Short Courses

The 2024 Programme 

We have online and in-person short courses for those at the beginning of their tailoring journey or more advanced students looking to up-skill in a specific area. Most of our online classes are dedicated to the drafting of bespoke cutting patterns, but we also teach heritage tailoring techniques. Check the schedules below to find the perfect course for you. Booking is simple and secure on the suitably named Ticket Tailor platform. A click on the relevant link takes you to the course of your choice. Please note all fees include 20% VAT.

Our pattern draft is repeatable and students will be able to create their own patterns using the provided literature. Please note we work in the metric system. Where classes are organised over several dates, participants will receive event links for subsequent dates upon booking their place. All classes are scheduled in UK time. To facilitate the online experience, we draft in small scale, on A3 / tabloid size paper. You will take away from each course:

  • Your complete cutting pattern in 1:3 scale
  • The skill to draft in full scale for anyone, anytime
  • Detailed written instructions for future reference
  • A recording of the class

Please see the individual listings for requirements for participation. 

April

Pattern construction classes for the skirt proved so popular we decided to organise a Sewing Retreat for those wishing to learn to cut and tailor the skirt at a professional standard. The course is suitable for learners with basic sewing experience and above. It takes place from 2 to 5 April at our dedicated workroom in Macclesfield, Cheshire. A light lunch buffet is served every each day. Please be aware the retreat is limited to only six participants.

On 9 April, we have a workshop for beginners wishing to make a start on their sewing journey. We will provide you with the fabric and instructions to Make a Tote Bag from cotton canvas, incorporating a number of classic sewing techniques, including common and specialist machine seams and the insertion of a zip.

For the tweed aficionados, we have scheduled Make a Tweed Cap workshop for 10 April. You’ll learn to cut and sew your very own tweed cap. We provide a length of The Great Northern Cloth  for this project, a soft Herringbone tweed woven from British Merino wool. This class is suitable for participants of our beginner’s class the day before.

Later that week, on 11 and 12 April, take your sewing skills to the next level with a class on bespoke pockets for men’s and women’s wear. The Jetted Pocket with flap is a staple used in classic jackets and trousers. The Welt Pocket is a versatile style that is equally classic, in use on the jacket, waistcoat and casual trousers.

All materials are included in our workshop-based courses. Please click the respective links below for details:

Time / Date

Apr 1

Apr 2

Apr 3

Apr 4

Apr 5

10:00

17:00

Easter
Holiday

Four-Day
Sewing
Retreat

The Pencil Skirt
Four-Day
Sewing Retreat

Four-Day
Sewing
Retreat

Fee

SOLD OUT

Time / Date

Apr 8

Apr 9

Apr 10

Apr 11

Apr 12

10:00

17:00

Workshop
Closed

Make a
Tote Bag

Make a
Tweed Cap

The Jetted
Pocket

The Welt
Pocket

Fee

£120

£120

£120

£120

July

Our long-awaited May Custom Shirt Making course sold out within days, so we scheduled another for July. Please note participants need to attend one of our shirt pattern construction classes, to facilitate the draft of the pattern ahead of the course. The focus is entirely on the meticulous techniques the custom shirt is famous for (French seams, hand details, etc). The course takes place at our workshop in Cheshire/UK. Places are limited to six.

Time / Date

Jul 15

Jul 16

Jul 17

Jul 18

Jul 19

10:00

17:00

Custom Shirt Making
Five-Day
Short Course

Fee

SOLD OUT

For your Diary

A Master Class for those wishing to learn to draft bespoke cutting patterns from scratch is planned for 22 to 25 July. An in-person class under the guidance of bespoke cutter and tailor Quentin Felix, it will take place at our dedicated workshop in Macclesfield, Cheshire. The studio will be available exclusively to participants of the master class. Places are limited to six. Get in touch below if you would like to register your interest (more details to follow).