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Summer 2023: Sewing & Dressmaking

Venue: Cockpit Arts, Bloomsbury

Dates: This workshop ran for five days from Monday 14th August 2023 until Friday 18th August 2023.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Beginners and students of all levels will be able to learn or improve their sewing skills! A no fuss, easy approach will help students create unique clothes that fit and also make beautiful, inexpensive gifts and accessories.

We look forward to making your sewing dreams a reality!


This workshop will be run by the highly experienced Creative Dimension Trust tutor Jose Hendo. Jose is passionate about eco-sustainability and promotes awareness of our impact on the environment. Slow fashion is one of the ways to reduce textile waste – understanding what goes into the making of a garment is important.



This workshop will start daily at 10am and finish at approximately 4:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 16 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 20 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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