Upcoming Events

Soutache Jewelry

at Running With Scissors in Sheffield
Sunday, 30 June 2019
10:00am to 12:30pm
Contact Running With Scissors to book
Cost: £35 including meals

Soutache is a braided cord traditionally used to decorate fancy military garments, but it can be used to create freeform jewelry as well. This short course will concentrate on the basic techniques to create a small item or items of your choice. You will go away with a finished item if you like, or the knowledge, skill and materials to continue building your piece to whatever scale you like. All materials provided but feel free to bring your own beads, cabochons or similar.

 

Spats (or Spatterdashes)

at Running With Scissors in Sheffield
Saturday, 13 July 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Contact Running With Scissors to book
Cost: £60 including meals

Spats, or spatterdashes, are worn over boots or shoes, traditionally to protect the bottoms of one’s trousers from mud, but also just to look a little bit steampunk and a whole lot of awesome. We will make a pair from scratch to your measurements, with as much or as little adornment as you like (you can continue to do the adornment after the course, as we may only get time to make the basic spats)

Corset Making

at RiversMEET in Methley
Sunday, 14 July 2019
10:00am to 4:30pm
Contact RiversMEET to book
Tel: 01977 279 729

Make a simple underbust corset in a day (a long day that will leave you very tired, but a day!) We will use coutil, spriral wire bones, busks and lots of tips and tricks to whip up a custom corset, made to your measurements. You will go away with a (nearly) finished garment and the pattern, skills and knowledge to make many more.

Shirt Making

at I Make Everything HQ in Todmorden
Saturday and Sunday, 27 – 28 July 2019
9:30am to 4:30pm  (with possible Saturday evening hand stitching)
Email: courses@imakeeverything.co.uk
Cost: £120 including meals

Adapt a standard shirt pattern to fit you as you want it to fit you. Draft the pattern, use it to cut the shirt and learn all the fancy tricks to make it look like a proper, tailored shirt. See Shirt Making Course page for more details.

Trouser Making

at I Make Everything HQ in Todmorden
Saturday and Sunday, 3 – 4 August, 2019
9:30am to 4:30pm  (with possible Saturday evening hand stitching)
Email: courses@imakeeverything.co.uk
Cost: £120 including meals

Adapt a standard trouser pattern to fit you as you want it to fit you. Draft the pattern, use it to cut the trousers and learn all the fancy tricks to make welt pockets, patch pockets, inset pockets, zip flies, turn-ups, blind hems. All the fancy stuff.  More details soon.

 

Tweed Suit Making Week

at I Make Everything HQ in Todmorden
Monday to Friday, 2 – 6 September 2019
9:30am to 4:30pm daily (with evenings full of hand stitching)
Email: courses@imakeeverything.co.uk
Cost: £350 including meals

All the skills for making a custom fitted, three piece tweed suit from scratch. Provide your own tweed, lining and buttons, cutting list available on request. Everything else is provided, but get £20 off the price if you bring your own (working) sewing machine.

See description page for prerequisite skills and more info on this course.