2018 Courses and Classes

IDC opens its doors on 8th January with a whole year of new courses and classes underway.

In January you can book onto WEA courses in craft sewing, quilt making, craft design and sewing machine classes.

You will be guided by our industry experts Brenda Killigrew, Susan Streeter and Tara Butler, qualified tutors who have many years experience of working in the fashion and textile industry.

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Jenniffer Taylor (author of Girl with a Sewing Machine and former BBC Sewing Bee contestant) is teaching Sew Essentials. Sew Essentials are classes that teach you specific skills related to clothes making, such as “how to make a welt pocket?”, “how to sew a seam professionally?”, “how to sew a zip correctly?”. These are essential skills required by dressmakers and tailors to make well-fitted and high quality garments. Jenniffer Taylor will apply her professional experience to show you how to sew professionally.

Classes are bite size, so you can pay for just one skill, say a welt pocket (1 hour £10), or pay to attend the full 5 1/2 session (£30) – Learn more and book

You can also see Jenniffer’s work on the Create and Craft TV show – click here

Tailoring and Dressmaking Courses – START 8th January, 6- 8pm

Lucinda Holbrook-Hase will be teaching students the art of Tailoring on Monday evenings, starting 8th January. Lucinda is an award winning Tailor, winning the prestigious Master Shears Tailoring award from Savile Row. Lucinda will teach you the art of tailoring a well crafted garment and provide lessons in pattern drafting and cutting.




Susan Streeter will also start 2018 with a 10 week Dressmaking course. Susan has been working in Textiles and dressmaking for over 20 years and is a qualified Textile and Dressmaking teacher.

The 10 week course is £160 with small classes of 8. Again there are ONLY 3 places left. Monday evening, 7 – 9pm, starting 8th January.




City & Guilds

Gain a recognised certification in the Creative Industries and play your part in becoming a professional Craft Maker, Dressmaker, Fashion Designer or Tailor. IDC now runs 1 year Level 2 courses in Fashion Wear, Tailoring, Pattern Cutting & Textile Decoration. We are one of the few centres outside London, which have recognised City & Guilds status. Prices are £2995 and finance options are available.

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