Dressmaking: zips, buttonholes and darts

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

This workshop will show you how to insert zips, create buttonholes and sew darts. Experience of using a sewing machine is essential.

Course content

During this workshop you will learn some dressmaking techniques. You will create some samples of zips, buttonholes and darts.

Support and feedback

To find out how you are getting on, you will have one-to-one discussions with your tutor.

If you feel you require any support for your learning, please talk to a tutor or centre staff who will arrange for you to receive support or talk to a learning support tutor. Any information given will be treated confidentially.

Additional costs and requirements

All equipment and materials will be provided. If you have some fabric that you would like to use for sample, please bring this along with you.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Not required

About the tutor

Sam Brown currently works as a tutor for Learn Devon running courses in craft and design. Prior to this she had a varied career working as a Graphic Designer, an Interior Designer and as a Manager in interior and fashion retail.

Sam has a BA(Hons) in Design/Typography from the University of Plymouth as well as diplomas in Interior Design and Fashion and Textile Design.

Since childhood, Sam has loved making handcrafted pieces, developing skills in needlecraft and creative textiles techniques. She is interested in combining old and new technologies in her work from hand embroidery to digitally printed fabrics and from letterpress printing to Adobe Creative Cloud.

“I love teaching adults new skills – whether for pleasure or to pursue a new career, every course is unique in that friendships are formed, skills are learnt and dreams are followed.”

Samantha Brown, Arts & Crafts Tutor, Learn Devon.

Start date17 Oct 2019
End date17 Oct 2019
Start time10:30
End time13:30
Concessions not available