Introduction to Dressmaking Level 1
Classes designed for beginners. On this course you will learn the basics of using the sewing machine quickly moving on to take an in-depth look into different dressmaking techniques as well as understanding how they work and how to attain the perfect finish, building your confidence and learning new skills. Discover notches, darts, facings, buttonholes, zips, working with facings, woven fabrics, how to read and understand commercial patterns, with a view to making a basic garment to end the 5-week block.
Introduction to Dressmaking Level 2
For those with the basic understanding of dressmaking but would like to learn more, refine skills and discover advanced sewing techniques to include but not limited too; pleats, gathering, under stitching, stay stitching and understanding the importance of use.
Over the 5-week we will guide students in making garments of your choice, assisting with layplays, cutting processes, fit and construction.
Womenswear Pattern Making
Pattern making introduces students to the core skills of pattern reading, laying out pattern pieces when cutting fabric and all the necessary elements of garment construction, such as seam allowances and fastenings. Working from a standard size 12 block students will learn how to make a range of pattern pieces for the bodice, skirt and sleeve. Pattern making techniques will cover accurate body measurements, dart transfers and pattern manipulations to create either a tailored look or to add fullness.
Helping to revive a culture of make & mend, this programme introduces you to a range of creative techniques & explores sustainable solutions that can easily be adopted at home. From repairs, alterations & reimagining clothes this course will introduce core sewing skills & many mending techniques that will enable you to take the first steps to becoming a true conscious consumer.
Ran over 6 weeks, you will develop practical and technical skills, as well as learning new & purposeful ways to approach fashion in a sustainable manner, making the most out of your current warbrobe & save you money.
Intergenerational Skill Swapping
Sewing skills are dying out with the older generation. In a bid to restore sewing skills our project will see older and younger people come together, through intergenerational skill swapping. Paired together to exchange skills this will encourage stronger societal respect and support networks.
We believe in creating an inclusive society that supports oner another. By sharing talents with others, we can restore sense of belonging and purpose.
Community connectivity is an essential part of our mission and we have seen the importance of communities coming together since the pandemic. We deliver project led programmes designed with your community group in mind. We introduce a vast array of sewing techniques through leisure sewing classes, dressmaking, embroidery & one-off workshops encouraging everyone to come together for social interaction, to deliver support for groups in one place, access services and to engage in positive community activity.
Secondary Schools & FE Partnerships
Delivered in local secondary schools and further education colleges, our workshops have a strong focus on embedding the creative industries into current curriculum teachings. Lessons are planned to introduce students to potential career pathways and inspire creative thinking that will positively impact their current studies.
We highly recommend teachers, colleges and lecturers to get in touch to find out more.
Sip & Stitch Events
Sip & Stitch is an evening hosted at the studio, encouraging stitch lovers to join one another, in person in a relaxing environment where you'll feel immediately welcomed.
We invite you to let your imagination run wild and craft a unique bag you'll treasure forever. For this event we've created beautiful bags using off-cuts, ready to be customised with trim, lace, embroidery or beading all guided and supported by our team of sewing experts.
(We offer one complimentary adult beverage but feel free to BYOB to keep the party flowing!)
Looking for a fun & confidence building experience for your staff or corporate team? Perhaps an appreciation day to welcome teachers back to school in September?
No matter the occasion, our 'Sewing for Teams' package is perfect for team building, office parties or staff appreciation. Through sewing and/or fashion activities, participants will exit their daily routine and enter a fully creative space. Activities and projects are geared toward creative thinking and teamwork. Learn new skills while working together and sharing a fun experience.
This package includes:
- Private hire of Sew Ready studio or request us to come to you.
- 2.5 + hours of creative activities for up to 14 participants
- Customised projects
- Machine briefing and set up demonstration
- Tea, Coffee and light snacks provided
- Memories that will last a lifetime
To request our full Sewing for Teams package please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why join us?
Our adult classes are very popular and we welcome all ages and levels of experience. With the Great British Sewing Bee back on our screens sewing has many positive mental benefits:
- Reduces stress and boosts wellbeing
- Relaxing meditative art
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- Fights dementia
- Make friends who share the same passion
- Feel joy of making & wearing clothes you made