Sewing Summer School in Exmouth

Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th July & Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th July 1st, 25 per day, 10am - 3pm

This will run over eight days at the beginning of the school summer holidays. You can book as many or as few days as you wish. I am aiming this mainly at Fashion and Textiles students and Textiles teachers who want to increase their knowledge base in order to produce their own garments or to help their students with theirs. Email or call 01395 263343 or you can download an enrolment form here.

We can cover garment construction including how to use a commercial pattern, seam allowances, sleeve setting, ordinary and concealed zips, buttonholes, interfacings and anything else that you want to get to grips with. You can bring a specific project to work on or you can do part samples that you can use for future reference. This would also be a good opportunity to look at some speed tailoring techniques with specialist interfacings or if you are thinking of making a wedding dress either for yourself or a family member.

You will need to bring


If you would like to make either a Couture Boned Bodice or a Victorian Period Corset you will need to book for two days in order to take away a completed garment, but please note that the Period Corset requires good sewing machine skills as sewing lines are visible and you will need to also buy a corset kit from me to make the corset, this includes everything that you will need to make your corset except the one metre of fashion fabric which you can choose yourself. The corset kit is 45 which you should add to your tuition fee.

Please refer to the Bodice and Corset pages for details of what you need to bring with you