1 Day Tailoring Workshop – Beginning Tailoring

(3 customer reviews)


Learn to Tailor with me. A whole day learning the skills and putting them into practice.

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Do you want to learn how to Tailor?

This full day beginners tailoring course, is aimed at those who want to learn the key skills of tailoring. The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of tailoring menswear and womenswear garments from start to finish. The workshop is run on a 1-to-1 basis but I am happy to accommodate up to 2 if you want to learn with a friend (A discount will be applied so please ask).

The workshop day will take place in my studio in Devon, UK and it will be your responsibility to arrange transport, either to my studio, or to Exeter. I am happy to arrange pick up and return to any Exeter location (Bus, Train or Airport) if you do not have transport.

Please look at the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION tab above for the list of all available dates.

What to expect:

  • 1 to 1 personal tuition (At least 8hrs).
  • All materials and consumables provided.
  • The use of all equipment.
  • A comprehensive learning folder, containing techniques and information for you to take away with you.
  • You will complete a large range of exercises during the day and will be able to keep all samples made .
  • A light lunch (with cake!)
  • Tea/Coffee or water throughout the day.


  • Although this is a ‘beginners’ workshop, you must have previous sewing experience. If you are not sure please ask me.
  • You should be comfortable with hand sewing and using a sewing machine.

What to bring:

  • Yourself!
  • A camera/cameraphone/ to record things throughout the day.
  • A notebook to jot down notes as we progress.

If you are not sure about anything then please do drop me a message to discuss.

At checkout please enter your preferred Date in the ORDERS NOTES box.



Additional information

2020 Available Dates

Feb 1, 2, 7, 8 ,9, 14-17, 19-23, 28, 29
Mar 6-8, 20-22, 27-29
Apr 10-17, 24-26
May 8-10, 15-17, 22-31
Jun 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
Jul 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-31
Aug Available any day

3 reviews for 1 Day Tailoring Workshop – Beginning Tailoring

  1. Rachel

    I have taken several tailoring workshops with Jamie now and I have learnt so many skills; more than with any other sewing teacher. The workshops have been planned with my needs in mind and Jamie has been happy to teach exactly what I’ve wanted to learn. Each skill has been explained clearly and I’m confident I can use them in other projects. I would definitely recommend the tailoring workshop if you want to really step up your tailoring skills.

  2. Adam Wheeler

    This was simply the best sewing related workshop I have attended and indeed I don’t think I have ever been taught so much about something in one day! I came away exhausted by the intensity of the day but inspired to practice what I had learnt and confident I could now make a three piece suit. Jamie led me through the steps of constructing a canvas for a men’s jacket from beginning to end – it was an intense 8 hours straight. He carefully guided and supported me with clear instructions and copious cups of coffee and food! I picked up loads of useful tips and insights along the way. What’s more Jamie provided all the materials and an excellent set of notes which have been very useful subsequently. As a self taught sewist that has developed the discipline and skills to sew pretty well but was rather overwhelmed by the prospect of full on traditional tailoring Jamie has given me the confidence and freedom to tackle a three piece suit. At £150 it is very good VFM. As far as I know this workshop is unique at least in the UK. I am looking forward to my next session!

  3. Martin Smith

    few weeks ago, I did the one day course on shirt making with Jamie. We had a great day, Jamie had already cut out the fabric before I arrived. He went through everything and more. It was so nice just to chat about all things sewing. The day went so fast. We did each part of the shirt step by step and Jamie was really nice and made me feel nice and relaxed . it was coming to the end of the day , all i had left to do was put the one sleeve in and hem the bottom of the shirt so we decided to call it a day – that was my homework to finish the shirt. It was a fantastic day and I learnt so much form Jamie.
    Thank you for a great day

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