewing machine competently 

       This includes

  • Threading
  • Filling and replaching the bobbin
  • Selecting the stitches/Changing the stitch length and width 
  • Changing feet

Course Details

£145 Per person

Excludes the cost of materials

The course will run for 6 weeks commencing on 3rd April and running every Wednesday Evening from 6pm to 9pm

April 3rd 10th 17th

​May 1st 8th 15th

Full payment will be required to book a place

Afraid of using your sewing machine?

Sew without Fear!

1-2-1 or 2-2-1 tution

Bring along your sewing machine(any make, model or age) or use the Craft Centre sewing machines to learn the essentials including:

  • Different types of thread and their use
  • Threading the machine
  • Filling and changing the bobbin
  • Selecting stitches
  • Adjusting stitch lengths and widths
  • Using different feet
  • Button holes
  • French seams
  • Top stitching
  • Sewing curved necklines
  • Gathering
  • And anything else your machine can do!

Prices for a 2 hour class are:

1 Person = £40

2 People = £60

Fee includes use of all equipment and sample fabrics

Beginner's Dressmaking

by Suzanne

Hello there,

Thank you for your interest in the beginners dress making course. It is going to be a fun, creative and sociable experience where you can learn professional sewing techniques.

We will be making a simple garment of your choice.

The garment may be a top/skirt/trousers/for an adult or child.

We will include zips, button holes, simple blouse collars/cuffs.

The course will NOT cover crafts or soft furnishings.

So that everyone can learn together as a group please do not choose to make something too complicated such as bridal wear, jeans, coats or jackets or tailored items.

All students will have the oppertunity to make a TOILE: This is a moch-up of the chosen garment in calico or cotton fabric before making up the chosen fabric. The is great for "a perfect fit" and a "practice run" before putting the scissors in you expensive fabric.