Children’s dressmaking Summer school

children's summer dressmaking school

Would your child like the opportunity to learn how to make a garment from start to finish? This year we are offering a week long Summer school in dressmaking. Over the course of 5 mornings they will make a pinafore dress. We will supply the pattern and the denim fabric to make the garment in too. If for any reason you desire to make it in another fabric please get in touch so we can advise and refund as appropriate. This is a week long course aimed at those children who can already use a sewing machine and have a desire to learn how to make their own clothes.

The Summer school is aimed at children aged 10 years and over, who are expressing a keen interest in dressmaking and will enjoy 5 consecutive sessions working on one project. Please note they do need to attend every day.




12 Aug 2024


9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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By booking this event you can attend all occurrences. Some of them are listed below but there might be more.
Mon 12th Aug 9:30 am - Mon 12th Aug 12:30 pm
Tue 13th Aug 9:30 am - Tue 13th Aug 12:30 pm
Wed 14th Aug 9:30 am - Wed 14th Aug 12:30 pm
Thu 15th Aug 9:30 am - Thu 15th Aug 12:30 pm
Fri 16th Aug 9:30 am - Fri 16th Aug 12:30 pm
Children's dressmaking summer school
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What will we cover?

Your child will receive a comprehensive introduction to dressmaking, starting by taking measurements, cutting out the correct pattern and fabric pieces and then sewing them together to make the finished garment.

How will I be taught?

In our light and airy studio by our experienced textiles teacher

Do I need any previous experience or skills?

This Summer school is for children aged 10 years and over who know how to use a sewing machine. This means that they will be comfortable threading and inserting a bobbin on the sewing machine in our studio once shown.

Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?

We will supply the pattern and the fabric, denim. Should you wish to use a different fabric please get in touch so that we can advise and issue a refund as appropriate.

What will I take home with me?

At the end of the week you will go home with a finished garment.


Drinks and biscuits will be available


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.



Barbara Bradley
Barbara Bradley

Barbara has loved her career as a dedicated Textiles teacher for over 40 years. Having started in Yorkshire schools she has witnessed many changes to the curriculum over the years, but she has always been passionate about developing and bringing out the creativity of the students she has taught. Now that she has retired she has more time for herself and can spend all day in her own work room whenever she wants, what could be better?

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