Course Name

How to make a simple skirt

In brief

Practical training day where a student will learn how to make a simple skirt.

Course summary

This three-hour course will enable beginners and intermediate learners to make a skirt. You can choose to make a skirt of any design - long or short - and the aim is to leave the class with a skirt ready to wear that evening. The course assumes a working knowledge of sewing machines.

What you will learn on the course

  • Choosing a skirt pattern

  • How to make patterns yourself  

  • The method of laying patterns on the fabrics, before cutting. 

  • How to cut patterns out of layed fabric

  • Method of putting fabrics together for sewing

  • Different stages of sewing, and finishing of raw edges of fabrics

  • How to prepare and attach linings

  • How to attach different types of zips

  • How to prepare waistbands for waistline of skirts

  • Learn about different methods of finishing the waistline of a skirt

  • How to prepare and finish the hemline of a skirt

Who should attend

  • Young fashion students wanting to learn practical skills

  • Beginners wanting to learn how to make a skirt

  • Sewing clubs

  • Groups of friends looking to learn a new skill

  • Enthusiast clothes-makers looking to learn latest techniques

Course Name

How to make a simple skirt


Beginner / Intermediate

Course duration

3 hours

When does the course operate

Every Saturday throughout the year, see bookings section for upcoming course dates. The course starts at 3pm and finishes at 6pm.

Course fee

The course costs £50 per person

Link to book online

'How to make a simple skirt' course

General information

  • Students can choose to bring their own sewing machine or choose to use one of our own

  • Materials and threads will be provided but students can bring their own as required

  • Students must pre-book online

  • Fees are non-refundable although should students be unable to attend they should contact the school in advance and arrange to attend the course on a future date