Collins Top Session

Collins Top Evening dates

(sessions are 4 weeks from date below)
  • Monday 10th September

What to expect...

7pm to 9pm - 40 Rock Lane - £40 - 4 weeks

Making this top will incorporate all the techniques you need for the next stage of sewing clothing and more! You will learn everything from using seam finishes, inserting raglan sleeves, bias trim finish and hems! The Collins top is a super flattering trapeze shape top which is great from floaty fabrics, or could even work in stretch tshirting.

Softer fabrics will drape over the bust (and create soft flowy sleeves), while stiffer fabrics will create a more voluminous and structured silhouette. Due to the number of panels in the Collins top, it is a great pattern to use to experiment with colour blocking and stripe direction and they even provide a colour blocking guide which you can download from

Each week you will complete a different stage of the top and by the end of the 4 weeks you will have a stylish top with a finished neckline and button fastening at the back. You choose the sleeve length, this pattern comes with a tshirt length sleeve as well as a sleeveless option so the choice is yours. You will be given a demonstration of each technique, along with handouts which detail the different stages of sewing.

You will need to buy your pattern for this session which you can either purchase as a PDF (print at home or copyshop) or a paper copy here.... You will also need to bring approx 1.5 metres of fabric for this session. Full details of fabrics and which work best will be sent to you upon booking.

Is this the course for you?... This is the perfect session for anyone who would like to make their first item of clothing, or for those who have been to our beginners sewing session and want to put those skills into practise for making clothes... obviously also for anyone who just wants to add the beautiful Collins Top to their 'Me-Made' Wardrobe.

You will Learn...

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  • Seam Finishes
  • Inserting a sleeve
  • Using bias binding to edge
  • Button fastening
  • Making a rouleaux loop

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The Course is £40 for 4 weeks (7pm - 9pm). Paypal is our preferred method of payment. We also accept cheques, please send to

44 Newbury Rd Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5EX

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Make a Collins Top Session

By purchasing a Sewing Session you are agreeing to our Cancellation Policy above. Once payment is received you will get a confirmation via email from The Sewing Sessions within 7 working days. If you wish to borrow a sewing machine please let us know so we can pop your name on one!