Intro to Dressmaking

A step by step class to learn to sew simple  Pyjama Trousers

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Intro to dressmaking- Learn to sew Pyjama Trousers

Tired of sewing simple bags or cushions, and ready to dive into dressmaking?


Then this is the course for you


In this course, I’ll take you step by step through everything you need to know to successfully complete your first dressmaking project. You’ll learn how to make a fabulous pair of Unisex Pyjama Trousers. Plus there’s a bonus project on sewing up a pair of men’s boxer shorts too.


At the end of this online course you’ll be ready to dive into dressmaking

24/7 access

24 hour a day access!

Once you purchase your course, you can access the videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your own home!

Learn at your own pace

Comprehensive video lessons

Watch the video lessons at your own pace, pausing and rewinding if you need to. Videos are all closed captioned for greater accessibility

Printable worksheets

Downloadable worksheets

Each project video is supported by fully illustrated written worksheets that you can print off and use at the sewing machine!


1. Introduction to dressmaking

Dive into dressmaking with these basic skills sessions

How to measure correctly

Choosing fabric

Understanding patterns

Adjusting patterns

Preparing your fabric

How to correctly cut out your fabric

Essential dressmaking skills

2. Adult Unisex PJ Trousers

Make the perfect pair of unisex pyjama trousers with a separate elasticated waistband

Learn a simple method of trouser construction

Insert buttonholes

How to attach a waistband

Learn to lengthen or shorten your pattern

Sew narrow double folded hems

Thread elastic

unisex pyjama trousers


Men’s boxer shorts

Improve your basic skills with a fly opening. Men’s boxer shorts are a great introduction to sewing menswear.

Construct a fly fastening

Create and attach a waistband

Threading Elastic

Narrow double folded hems

Sew a pair of Mens boxer shorts


How to make and apply piping

Piping is a great way to make your sewing look that little bit more professional!

How to make piping

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Lifetime access for duration of my business!

Classes delivered via in depth videos you can watch at home

Inclusive downloadable worksheets

You only need a few basic tools to get started!

Course based around 10 years of face to face lessons in London

Tuition provided by a leading sewing industry expert

14 day money back guarantee if you don't love this course!

Excellent value for money

No deadlline to complete the course

Claire Louise Hardie


Claire-Louise Hardie is a seasoned Professional Costumer with an impressive CV and almost 30 years experience working around the globe in all aspects of the exciting world of Costume for stage and screen.

From sewing on buttons backstage to teaching sewing: Dressing early morning newscasters: Shortening hot-pants for celebrity workout DVDs, there’s not much sewing Claire-Louise hasn’t done across her rich and varied career
She was the original Sewing Producer ( Mastermind) for The Great British Sewing Bee, and is thrilled that her contribution to the show across the first 4 series has helped to inspire millions of viewers!

She’s a magazine columnist and has been teaching beginners to sew in London as The Thrifty Stitcher for over 13 years.  Her debut book, The Great British Sewing Bee-Fashion with Fabric was voted the best UK sewing book in 2015.

What people are saying…


“Claire-Louise is a very enthusiastic teacher who shares a wealth of knowledge and useful tips in her video courses.  She takes it at a slow pace ideal for beginners and makes sure that every single step is clearly demonstrated. The next best thing to taking an in person class with her.”



“This class is without doubt the perfect introduction to learning how to sew. Not only are the instructions, clear and easy to understand, the tips and tricks are incredibly useful. Claire-Louise is a wonderful teacher, and it is clear she is not only incredibly talented, but has a wonderful passion and understanding for teaching. I would recommend this class to anyone who has an interest in sewing, but be warned, you will want to do every class once you have finished this one.”



“Excellent class, I would recommend this class for all beginners and the not so beginners.
Fun, easy to learn, and great advice. I now have the skills I need to start basic projects . Will be signing up for more classes .

You have nothing to lose but a lot to learn.”



We are confident that you will love learning to sew with us, so we offer a 14 day money back guarantee.


Just:   £14.99

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