Beading for Bridal and Eveningwear

When and Where

27 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019 (11 hours, 2 weeks)
Days and times
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Eileen Wedderburn
Course code

What you will learn

Decorate a neckline with French beaded flowers or a solid border of beads; add a beaded fringe to a shoulder strap. Learn skills and practise techniques that can be used to bead a bodice or lace; develop beading skills for your personal use or your business! In this practical and creative workshop you will gain an insight into bridal beading. You will be able to build on your existing knowledge and develop more advanced skills as you produce beautiful bridal or eveningwear beading. This course is suitable for you if you want to bead garments for yourself, or if you want to earn a living producing beaded garments by running your own business or by working for a company. You will be able to devise your own projects with the tutor, dependent on your level of ability and to work through your own plan.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • to produce a range of samples using a variety of techniques
  • to apply these samples to a garment
  • to build on your existing knowledge and develop your skills
  • to bead part of a garment using one or more techniques
  • to create a beaded design for a ring cushion

Class format and activities

You will produce a range of samples and explore how these can be used on garments, accessories, etc. You will be able to develop your skills by engaging with suitable projects determined by your existing level of experience in discussion with the tutor. Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate.
Only basic sewing skills required.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This is a Beginners Course. All are welcome.

•Suitable for people with limited or no previous experience
•Students must be able to speak, read and write in English
•Basic numeracy is essential
•Basic sewing skills are essential

What you need to know before you enrol

This course requires close work which may be wearing on the fingers and back.

What you will need for your class

a basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, small trimming scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure
• tailor's chalk or fabric marking pen • sewing thread, hand sewing needles
• paper scissors
• notebook, pen, A4 ring binder
• you must purchase a materials pack from the tutor at no more than £10
• paper and card are available for use in the classroom
• you will need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from your tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course

What you can do next

You can continue to attend further Embellishment courses, and also consider the wide range of specialised weekend & term long courses, which include costume, Fashion Design, Millinery and accessories.
Please contact or the course guide for further details.

You might want to try one of the following:
Millinery Summer Trims: Feathers, Flowers, Sinamay
Contemporary Embellishment: Creative use of trims
Bridal and Evening wear Techniques
Clothes Making: Occasion and Evening wear

Want to go further? Our Access to Fashion Diploma course can be the first step to making Fashion your new career. For more details: