Skill Level

Confident Beginner



Dates and Times

Day – Tuesday

Date – 15th  March

Time – 7pm – 9pm

Course Description

This workshop one of a series which explores various garment making techniques. We will take you through each technique step by step the “Kaye Way” You will produce your own scaled samples for your techniques bible. Pace of learning will be dictated by you and unlike YouTube you will have a chance to ask as may questions as you like!

What skills will I learn?

We will teach and demonstrate the follow techniques

  • Construction of a lapped zip – Often used in skirts and trousers this zip is constructed so that one side of the seam allowance covers the zip teeth.
  • Construction of a decorative zip – When you want your zip to be seen we construct the opening with a facing. Often used on tops and dresses.

You will perform each technique on a scaled down sample all backed up with a worksheet for you to keep. You will then be able to file in your techniques bible for future reference.

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • You will be provided with worksheets for each technique you will be able to pair these worksheets with your samples to create your own techniques bible.
  • Inclusion in a WhatsApp group for the duration of the course
  • Membership of our Sewcial Society
  • The hall that we will be using  is a registered Covid secure venue with immaculate facilities and plenty of free parking.

Please note groups are kept small with a maximum of 6 students so early booking is advised. We reserve the right to cancel courses if there is insufficient numbers.

What do I need to prepare in advance of the course?

  • You will need to bring your own sewing machine and all its accessories, bobbin and thread. You will also need to provide your own extension cable. If you do not have a machine borrow one or if you want help choosing a new machine please follow this link to see our recommendations.
  • You will need a full dressmaking tool kit click here to add this to your order


The course will be held at

St Michael’s Road Community Centre Hitchin SG4 0QA

Skill Level

This course is aimed at those who have had some experience at garment making and can use a domestic sewing machine without assistance.

Choose course date

Tuesday Evenings 25th May – 22nd June 7-9 pm (5 week course), Saturday 12th June 10-5.30pm (All Day), Wednesday Evenings 15th, 22nd, 29th September and 6th October, Saturday 31st July (All Day)


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