Course Name

How to make a simple top

In brief

Practical training day where a student will learn how to create a simple top such as a blouse or a shirt.

Course summary

This short intensive course will teach to how to make a simple top, such as a blouse or a shirt, from a basic pattern. The course is a fast-paced course and assumes students have a basic knowledge of sewing techniques and machines. 

What you will learn on the course

  • How to translate designs into patterns using the measurements taken

  • Creating patterns freehand or with pattern-paper method

  • How to create tops, blouses and shirts

  • A range of finishing methods

  • Various method of stitching 

  • Gauging which stitching method is suitable for different fabrics and designs.

Who should attend

  • Young fashion students wanting to learn practical skills

  • Beginners wanting to learn basic shirt-making

  • 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 top



Course duration

3 hours

When does the course operate

Every Saturday throughout the year, see bookings section for upcoming course dates. The course times are 10am to 1pm.

Course fee

The course costs £50 per person

Link to book online

'How to make a simple top' 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