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Adult Level 3
Adventurous Beginner
Sewing Classes 

Weekly classes held over 8-9 weeks for adults who have either completed Levels 1 & 2, or who already have the skills covered in those levels and now wish to develop those skills further

You Will Learn

  • All the skills you need to make shorts/trousers, and:

  • Flat fell and faux flat fell seams

  • Welt pockets

  • Zipped pockets

  • Fly zips

  • Side & patch pockets

  • Elasticated waistband

  • Curved hems

You Will Receive

  • Expert tuition

  • Workbook

  • All the fabric and supplies you need to make all of the projects except your PJ bottoms

  • Use of the class sewing machines - Brother Innov-is 15

  • Use of any sewing tools required, such as scissors, tape measures and pins.

You Will Need

  • Woven fabric to create your PJ bottoms.  Suitable fabric choices will be discussed in class, including where you can purchase them from.  A small selection of appropriate fabrics are available to buy in the studio.  

  • 5cm wide waistband elastic.

  • You are welcome to bring your own woven fabric for any other projects,    though it is advisable to discuss their suitability in advance.

Course Description

This level 3  course is the perfect way to continue developing your sewing skills if you've taken Levels 1 and/or 2 and are looking for your next challenge.  If you book your Level 3 course between the date that you book your Level 1 course and one month after you complete Level 2, you can request a 10% discount code for Level 3.

Of course, Level 3 is also ideal for people who feel they already have a working knowledge of the skills learned in Level 1 & 2, particularly the ability to prepare a paper pattern and cut fabric in readiness to sew.  Perhaps you've followed a pattern or two, but lack confidence attempting trousers or more complex zips, for instance.  If that's the case then Level 3 may well be for you.  If you're unsure if you're ready for Level 3, please get in touch to have a chat about your current sewing skills and what you're looking to learn next.

Whilst Level 1 worked on creating a skirt and Level 2 taught some core skills for making a woven top, this is an eight week programme designed to teach you the skills you need to make shorts/trousers.  Throughout the course, you will be sampling the skills and making small projects that will prepare you to make your own bag, PJ shorts (or trousers) and a pair of shorts with a curved hem,  including using flat fell seams, inserting fly zips and various welt pockets, curved hems, elasticated and curved waistbands and more!


Along the way, you will be able to add your skills samples to your workbook of all the techniques and projects that you will be able to refer back to at home any time.  You will develop your pattern reading and preparation skills, and you'll take away a full digital and paper pattern for your finished projects. 


Please note, whilst we won't make the PJ top in class as this is covered in Level 2.

This course is suitable for those who have completed Level 2 or who have followed some simple patterns but would like the confidence that will come from working with your tutor to produce a shorts & trousers.

Classes are limited to 7 people.  

A range of class times are available to allow you to select the one which suits you best.  If your preferred option is unavailable, you can be added to a waiting list for a future class at that time and we will let you know when a place becomes available.  Please contact Lisa if you would like to be added to the waiting list.


If you would like to purchase this class as a gift, please go to our Gift Card page, or you can book the class using the recipient's details.

Based in a beautiful studio in the centre of Paisley, just outside of Glasgow.

9 New Street, Paisley, PA1 1XU.

Details of our Refund & Cancellation Policy can be found in our policy section.

Sewing Machine


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