INTERMEDIATE Dressmaking & Sewing


Wednesday 1st November – Wednesday 12th December
Thursday 2nd November – Thursday 13th December

Location: Colour and Cloth Main Studio above HAB & FAB, 30 Castlereagh Street, Belfast, BT5 4NH

Duration: 20 hours: 7 weeks @ 2 ¾ hours / week

Class Size: Maximum 6 students allowing lots of tutor attention.

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  1. The Intermediate Sewing Course is a natural progression from our Beginner Sewing Course. We take it up a notch, focusing on developing your sewing repertoire. As your skill set increases your sewing confidence will soar and your creative mind will be busy with possibilities for new designs and makes.  Course content is abundant with designer and industry experience to enhance your sewing experience.

  • Each student is encouraged to complete 1 garment in their choice of fabric.
  • Courses are friendly, fun and focused.
  • Students are celebrated with a Certificate of Achievement on completion of the course.

The Intermediate Sewing Course is designed to allow each student to focus on their own sewing pattern of choice. In addition to full guidance in class time, students are encouraged to progress at home with their sewing.

Students will continue to develop their knowledge of fabrics, interfacings, linings, altering patterns, fitting and garment construction.

In addition to (or instead of) working on their chosen pattern, each student has the opportunity to increase their skill set by focusing each week on a particular area of garment construction.  Colour & Cloth has designed workbooks for various sewing projects including (among others):

Fitting: Darts, Gathers, Pleats, Shirring Elastic

Zips: Lapped, Invisible, Fly front

Pockets: Patch, In-seam

Hems: Machine Blind Hem, Herringbone hand stitch

Collar and Stand, Skirt vent, Cuff placket


Please bring a project of your choice: new pattern and fabric (calico also if you wish to toile up first, which is recommended).  The project should be an advancement up from what you have sewn before.  If you are not sure what project to tackle next, don’t worry, we can discuss this on week 1.

Sewing machines and sewing equipment can be provided. We have a mixture of modern and vintage sewing machines, an overlocker (serger) and a coverstitch machine.

However, you are encouraged to bring your own sewing machine so you will be more familiar with it. It must be in working order before your course commences. If it requires serviced or repaired beforehand, we can do that for you, CLICK HERE to book in.


Additional information

Times Available:

10:00 – 12:45 Wednesday, 17:45 – 20:30 Wednesday, 17:45 – 20:30 Thursday

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