Beginner online workshop - learn to sew an easy skirt

Learn to sew an easy skirt

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This online workshop will start you off with sewing your own handmade wardrobe.

If you can use a sewing machine then you're ready to start making your own clothes! This online workshop will take you step by step through what you need to know. This isn’t just the theory – you’ll learn as you sew!

The Dominique Skirt pattern is included with this workshop.

What equipment do I need?

Sewing machine

Fabric

Basic sewing toolkit

Computer / tablet / smart phone and an internet connection to stream the videos

How long will this workshop take?

That’s up to you! The course is broken down into manageable, bitesize lessons that you can take at a pace that suits you. It includes 11 videos, from 3 to 13 minutes long, plus extra written tuition and downloadable resources. You may like to spread the lessons out over a few evenings or set aside a weekend for a binge sewing session.

This online workshop contains fully captioned video lessons, written tuition and downloadable resourses.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Module 1

START USING SEWING PATTERNS

  • How to take your measurements and choose your size
  • What to do if you’re between sizes, a different proportion, or need a bigger size
  • Understand pattern markings such as notches and grainline arrows
Module 2

MARK + CUT FABRIC ACCURATELY

  • How to lay out the fabric and pattern
  • Using patterns on the straight grain and the bias
  • Tips for accurate fabric cutting
  • Learn to cut fabric without damaging the pattern
  • How to transfer pattern markings and notches
Module 3

THE ESSENTIALS OF CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION

  • Get your head around how garments come together
  • Techniques for pinning and stitching seams together
  • How to stabilise bias-cut edges to stop stretching
Module 4

FINISH YOUR SEAMS

  • Make the inside of your skirt look neat and tidy
  • Learn to finish seams on your regular machine, using zigzag stitch
  • Practise pressing techniques to give your skirt a professional finish
Module 5

MAKE YOUR OWN SKIRT

  • Sew an easy peasy straight skirt with a free skirt pattern
  • Progress to making a bias-cut flared skirt
  • How to make an elasticated waistband – no need for fiddly zips or buttonholes!
  • Learn two methods of hemming
  • How to ease in a flared hem
Module 6

STYLE YOUR SKIRT

  • Make a matching sash to tie around your skirt
  • Find out an easy peasy way of making belt loops
  • Create, topstitch and reinforce turnover top pockets

WORKSHOP BENEFITS

1

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEOS

Follow an in-depth programme, structured with our trusted format.
See the sewing in detail with our video lessons!

2

ON-DEMAND ACCESS

Learn at a pace that suits you, any time of day, with no deadlines.
Set your own timetable!

3

LEARN AT HOME

Take the workshop from the comfort of your own home, using your own sewing machine.
There's no need to travel to a class or book a date in your busy diary!

4

GREAT VALUE

Revisit the lessons as often as you like, whenever you need a refresher -
for a fraction of the price of attending a face-to-face class!

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

BEGINNERS
You’ve just learnt to use a sewing machine and are ready to start making clothes

RETURNEES
You’ve sewn a bit in the past and fancy a refresher class to get you back into it

LEARNERS
You’ve attended a beginner class and want a resource you can refer to at home

QUILTERS
You love making quilts and cushions but are scared of sewing clothes

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Tilly Walnes

Tilly Walnes is a best-selling sewing author, teacher and founder of Tilly and the Buttons. She has been writing about sewing, designing and teaching for over a decade.

Named 'Most Inspirational Sewing Personality' in the British Sewing Awards, Tilly’s teaching is down-to-earth, encouraging and packed full of helpful tips. She loves sewing, and wants you to love it too!

What makers are saying

The workshop is perfectly structured and so much fun! Thank you Tilly for taking me through the first steps of my sewing journey - who knew that just a few months later I would be making beautiful dresses and skirts!

Hollie
Hollie

Any question I had as a complete beginner was answered as I worked through the lessons. The videos and downloads meant that I could take my time with each step and build confidence.

Laura Victoria

The video tutorials were a great confidence boost. Tilly's knowledge shone through and put me at complete ease. I thought, 'I could do that' and it turned out I could. I'm so happy I took this workshop!

Katie
Katie

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LEARN TO SEW SKIRTS
£49

Includes:

Instant, on-demand access

11 video lessons

Closed captions available on all videos

Written tuition + downloadable resources

Dominique Skirt PDF sewing pattern in sizes UK6-20 / US2-16 / EUR34-48

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Two course bundle + make friends with a sewing machine
£69

Includes:

Instant on-demand access to:

Make Friends with a Sewing Machine
Learn to Sew an Easy Skirt

Dominique skirt PDF sewing pattern in sizes UK6-20 / US2-16 / EUR34-48

19 video lessons

Closed captions available on all videos

Written tuition + downloadable resources

Great value! £78 if purchased individually

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