Private Pattern Making Class

Make a basic block to fix your measurements in this London sewing class.

2.5 hours Class size 1 on 1     label £62

Make a pattern that fits your measurements in this London sewing class. It's ideal for beginners and improvers who want to make their own garments.

From your teacher's Canning Town studio, you'll be guided through the steps of making a basic block pattern and how it can be used. You'll finish your textiles workshop with some pattern making and sewing techniques to help you in the future.

Your teacher will provide all the equipment you need and will adapt the class based on your abilities. If you know someone who would love to get started in sewing, this makes for a wonderful gift experience.

You will make a paper block that is perfectly designed for your measurements. It's an ideal tool for all your simple sewing projects like making your own clothes.

Once you have your bespoke fit block pattern, you can go on to do all sorts of textile designing! It can be used to make shirts, dresses and even jackets. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Please note:

  • The best transport links are Canning Town station and the D3 bus stop Leamouth/ Orchard Place.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
Take home everything you make.
What to bring
  • A notebook and pen.
  • Your enthusiasm to learn!
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her or gift for mum.

Couchman Bespoke is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Masks must be worn at all times in a class.
All equipment and surfaces are cleaned before a class.

Arebyte Studios - Unit 16, Harmony Building, 21 City Island Way, London E14 0QE

Your teacher
Couchman Bespoke
Couchman Bespoke

4.9 (7)

My name is Claire and I am the all-rounder behind Couchman Bespoke. I grew up in Harlow, Essex with a creative mother and an entrepreneur father. After gaining a BA(Hons) degree in clothing design and tailoring from Brighton University, I ventured into the world and set up my company to combat the inequalities of the fashion industry I had been subject to.

By creating zero waste through pattern cutting, natural dyeing and sourcing the most sustainable cloth and haberdashery we aim to have very little negative impact on the planet and local people.
Now with 20 years of retail knowledge and 14 years of tailoring experience behind me, I feel confident in my ability to produce clothing that is timeless. Clothing construction is a great passion of mine that sits juxtaposed with a strong interest in the environmental impact of the clothing and textile industry. I aim to be a contributing factor in helping to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry whilst educating people about the issue through my workshops and trading fairly within the supply chain.

Verified reviews

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Fern Bamford May 2022

I had a fabulous time. Clare was very clear with her explanations and answered my, very many, questions. I’ve come away buzzing - I learnt SO much in such a short amount of time which I will definitely be able to use when dressmaking. I have no hesitation in recommending this workshop as highly as I can - amazing value for money and a great way to spend a morning.

Jennifer Farquharson Apr 2022

My tutor was Claire; she was really calm and patient and did not mind me asking questions. She was very knowledgable and explained how a block pattern works and how it could be manipulated to suit various designs. This lesson was just what I needed. Very thankful to Claire for her time. Will be booking in again for instruction in other areas. Very, very happy with my block pattern. It may be helpful if you have some understanding of patterns prior to taking this course.

Antonina Romanova Apr 2022

Absolutely enjoyed the class. Claire is very knowledgeable and explains everything in an easy to understand way.

Tisha O-J Feb 2022

The venue was easy to find and a nice little space - it showed me any space is possible to draft a pattern - no need to put in an expensive extension at home or takeover the official “man cave”.

From the moment I walked in, Claire was friendly and welcoming. She was able to simplify such a complex subject and I left with a bespoke pattern template just for me from which I should now be able to design my own dresses, skirts, jeans, tops and trousers. The possibilities are endless.

I loved Claire’s energy and she never made me feel stupid nor that any question was too dumb to ask.

We chatted all the way through and I learnt how to use some very important tools - still have to work on drawing curves but practice makes perfect so I’ll get there….soon!

Thanks Claire. You’re great!
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