Beginners Garment Contruction

Beginners Garment Contruction


Following on from the previous Beginners sewing class:

  • Learn how to decipher the strange code of garment patterns
  • Adapt the pattern to suit your measurements
  • Get to grips with laying out large pattern pieces onto fabric
  • Understand the importance of lining up the fabric’s straight of grain
  • Working with a simple pyjama pattern you’ll quickly understand how to go from pattern, to fabric, to machine.
  • Pattern option includes Ladies, kid’s and Men’s.

Week 1

  • Recap basic sewing machine skills
  • Discussing pattern
  • Choosing fabric
  • Sizing pattern to fit
  • Learn to read a garment pattern


Week 2 and 3

In the next two sessions you’ll make your first Hand-made garment, a super comfy pair of pyjama bottoms. You’ll learn how to cut out, tack together and adjust the rise of your Trousers, attach a waistband, insert button holes, add a patch pocket and do some narrow hemming.

Level of Experience

This class is suitable for intermediate or those who have previously attended the Beginners sewing class

Materials / Equipment required by Attendees

A detailed materials list will be available nearer the time of the class.


Gary Mills

Duration and Price

9 Hours over 3 weeks, £60

The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 5

Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.

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