At Love Dressmaking we offer a range of workshops throughout the year in Newport and Shrewsbury.


One-day workshops are planned so that everyone makes up the same design / pattern in their own choice of fabric.


Half-day workshops give learners the chance to learn specific dressmaking techniques.


‘Sewing on Saturday’ workshops are general dressmaking or sewing sessions that run monthly in Newport.


Refreshments are included in all workshops. You will need to bring your own lunch to full day workshops.

Skill Levels

1.BEGINNERS: You can use a sewing machine and have experimented with making simple items

2.BEGINNERS Plus: You have made a simple garment or two but are ready to experience new techniques such as setting in a sleeve or creating pleats

3.INTERMEDIATE: You have made several garments and are ready to handle more challenging fabrics and style details such as collars, cuffs & concealed zips

* NOTE: These skill levels are a guide only - if you have any questions about which course will be relevant to you, please contact Catherine

Please note that there may be occasional changes of venue during courses or for workshops, should the planned location become unavailable.  The classes will still be run in the same way with the same high quality tuition.  You will be given as much notice as possible if this is the case.

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Skill Level:  2

Cost: £90 (including pattern)

Relaxed Fit Trousers

Two great styles of trousers are your choice for this one-day workshop.  They can be smart or casual.  Both have an elasticated waist with optional draw-string finish, side front pockets and a mock front fly.  The full-length version has a straight cut leg, while the cropped version has a slight tapered leg shape and finishes around ankle length.  Linen, fine wool, wool crepe, soft drapey cotton or viscose are all suitable.

Both very stylish and versatile in how you wear them.

You will learn how to :

  • take accurate measurements to determine the best size to cut for you

  • prepare and adjust your pattern if needed

  • create a casing for elastic and a drawstring

  • create a mock fly

  • make angled hip pockets

  • machine sew buttonholes to carry the drawstring

  • hand stitch a virtually invisible hem using a fantastic lock-stitch.

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Skill Level:  1

Cost: £45 (including some materials)

Learn to Use Your Overlocker

Are you afraid to take your overlocker out of its box? If so, at this workshop will learn that it is not as scary as you may think.  It is a fantastic machine that will make a huge difference to the quality of your dressmaking.  You will learn how to:

  • thread your machine & set the tension

  • easily change to a different thread colour without completely re-threading

  • sew with 3 or 4 threads

  • change & replace needles

  • sew different types of fabric, including wovens & knits

  • do basic maintenance & cleaning

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Skill Level:  2

Cost: £89 including pattern

Sewing Knits - Leggings or Sweat Pants

A choice of two great designs for this one-day workshop making either Stretch Leggings – ideal for wearing to do Yoga, Pilates etc or Sweat pants that can be worn for exercising and cosy at-home days.

Both will give you plenty of practise in working with more stretchy knitted fabrics, using stretch stitches on your sewing machine and/or using your overlocker.

You will learn how to:

  • take accurate measurements to determine the best size to cut for you

  • prepare and adjust your pattern if necessary eg – lengthen or shorten

  • place your pattern and cut your stretch fabric

  • set up your sewing machine for sewing stretch fabric

  • use a twin needle for hems and casing

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Skill Level:  1

Cost: £36

Sewing on a Saturday

These creative workshops will give you the chance to spend some time working on your own dressmaking or other sewing projects with plenty of help and advice provided.  Sewing machine skills are necessary but those new to dressmaking or with some experience will be welcome to come and enjoy the fun of sharing ideas while learning some new skills

Love Your Clothes


Newport, Shropshire

07968 047944


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