Learn how to sew T Shirt Courses




Have you always wanted to be able to sew tee shirts, perhaps for yourself, for a child, men’s t shirts, women’s ee shirts?  You choose.  Come along on this 3 hour course and you will make a tee shirt.  You will learn how to hem, how to sew a professional neckline, how to insert the sleeves. In industry tee shirts are made using overlockers.  If you don’t have an overlocker, no need to worry, I will teach you all the techniques you need to make a tee shirt using a sewing machine.

Patterns will be supplied for men’s, women’s and children’s tee shirts.  You will leave with the Tee shirt you have made, as well as having learned all the techniques you need to make your own tee shirt projects at home.

All materials, equipment and fabrics included.

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A Line Skirts : Great to wear for all occasions and easy to make



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A line skirts are so popular at the moment, on the red carpet and with celebrities.  They are so easy to wear, and easy to make once you know how.

This is a great course for those of you who have attended the absolute beginners course or for those who want to start making their own clothes. An overlocker will be used as well as a sewing machine, although you do not need any previous experience using an overlocker.  Alternative methods of neating seams and hem will be given so that you can make more skirt at home even if you do not own an overlocker .  

-how to understand pattern markings
-how to lay out the pattern on the fabric
-how to cut out the skirt accurately
-how to sew the skirt sections together
-how to insert a zip
-how to apply facings at the waist
-how to sew a neat hem

You will be shown how to adjust the length of your pattern and adjust it for the perfect fit.   You will leave the course with a skirt you have made for yourself, lots of confidence and the pattern to enable you to make lots more skirts that you know will fit.  You can then make up lots of skirts in a variety of fabrics and they will all look different.

All equipment and materials provided.  Patterns available in sizes 8 to 18.

Maximum number of places 4

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Have you always wanted to learn how to make a classic man’s shirt

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Classic Shirt Making Course

On this course you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to make a man’s shirt (these techniques are also used on women’s tailored shirts).   You will learn:

-how to sew a traditional classic shirt collar with stand
-sew sleeve plackets and tucks/pleats on the shirt sleeve
-how to attach the cuffs to the sleeve
-how to sew and attach shirt sleeves
-how to sew the button band
-how to attach a professional patch pocket
-how to attach a double yoke
-how to sew a neat accurate hem

You will make samples of all of the above techniques which you can use as a reference on future shirt making projects.  You will leave with the skills and confidence to start making your own shirts. You must be confident using a sewing machine before attending this course.

All equipment and materials included

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New easy to sew dressmaking pattern : Available as PDF format or as a paper pattern


Welcome to Debbie, the new very easy to make dress and top, dressmaking pattern.  The pattern is available in PDF download format and also paper format.  Easy to follow step by step instructions with sewing tips.


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Learn how to Sew Bras and Lingerie : Award winning Lingerie Courses in Birmingham

Click here to see the next available bra making and lingerie courses.  

Hen Parties : Make your feather masks to wear on your fun night out










Are you planning a party, why not get together and create beautiful feather masks, they are great to wear on a group night out.   From only  £30 per person.   We also offer cream teas.  To see more information click here

Hen Parties : Make your own clock : Make time for a Party


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I made his clock for my daughter because she is always late.  Book a hen party and all your hens can design and make their own clocks.  Great fun for everyone

Amy’s Jewellery making Hen Party at Birmingham School of Sewing


Amy’s Hen Party Jewellery making Birmingham


It was lovely to meet Rebecca, the hen organising the party, Amy the future bride and all of her hens today, at Amy’s Jewellery making Hen Party, what a lovely and talented group of women.  They all made a bracelet, necklace, earrings or all three!

Pattern Cutting : Easy pattern drafting for Bralettes and Briefs : Date to be confirmed. Please email if you are interested in attending this course

This 2 day course will take you to the next level up from the 3 day Lingerie course.  It is a great course for those of you who want to  add to their lingerie sewing ability and work at the next level of designing knicker patterns for all sizes and sew the finished designs.  Perhaps you want make them for yourself or as gifts, you may even want to start up your own lingerie business and do not and need to know how to design patterns for your collections.  make your own  and for people who want to start their own lingerie business.  You will learn how to draft basic patterns and how to design  your own patterns for knickers, French Knickers,  briefs and thongs and finally how to sew them.    You will learn about the different types of lace including stretch lace,  you will produce samples of  ways to apply different elastics and we will discuss various trims.    If you have already attended the 3 day lingerie course and want to move up to the next level then this course is especially for you.

You will leave with the knowledge of how to make patterns for a whole variety of knickers, support knickers, briefs, thongs, stretch lace knickers, French Knickers.  You will have a range of patterns for the different styles of knickers, you will have learned the skills to design your own knickers for any size.  You will produce samples and designs and make up at least one of your designs, time permitting you will make up a second pair or third pair (depending you your sewing machine skills)!

You must have attended the 3 day Lingerie Course in order to attend this advanced one

All equipment and materials are provided.

Maximum 5 places available                  Click here for more information and to book

Award Winning Bridal Course in Birmingham : 10am-4pm : Mon/Tues/Wed 9th/10th/11th July 2018

3 day bridal courses


On this award winning course you will learn all about making bridal gowns from Sheila-May,  who has been making bespoke bridal gowns for over 30 years and had her dresses featured in various articles, including on the cover of ‘You and Your Wedding’ magazine!  This is also an ideal course for those of you who want to make prom dresses and ball gowns.

Small classes, only six people

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3 Day Bridal Course
Thank you very much for everything you have taught me over past few days it’s been brilliant and you have converted me to an invisible foot too.  You are a very talented lady and should you hold any more advanced bridal courses I would very tempted to join you again.  Thank you very much for sharing some of your knowledge with me.
Kind regards Sheena.


3 Day Bridal Course
I would like to say that you so much for the course that I recently attended with you.  This is one of the few times that I realised that I was at the right place doing the right thing for me. First of all, I enjoyed myself so much.  It didn’t feel like learning yet I learned so much.  I enjoyed the environment as it was student friendly. You went over and above your call of duty to clarify to me some questions I had about my own projects. Thank you for the invaluable advice on business especially on pricing.One thing for certain, you will see me again this September for the Pattern Cutting course. I look forward to it. Sue