Beginner Dressmaking

Haute Couture Tambour Beading

Date : Saturday 18th January

Time : 10.00am - 5.00pm

Price : £99.00


Find out even more about how embellishments are designed, created & used in the international fashion industry during this masterclass. 

This all day workshop focuses on Haute Couture Tambour beading and embellishments. You will learn the techniques utilised by major fashion houses - as seen on the international catwalks.

Embellishments such as these are created by designers who specialise in beadwork and embroidery techniques. Many embellishment design houses can be found in London, Paris, and New York, where small swatches of couture beadwork can cost thousands!


Tambour beading is a hand sewing skill, you will not be using a sewing machine on the day. We provide all the specialist tools and equipment you will need to start creating magnificent embellishments.  With so much to learn on the day, we cover the following subjects in detail:



  • How to use the professional equipment supplied and set up your fabric correctly, and your threads.

  • We discuss fabrications - what to choose for a fabulous impactful result

  • Bead / sequin colourations - how to develop an clever eye for colour

  • How to form a loop stitch by using a hook, the basis of all tambour designs.

  • How to apply luxe beads and sequins securely

  • How to gain a professional couture finish.  


Please note: The aim of this tambour beading class is for you to feel comfortable with the hook, and how to apply beads and sequins. Practice after class is vital to develop your techniques, and will be required after class if you want to move on to our Level 2 tambour workshop*

What is included in the price?

  • The class includes expert instruction to a small class of 6 maximum. 

  • We guarantee as much one to one tuition as you need in class

  • The use of our beautiful fashion studio for the day

  • All Tambour tools, equipment and the use of our cutting tables & sewing tables

  • Help yourself to tea, coffee and sweet treats any time in class

What you will need to bring with you

  • A selection of sequins & beads (call us for information on booking: 02895 215683

  • Two types of thread

  • Notebook, pen and mobile phone for photos and recording important tips & techniques. 

Skill level required to join class

Everyone is welcome - including those who have never sewn before! 

This is an all day intensive course - we pack 4 classes into one day, perfect for busy people!

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