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Cleo Dungaree Course

Cleo Dungaree Course

Learn to sew a Dungaree or Pinafore Dress

Course Description 

Come and learn how to sew one of Tilly and the Buttons most popular patterns  - the Cleo dress. Cleo is a simple to sew dungaree style dress with minimal fitting required and is so comfortable to wear .

Make it dungaree-style with buckles or as a pinafore with buttons, with mini- or knee-length hem, optional centre-front split, choice of patch pockets and contrast topstitching. Wear Cleo year-round, over a Breton top in the summer or with a roll neck and snuggly tights in winter. Flattering on different shapes, once you try it, you'll wonder how you lived without a dungaree dress!

The Cleo is a great first project to get you started on your hand made wardrobe and perfect for people who want to start sewing their own clothes but don’t know where to start.

The skills you will learn include 


What’s included?


All our courses include the use of our up to date Janome sewing and overlock machines plus our premium dressmaker’s equipment and thread.

If you have any further questions about the course or are unsure about the items you

need to bring please contact us for help.


What do I need to bring? 

Fabric : – 1.3m – 1.9m Heavy or medium weight woven fabrics that hold their shape, such as denim (we suggest 10oz denim), corduroy, cotton drill, gabardine, canvas. It is recommended to pre wash your fabric before the workshop as it is likely to shrink a little in the first wash.


Optional kits

Cleo Kit 

In order to complete your cleo you will need a pack of Prym buckles, topstitch needles and topstitch thread. If you would like to order these in advance via the studio please click here.

Dressmakers kit

I am now selling a Dressmakers Kit with everything to get you started, if you order the kit when booking your course it will be ready for you at the studio when you start. More details of what's included are here

Day - Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st November

Time - 7-9pm

Price - £90

Tutor – Elaine


Experience level/Skill Level: Beginners. This workshop is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin and have a couple of sewing projects under their belt. Note - If you are new to sewing it is advisable that you join the beginners machine course before enrolling on this course.

Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at the Studio at Number 30. Class sizes are capped at five to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need.

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