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Courses

Details of all our courses are available below. Prices include all materials needed (unless otherwise stated).Courses can be booked online, over the telephone on 01858 466692, by post or in person at Leicestershire Craft Centre, 10a High Street, Market Harborough (above Monsoon).

Please note refunds and transfers for workshops and courses can only be given in the unlikely event of a workshop or course being cancelled due to insufficient numbers or unforeseeable circumstances.



Taster Courses Art & Sculpture Jewellery Sewing Dressmaking Homemaking Papercrafts Knitting/Crochet Felting & Textiles Seasonal Other Children's Courses

Dressmaking

5 week Daytime Dressmaking

Bring your own pattern and fabric and embark on a dressmaking project in this lovely, relaxed class with full tuition.

We sell patterns and fabric at the Craft Centre and we are always happy to advise you on suitable projects and fabrics to choose. Just pop in and have a chat with Katharine or Hannah.

Suitable for all levels.

 

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £120.00
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Beginners Pattern Cutting - Skirt Block

 Start learning to make your own patterns using your own measurements and create a skirt block.

You will learn to make a skirt from your own measurements and then use this to make a toile sample. Take your made-to-measure pattern home to make more!

 

Tutor: Laura Broughton
Cost: £65.00
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Dressmaking Master Class with HeatherJacks (2014 winner of the Great British Sewing Bee)

Winner of the Great British Sewing Bee, Heather Jacks, comes to Leicestershire Craft Centre to share her knowledge and couture sewing skills.

In this one-day workshop, bring along a pattern (vintage or modern) and fabric of your choice - if you can have your fabric already cut out, this will allow you more sewing time on the day - and let Heather guide you through the dress making process showing you the delights of couture!

Ideal for those who are relatively new to sewing who want to know how to do things 'properly' and also those who are more experienced who want to go to the next level and learn some couture techniques for a fantastically professional finish!

 

Tutor: Heather Jacks
Cost: £72.00
Available Dates
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Sunday
25/02/2018
10.00-17.00

available places: 7
Sunday
29/04/2018
10.00-17.00

available places: 8



Evening Dressmaking Course

A block of evening sessions where you will learn how to follow a dressmaking pattern and make an item of clothing of your choice (it doesn't have to be a dress!) guided by our expert dressmaker. 

You will need to bring your own pattern, fabric, thread and notions to this course. This course is suitable for all levels.

We sell patterns and fabric at the Craft Centre, so if you want advice on suitable projects to begin with, please come and visit and we can help you find something suitable.

New Year Dates:

Session 1: 11th Jan

Session 2: 18th Jan

Session 3: 25th Jan

Session 4: 1st Feb

Session 5: 8th Feb

Session 6: 15th Feb

Tutor: Laura Broughton
Cost: £120.00
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Intermediate Pattern Cutting - Bodice Block

A full day course where you will make your own block for a simple top from your own measurements. Then you use your own pattern to make a toile sample in the afternoon. Take it away and you can continue making your own made-to-measure clothes!

It is advised that you have some sewing experience or have attended our Beginners Pattern Cutting as this is a more complex project.

All materials are provided, but please bring your lunch.

Tutor: Laura Broughton
Cost: £65.00
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Make A Dress In A Day

A full day workshop where you will make either a lovely child's dress, or a great adult's shift dress from start to finish under the guide of our expert tutor. We provide a pattern, but you need to bring some fabric of your choice. You will go away with the ability to begin making more clothes for yourself, friends or family. Basic knowledge of a sewing machine is required.

You will need 2.5 metres of cotton for an adult dress, 1m for a child's dress and matching thread.

We have a nice selection of fabrics available to buy at the Craft Centre on the day.

Learn all the skills you need to make either a child's or adults dress to fit perfectly. We'll provide the pattern, you provide the fabric.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £60.00
Available Dates
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Monday
19/02/2018
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



Overlock a Jersey Tunic

This is the perfect way to get to grips with overlocking - learn how to use your overlocker to create a fabulous garment!

Using Japanese pattern cutting techniques, you will measure and make a flattering jersey tunic almost entirely on your overlocker. 

We have three overlockers available for use at the Craft Centre, so if you want to use one of these, please call us to reserve one. Otherwise, please bring your own machine.

You will also need 2 metres of jersey fabric.

 Why not order your fabric in advance? Click here to browse our fabrics and we'll have  your choice ready and waiting for you when you arrive for the course!

 

Tutor: Sally Timms
Cost: £45.00
Available Dates
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Friday
06/04/2018
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Pattern Cutting - Trouser Block

Do you struggle to find well-fitting trousers on the high street? Then this is the course for you! 

This is a full day course where, in the morning, you will make your own block of a pair of trousers using your own measurements. Then you will use your own pattern to make a toile sample in the afternoon. Take it home and you can continue making your own made-to-measure trousers that fit perfectly!

It is advised that you have some sewing experience or have attended our Beginners Pattern Cutting course as this is a more complex project. 

All materials are provided, but please bring your lunch.

Tutor: Laura Broughton
Cost: £65.00
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Sew a Simple Skirt

Spend a session learning to cut a pattern and sew a simple A-line skirt. A great introduction to dressmaking.

You will need to bring 1.5 metres of dressmaking fabric (either 115cm or 150cm wide), a 7 inch zip and matching thread. Mediumweight cotton is advised. Please avoid stretchy or very heavy materials. 

We do have a nice selection of fabrics here at the Craft Centre so you can come and choose on the day or click here to browse our fabrics and order ready for collection on the day.

Learn the basics of dressmaking and create this simple a-line skirt, materials not included.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £35.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
13/02/2018
18.30-21.30

available places: 7



Sew a Smocked Sundress

Smocked Sundress

Sew the cutest little girl's sundress with just 1 metre of fabric. Learn to smock using the sewing machine and come away with the perfect Summer dress.

You will need to bring 1m of a very lightweight cotton. We sell a range of fine cotton lawns here at the Craft Centre, so you can buy on the day. Or click here to view the cotton lawns on our website and order in advance.

Tutor: Laura Broughton
Cost: £30.00
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