Running with scissors

Notice: Please note that all workshops between April and July 2020 have been postponed until further notice.

10 Week Dress Making Course

Date(s) Available
Wednesday evenings (6pm-8pm)
- 15th Jan 2020
- 22nd Jan 2020
- 29th Jan 2020
- 5th Feb 2020
- 12th Feb 2020
- 26th Feb 2020
Half term break
- 4th March 2020
- 11th March 2020
- 18th March 2020
- 25th March 2020

Wednesday evenings (6pm-8.30pm)
- 20th May 2020
- 27th May 2020
- 3rd May 2020
- 10th May 2020
- 17th May 2020
- 24th June 2020
- 1st June 2020
- 8th June 2020
- 15th June 2020
- 22nd July 2020
Hagglers Corner
Max. number of crafty individuals

Due to popular demand we have put together a short dressmaking course for all the crafty sewers out there who want to create their own clothes. Weeks 1-3 will concentrate on skill building and will cover techniques such as inserting zips, creating buttonholes, adding bias binding, creating darts, sewing on buttons etc. The remaining sessions are then for you to bring along your own projects to work on, with the help and support of our experienced dress maker and tutor Cathie.

We will be able to advise on how to read a pattern, fabric section, altering a pattern to fit you better and potentially some simple pattern drafting. The course is suitable for beginners to dressmaking, but it would be advantageous if you are able to thread a sewing machine or have created a few sewing projects already. If you have not created your own clothes before then you should be able to create a simple skirt or dress over the length of the course.

There are six Running With Scissors machines available to use at the workshop, however you can bring your own if you wish. Please note that if you bring your own machine it will be up to you to make sure that it is in good working order and is safe to use. Running with Scissors cannot take responsibility for use of machines other than our own.

I really enjoyed the summer dress course thanks. I learnt loads of things. Cathy was so calm and patient and made it a very enjoyable 4 weeks. Looking forward to seeing you again.

– Anita

Please note, this course has been postponed until further notice