Private Sewing Class: Copy Your Favourite Garment

Enhance your garment making skills at this one-to-one workshop in East London.

2 hours Class size 1 on 1     label £45 - £68 (£45 for Child, £58 for Student, £68 for Adult)

The ideal way to bring a new dimension to your dressmaking or tailoring skills, this one-to-one class will teach you how to draft a pattern from one of your favourite personal garments. We all have that one special piece that fits like a dream, and this class will use this to give you a deeper insight into the garment making process.

Working with Claire, an experienced bespoke tailor based in Canning Town, you'll learn the process of drafting a pattern onto paper using the garment of your choice. All the equipment you need to create your pattern will be provided at Claire's studio, and she'll be on hand to answer any questions you may have, along with sharing her industry experience and tailoring tips. It's a brilliant opportunity to expand your knowledge of garment making in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

Please note: This class will show you how to draft a pattern onto paper. Please get in touch prior to booking if you'd like to go through any questions.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All materials to draft a pattern from an existing garment.
  • Everything you create to take home.
What to bring
  • A favourite garment to copy.
  • A notebook may be handy.
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 unique gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.


Arebyte studios - Arebyte Studios, 21 City Island Way, London City Island, E14 0QE

This venue is a short walk from Canning Town tube station (500m).

Private Sewing Class: Copy Your Favourite Garment location
Your teacher
The Ethical Tailor
The Ethical Tailor

5.0 (73)
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My name is Claire and I am The Ethical Tailor. I am the founder of Moxie Craft and Couchman Bespoke an ethical tailors based in Canning Town. 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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Barbara Adolph Nov 2023

Louise is a real pro and showed me how to do the pattern for my favourite skirt (which wasn't as easy as I had thought). We cut the material, but two hours were not enough to sew it as well. Hopefully I will be able to do that on my own. It was fun and I learnt a lot.

Sarolta Berke Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Claire was super professional, the trade is in her little finger. She helped me draw up the pattern for my favourite Toast dress. All I needed to take with me was the dress, she provided everything else. She also gave me good advice about how to proceed wit the sewing. She is kind and precise, I can only recommend her class.

Salma Aug 2023

I discovered "copy your favourite garment" after having stumbled across the session via a google search for sewing classes - and I was not disappointed! I read lots of positive reviews before I booked and I'd agree with all of them. Claire's just great. Full of amazing knowledge and expertise that she's more than happy to share and was open to being asked general sewing related questions as we went along - I got some great general tips from her. Not only did I come home with a pattern for one of my favourite dresses, I feel I have a better general understanding of how to copy garments for myself at home and will be practising with other pieces no doubt. I will most definitely be booking more sessions with Claire in the future!

Private Sewing Class: Copy Your Favourite Garment review by Salma - London

Sarah Muscolini Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Claire is very kind, very good, comprehensive and pragmatic. With her technical applications and demonstrations she taught me a real method (all in just a few hours of lessons). I will go back there soon to analyse and deepen other weaknesses.

Elizabeth Burgess Feb 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Favourite garment that you want to reproduce? Take this class and you leave with a pattern and the skills to make patterns from other clothes in your wardrobe.
Friendly tutor, good equipment and setting.

Gillian Iversen Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Claire was very knowledgeable and I am looking forward to being able to make my favourite garment.

Jane Barker Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Claire was very welcoming and provided excellent directions which was very welcome. Claire was patient and explained each process in detail. I would recommend this class. Materials were provided and gadgets uses were explained. Jane

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