Christina Dettmers Costume Design has a range of sewing classes to offer and is able to tailor a special class just for you! You will learn highly specialized skills in the relaxed environment of our own studio, using professional equipment and tools. These course offers are only a small taste of what we can do. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to tailor a class just for you!
We can also arrange workshops for you and your friends in a location of your choice! Just ask!
Gift Vouchers are available!
All classes take place in our West London studio (W5). To book a class please contact us via email to discuss possible dates and arrange for a booking deposit.
Beginners Corsetmaking 1-to-1 Class

Learn the basics of corset making in a private 2day class just for you!
You will work from an easy to use paper pattern (which you keep) and learn how to adapt it to your size. You will learn about fabrics and tools needed for corsetmaking and all the steps to produce a traditional steel boned corset.
Advanced sewing skills are required! You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours in the studio.

The class will be taught on two days from 10.00 am to 3.30pm

Cost: 300
includes: pattern, coutil, eyelets, boning and busk for one corset
You need to supply: thread and any trims (lace, beads etc), your sewing kit
Refreshments are also included!

Please note: whether or not you finish your corset in class depends on your personal skills and learning speed. We aim for you to leave class with a finished half and enough knowledge to finish the other half at home without help.
Beginners Corsetmaking for 2

Learn the basics of corset making in a 2day class and bring a friend!
You will work from an easy to use paper pattern (which you keep) and learn how to adapt it to your size. You will learn about fabrics and tools needed for corsetmaking and all the steps to produce a traditional steel boned corset.
Advanced sewing skills are required! You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours in the studio.

The class will be taught on two days from 10.00 am to 3.30pm, maximum number of students is 2.

Cost: 550 for two people
includes: pattern, coutil, eyelets, boning and busk for one corset
You need to supply: thread and any trims (lace, beads etc), your sewing kit
Refreshments are also included!

Please note: whether or not you finish your corset in class depends on your personal skills and learning speed. We aim for you to leave class with a finished half and enough knowledge to finish the other half at home without help.
Individual Dressmaking lessons

Individual one-hour-lessons, suitable for all skill levels.
Every topic of your choice can be worked on.
Please email to discuss!

Cost: 20 per hour
Basic Sewing Skills 6 weeks

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with little experience of making garments.
In six weekly 2-hour-lessons you will learn how to sew a basic skirt.
Fabrics for your project will be discussed in your first week. Cotton fabrics will be provided for you to practice on.

Class contents:
- Learning how to use your sewing machine
- choosing materials
- working from a pattern
- cutting fabric with the grain
- inserting zippers and closures
- various sewing and finishing techniques

You will need your own sewing machine to finish assigments at home, but you are welcome to use one of ours in the studio.

Class times are flexible, please email to discuss! Maximum number of students is 2.

Cost: 250
includes: cotton fabric for making toiles, pattern making paper, drinks

You need to supply: fashion fabric, zipper and thread.

Classes

Christina Dettmers
Costume Design