Sewing patterns for beginners

What you'll do

Want to uncrack the code of sewing patterns? Book into this three hour beginner's class!

Sewing patterns are paper or cardboard templates you can use to sew a garment to your desired size. From this trusty template, parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before being cut out and assembled.

In this experience your host, Like Sew Amazing, will share how to:

  • Take your measurements and find your size
  • Grade between sizes
  • Lengthen or shorten pattern pieces
  • Identify which pattern pieces to cut and how to cut them
  • Understand fabric lay plans
  • Transfer pattern markings
  • Learn some common sewing terms found in patterns and how to follow pattern instructions

You will need to bring:

  • A sewing pattern that you would like to work on (or you are welcome to purchase one on the day)

Your host will supply:

  • Paper, stationery and equipment

This class is aimed at beginners who are keen to get started on their dressmaking journey - what are you waiting for!

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Want to uncrack the code of sewing patterns? Book into this three hour beginner's class!

Sewing patterns are paper or cardboard templates you can use to sew a garment to your desired size. From this trusty template, parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before being cut out and assembled.

In this experience your host, Like Sew Amazing, will share how to:

  • Take your measurements and find your size
  • Grade between sizes
  • Lengthen or shorten pattern pieces
  • Identify which pattern pieces to cut and how to cut them
  • Understand fabric lay plans
  • Transfer pattern markings
  • Learn some common sewing terms found in patterns and how to follow pattern instructions

You will need to bring:

  • A sewing pattern that you would like to work on (or you are welcome to purchase one on the day)

Your host will supply:

  • Paper, stationery and equipment

This class is aimed at beginners who are keen to get started on their dressmaking journey - what are you waiting for!

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

On the day

  • Please arrive 5 minutes before the class begins so it can start on time. Your host will supply you with everything you will need to complete the course
  • Like Sew Amazing is on the ground floor and fully accessible. There is metered parking on nearby Wilway Street and it's free after 6PM

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Like Sew Amazing

Like Sew Amazing is an independent fabric shop and sewing school in Bristol. They specialise in high-quality dressmaking fabrics and run regular craft classes for the sewing community.

Walk through their doors and discover a range of beautiful fabrics - from colourful cottons, to cosy jerseys and sturdy denim - all bringing you one step closer to your very own handmade wardrobe.

Owner Sarah opened up shop after sewing in her spare time for over 30 years. As a dressmaker, Sarah was disappointed by the lack of good quality and affordable fabrics out there for seamstresses. Like Sew Amazing was a way of filling that gap in the market. Now her hobby has turned into her dream job!

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Any questions?

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Price
£40 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 30 days before your experience.