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Coat Making with Emma.

  • The London Academy of Bespoke Havelock Terrace London, England, SW8 4AT United Kingdom (map)

Course Summary

Course Name:

‘Coat Making with Emma: The Pocket Baste’


Emma Martin

Start date:

16th October 2018


18:30 – 21:00


Gladstone Court, Havelock Terrace, Battersea.


9 weeks (18 evening sessions)

Closing date:

20th December 2018


(Dates for this course only)



This class offers precise training in every detail of making a ‘Pocket Baste Fitting’ to industry standards, as currently practiced along Savile Row.

Emma will show you her very own practiced method of making a pocket baste, as adapted from her years training and working as a professional Tailor at, Dege & Skinner, London. Emma will work with you to find your own ‘Tailoring Hand’, in order to help your confidence in practicing the techniques you will learn in her class.

There will then be the option to take this class forward to the next fitting, & finish stages with Emma’s Tuition – These ‘follow on’ class times/dates will be available towards the end of the year.


Reasons to Apply

You may wish to join his class for any of the following reason;

-          You are already practicing as a bespoke tailoring apprentice and wish to further your knowledge by adding to your current repertoire.

-          You have studied bespoke tailoring prior to this class, and now wish to work with a practising bespoke tailor to hone and fine tune your skills ready for an apprenticeship or otherwise.

-          You are already in the business of tailoring but wish to re-train in some areas of coat making.

-          You are an experienced garment maker and wish to learn bespoke methods.

-          You have been practicing tailoring on your own and feel you are ready to test your method in a classroom environment under some supervision.


(Please be aware these are guidelines only and we will not turn you away if your reasons do not fit these suggested reasons. We urge you to get in touch to discuss any queries you might have over join our classes and send us examples of your work digitally, if you have any, so that we can better guide you to making the right choice for you and your training.)


Entry requirements

To benefit fully from this class, we ask that applicants be competent in the following;

-          Holding a tailor’s thimble correctly.

-          Garment making.

-          Following instruction.

-          Being patient with your fellow classmates.

-          Punctuality (Last but by no means least!)



Course Structure

Class is set over a 10-week period with a week break mid-way. There will be 18 sessions, taking place on a Tuesday and Thursday evening.


What to Expect

As with all our evening classes, where possible, you should prepare yourself for some homework. This is simply the nature of learning a specialised subject in a short space of time. This will help us to teach you and improve what you are able to produce by the end of the course.


Cost of Course


(Pricing is inclusive of all materials, though if you wish to bring your own shears and thimbles you are most welcome to do that).


Additional Costs

Your own travel expenses.


How to Book

Click here to send a direct e-mail to Victoria, booking your place.



The London Academy of Bespoke

Gladstone Court

Havelock Terrace

Battersea Park



Potential Changes to the Schedule

As all our tutors are practising Tailors and Cutters there is the possibility of having to adjust the schedule to fit in line with our workloads as professionals. We ask that you remain patient with us, as your training is very important to us and we will aim to prioritise it where humanly possible.


Further Question?

Of course, we are happy to answer any further questions and aim to do so promptly.


How to Get in Touch

The best route is either by e-mail or phone. You may also contact us via social media, but response times may not be as quick.