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About Our Classes

About Our Classes

If you’re interested in sewing with us, read on for some class info!

Guaranteed small class size of no more than six students so you get all the help you need.

Our classes are in person and take place at our Dublin 8 studio during evening times only.

We have two course offerings, our Learn To Sew three week course for beginners and our Continuing Sewing three week course for improvers.

If you’re attending as a beginner, you will learn basic machine functions, practice threading the machine and make a small stitch sampler. You will be shown how to insert a zip and make a small bag. We provide the sewing machines and supply everything you need to get you started with your first beginner’s project.

Improvers, we can work with you on any project you may need guidance with. From alterations, cushion covers, upcycling vintage clothing, cosplay, cloning your favourite garment or learning how to make your own clothes, we can cover it all. If there is a project you want to work on you will need to bring all materials, patternwork and requirements of your pattern eg thread, notions, zips etc. You will work on your own project in your own time and at your own pace.

We have a beautiful, bright, studio for you to learn in. There is a lovely sense of community in class, because the group size is small, you get lots of attention in a friendly, relaxed environment. All of our machines are new and easy to learn on. There is also an overlocker for student use and we provide basic sewing kit for you to use.

Session frequency varies depending on our schedule, courses are held intermittently throughout the year, typically on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Both beginners and improvers sessions run for two hours, from 6pm-8pm, once a week on the same evening each week, for three weeks consecutively. Course fee; €110

Class availability is extremely limited due to us keeping the group size small.

Click on the Book Classes page to check out our current availability.

SOME FAQ’S…

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the classes?

This course is for people aged 13 and above.

Where can I contact you with any questions?

You can email us at hello@thecityseamstress.com

How frequently do you hold classes?

While we don’t have regular weekly classes, we encourage you to sign up to our waitlist so you hear about any new course availability.

Is the studio open to the public, can I call by?

Unfortunately, no. Please note the studio is housed in a private artists studio, not a commercial unit. Access is granted to our class attendees and clients only. However if you would like to drop by to see one of our classes in action you can do so by booking in for an appointment where we will show you around and answer any questions. However we are not offering such appointments during Covid-19 restrictions.

Is my booking transferrable?

Your course enrollment can only be used for the dates booked, but you can transfer it into someone else’s name if you can’t make it – just let us know before they attend.

What is the cancellation policy?

Unfortunately, if for any reason you cannot attend the classes on the date you are booked for, we cannot reschedule it to a new date and there is no refund on classes and workshops. Please make sure that you, or the person you are booking for, can attend before booking a class with us.

If you are unable to attend the classes you can give your place to your friend or family member. Please email us at least 24 hours before the course with the name of the person attending in your place.

If unforeseen circumstances cause us to cancel the class you will be informed as soon as possible and a full refund will be made. We accept no responsibility for covering travel, hotel or other costs incurred by you.

In the case of any further lockdowns your class will be rescheduled.

Hope to get stitching with you soon!