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Sewing for Beginners

Sewing for Beginners // a 4 Week Course with Designer Bethaney Woolley // Starts Tuesday, July 20th


In this 4 week course you will learn the basics of sewing and complete a design project to your measurements.

The course will run from 6-9pm each Tuesday evening for four weeks.


In this class you will learn:

How to take body measurements

How to thread your machine

How to sew different types of seams

How to troubleshoot machines and common problems

How to choose suitable fabrics for your garment choice

How to understand pattern annotations

How to measure and cut a pattern accurately

How to cut and lay fabric correctly

How to construct your garment from scratch

Insert facings and closures

How to insert a zip

How to hem and finish your garments


This course is designed for total beginners and you will learn all the basics of sewing, how to thread your machine and how to understand patterns. Our classes are taught in a classroom setting with one-to-one guidance ensuring everyone is receiving tailored instructions so that you can take your project at your own pace. Class size is strictly capped at 6 participants.

What will I need?

We will provide the skirt pattern, machines and tools for all participants however if you would like to use your own machine you are more than welcome to.


After week 1 you will need:

Fabric of your choice

Thread to match


Price: €225

These classes will take place in our new building at 25-27 Bow Lane West, Dublin 8. The classroom is spacious with good ventilation, & all COVID safety protocols must be adhered to throughout the class.. Each participant must wear a mask throughout, and all work stations will be spaced apart. Each participant must sign a contact tracing form on arrival.


Bethaney Woolley is the creative director and founder of her eponymous fashion brand based in Dublin, Ireland. Her brand aspires to combine contemporary design and modern pattern cutting techniques, with sustainably sourced and ethical materials.

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