Learn to Sew Level 2 - Beginner Dressmaking Class at Parkside Community College

Skill level:  Beginner

We're excited to introduce our Level 2 Beginner Dressmaking Class. If you're looking to start dressmaking, this is a great class to get you started.


You'll spend 4 hours learning to sew a skirt. Great for spring and summer, we've selected a skirt pattern that can be made to look high fashion yet is incredibly easy to sew.


During the class you will:


Enhance your sewing skills and make a very simple, wearable skirt

Learn how to use and read a beginner's sewing pattern

Learn how to cut fabric, sew and finish seamsand hem


You don't need a sewing machine or equipment, we have a lovely Janome machine, so you just need to turn up and sew!


We've made our skirt (pictured) in this stunning green and white handwoven ikat fabric from Offset Warehouse. This ikat has been spun, dyed and woven entirely by hand using absolutely no electricity, and has been sourced directly by Offset Warehouse from a small weaving village in Thailand. Therefore, all sales support this weaving community and ensure workers are paid a fair wage. The fabric is 100% cotton and fully biodegradeable.


This class costs £60 and takes place on the following dates:


What's included in the class?

Sewing pattern for Kwik Sewn K3794. Equipment such as sewing machine, scissors and tape measure are available to use during the class.


Skill level

This class is for beginner sewers who can use a sewing machine well enough to sew straight seams. It is the perfect class for beginners that would like to start making their own clothes.  


What do I need to bring?

Please bring 1.5 metres of woven cotton fabric (no stretch material or velvet), matching thread and 0.5 metres of 3cm elastic for the waistband. Although pins, scissors and tape measure will be provided for you to borrow, please bring your own if you have them as well as pen and paper to take notes. If you have any questions about fabric or equipment, email us at


Sewn Sustainably Skirt 1

Beginner's skirt pictured with our organic classic shirt