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Has anyone been on a sewing course in north/central London?

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stclair Thu 23-Jun-11 15:39:04

and would you recommend it? I'm a complete beginner, by the way, although have made cushions some years ago!

3Questionmarks Thu 23-Jun-11 19:35:52

Morley College (SE1) courses are good - they have some fab one-day taster things, usually at weekend. The longer courses are good too, but it can be a hassle to get onto at beginners level, especially for the Autumn term.

I definitely improved technically as a result. Although in teaching me to be a bit less rough'n'ready, I'm probably a bit less inclined to be inspired just go for it, than I used to be; which is a shame. Although I make fewer, hem-hem, unique fashion disasters pieces

bigkidsmademe Thu 23-Jun-11 19:40:34

It's not really central but I'm doing some day courses at Oh Sew Brixton and they are fab! I've done the beginning day where we made a bag and learnt cutting out patterns, embroidery stitching etc. Then alterations, seams and hems etc. Next up is te make a skirt day and then wardrobe cloning course, where you take a skirt or dress you love and they show you how to copy it in different fabrics. There is a six week dressmaking course that I'd love to do but can't commit to, and cushion making and jersey dress making that look interesting.

And I swear I don't work for them smile

sis Thu 23-Jun-11 19:51:56

I haven't been but John Lewis department store run courses for all levels. I have a feeling that they are free but can't remember for certain as I researched it a while ago for someone else.

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