When: Saturday, August 7th 2021 - Sunday, August 8th 2021, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:30

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Applied Craft Workshops

NOW FULLY BOOKED. If you would like your name added to the waiting list, please drop us an email.

Have you ever fancied making your own clothes?  Picked up a pattern but felt completely confused about where to start?  If so, this is the perfect course for you.  Suitable for people who have completed the Beginners Sewing weekend class or that have a basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. The class will give you the skills and confidence to make your own clothes from patterns in the future.


We will be making an A-line skirt from a set pattern which includes a zip and optional pockets. You will be guided through how to copy the pattern, cut the fabric and construct the garment under the expert and patient eye of tutor, Rebecca Barbour.

You will receive details of fabric requirements as it will be best if you can go and choose something to your own taste.  All haberdashery will be supplied.  


The Basic Sewing Kit 

It would be helpful to have a basic sewing kit for this course, but not essential as there will be tools available for use. 

  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors 
  • Seam ripper 
  • Dressmaking pins 
  • Hand sewing needles 
  • Threads 
  • Bobbins suitable for your machine 
  • Zipper Foot
  • Temporary markers - this could be tailor's chalk, fade or wash-away pen 
  • Sewing Machine 

You will be required to bring your own sewing machine (which can be left securely overnight within the sewing room) allowing you to learn and become familiar with your own machine. However, there will also be a limited amount of extra machines available if you do not have your own - please enquire upon booking. 


£120    Includes tea / coffee. Please bring a packed lunch each day.
To book your place, request a booking form by email info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk or tel 01381 600354.

This course is also running on 22 & 23 May though in that class, the pattern is for an a top OR dress. You may also be interested in the Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery workshop or Sewing Christmas Decorations workshop in November.

All our courses are run in strict adherence to the Covid safety protocols and regulations at the time. We exercise social distancing throughout the course as well as regular sanitising, wiping down of any shared equipment between uses, strict hygiene rules throughout each venue, wearing of masks in all communal areas, temperature checking on arrival and constant monitoring of the comfort and safety of participants.  If you feel at all unwell prior to the course, please alert us and DO NOT attend.

As everyone is well aware by now, the Covid situation and subsequent government restrictions and advice can change on a daily basis. We will inform you of any cancellations or changes to any element of courses as soon as we become aware of these.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


This is event is now full.

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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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