Clothes Making & Fashion

  • Fabrics that students can use in our classes.


Grace Carter-Allen

Current Classes

Monday evening from 6.45pm to 9.15pm
Thursday evening from 6.45pm to 9.15pm
Friday Morning from 10am to 12:30pm

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

There is a maximum of 12 students for this class.

Entry Requirements and Assessment

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

You work will be assessed by the tutor.


11 weeks


All Sewn Up, Unit 1, The Coop Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG.


Tel: 020 7840 0216

Start and end dates

Autumn Term Date: from Monday 1 September to Friday 6 December 2018

Number of Students:

12 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.

Tuition Fee

£150.00 (11 sessions)

How to Apply

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