Fridays 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Hendon Centre

Youth Fashion/Garment Construction /Dressmaking and Pattern Cutting Workshop

Fridays 5:30pm - 7:30pm. 6 Week Course. 7 -18 years old youth fashion/garment construction /dressmaking and pattern cutting workshop using recycling materials

Youth Fashion/Garment Construction /Dressmaking and Pattern Cutting Workshop

Time & Location

Fridays 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Hendon Centre, 28 Church End, London NW4 4JX, UK

About the Event

Workshops / Projects:

Making friends with your sewing machine:

-How to start the sewing machine

-Name of different parts and their uses. Winding bobbin. Threading

-Practice stitching on paper template (no threading)

-Practice top stitching straight lines on kalico

-Making a seam

Project: Make an apron / simple top from re-cycle material

Introduction to machine decorative stitch

-Practice stitching with zigzag on calico

-Practice patched fabric

-Experimenting with appliqué technique

Project: Add an appliqué motif (hand stitch or machine stitch) on a top, T-shirt/ or skirt.

Introduction to trimmings and fastening:

Practice stitching ribbons, lace, poppers, buttons, buttonholes(hand), Velcro

Project: Embellish or make up a garment using trimmings or buttons

Re-cycling an old pair of adult pair of blue denim jeans/or an old garment:

Project: Make a Simple dress, decorate to new!

Introduction to professional dressmaking techniques:

- Practice seam allowance, seam neatening, casing & elastic, zips…

Introduction to personalised pattern cutting: (including how to take measurement)

-Draft a circular skirt or panel skirt or elasticated trousers

Project: Make a tank top, elasticised skirt or trousers (from your pattern)

Introduction to Commercial Pattern:

- Understanding instruction on commercial pattern

- Selecting style, cutting out

Project: make up garment (from re-cycle fabric)

Re-cycling an old adult t-shirt:

Project: Make an elasticated jersey short (boys) or elasticated jersey skirt

Re-cycling a cott