Sewing a Skirt in a Day

Activate Learning
Course summary
Professional Training
Under 1 week
75 GBP excl. VAT
Part time

Course description

Sewing a Skirt in a Day

If you would like to learn how to sew a flared wrap skirt but have no idea where to start, then this intensive one-day workshop is for you!

Suitability - Who should attend?

You will need to bring:

  • 1.5 metre of calico fabric 150cm wide (calico is a 100% cotton fabric commonly used to make garment samples)
  • White thread
  • Tailoring tape measure
  • Fabric scissors
  • Tailoring chalk
  • Calculator
  • If you wish to bring your sewing machine, please do so if it is in good working condition
  • Buttonhole foot for your machine if you have one

Training Course Content

You will learn how to finish your flared wrap sample skirt with a bias binding hem, interlined waistband and a pair of strings to tie the skirt around the waist.

Skill and techniques covered:

  • How to take the correct measurement to make the skirt
  • Maths calculation to determine the measurements
  • How to cut a flared wrap skirt without paper pattern
  • How to finish the garment hem with bias binding
  • How to interline and make a waistband with fusible interlining
  • How to make a buttonhole by machine

Course delivery details

Following simple instructions, you will learn how to prepare the fabric, the basic maths calculation necessary to determine the measurements used, marking the fabric to be cut, and make the skirt.

Depending on the level of your sewing skills, you will be able to finish (or almost finish) the garment sample to use as reference for future projects. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see numerous styles of flared wrap skirts to use as inspiration, as well as discuss ideas that you have for your own design. This method can be used to make a variety of different wrap skirts.

At the end of the day, you will take home your sample and a detailed easy-to-follow handout with images and instructions explaining step by step how to cut the skirt.

About provider

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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Activate Learning

Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

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