Sewing Classes

The Party Frock runs sewing classes in the North Lincolnshire area.

Visit our dedicated Sew With The Party Frock website to find out the finer details!

Courses usually run in 8 weeks blocks and will occasionally be eventually backed up with a few weekend workshops for adult learners, and school holiday workshops for children.

Each 8 week block will cost £120 to be paid before the course begins. Please contact The Party Frock directly to discuss booking on to a course and payment plan options.

Introduction to dressmaking– some of the techniques we explore in the beginners class include making a simple cushion cover and apron, inserting a lapped zip, sewing a button hole and using commercial patterns. The beginners course is suitable for people who have never used a sewing machine before. All the very basics are taught by a variety of methods including lots of demonstrations, practical activities to undertake on the sewing machine and plenty of instruction sheets to build up a nice ‘how to’ guide ideal for future referencing. It is preferred of students bring along their own sewing machines, but The Party Frock have some basic machines that can be used during class.

The further sewing/intermediate course will cover slightly more difficult sewing techniques such as welt pockets, french seams, fly fastenings and plackets. Another topic that will be covered is working with more difficult fabric such as satin, velvet and chiffon. This course is aimed at people who know how to use a sewing machine and some basic techniques. Neatness and finishing will be a big focus during this course to produce professional looking garments and textile items.

General dressmaking classes cover a wide array of techniques which could suit both beginners and more advanced students. These classes are usually comprised of students with a variety skill levels and are suitable for a beginner who already knows how to set up their sewing machine and sew a seam and a hem (private lessons for ‘getting started’ are available on booking)

The introduction to pattern cutting classes explore the subject of creating your own patterns. Different methods of pattern making will be taught, including making patterns from existing garment to drafting your own using personal measurements.

Bespoke sewing tuition is available to be held in your own home or venue for up to 3 students at a time, or even book for a group session- ideal for a birthday or hen party! Tuition for sensible children over the age of 8 is also available!

Sewing kits for each course will be available to purchase via The Party Frock.

Classes are held on:

Monday evening at Grange Farm Hobbies Centre, Wesley Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1SA from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Introduction to Pattern Cutting: 4th September – 6th November 2017

Festive Sewing: 13th November- 18th December 2017

Tuesday morning at Grange Farm Hobbies Centre, Wesley Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1SA from 9:30am til 12:00 noon

General Dressmaking: 5th September- 17th October, break for half term, 31st October- 12th December 2017

Thursday evening at St Mary’s Church Hall, Barnard Avenue, Brigg, DN20 8AT from 6:30pm til 9:00pm

General dressmaking course: 7th September – 26th October 2017

Festive Sewing/General Dressmaking: 2nd November – 14th December 2017

More courses will be held next year for these sessions, and more short courses and workshops may be added over the coming months so keep a look out!