Introduction to Making Latex Clothes Workshop
In this 5 day course students will learn many new skills involved in the making of Latex clothes and utilise them in creating their own latex garments. The course will be taught by Nick Jones – a well-known designer & manufacturer in the industry with 17 years’ experience.
The first two days you will learn the techniques involved in the making of a simple latex garment. The latter part of the week will involve a very exciting challenge as the students must bring with them a fabric garment they wish to re-create in a heavier grade of Latex. This would be more outer wear garments such as Jeans/Trousers, Jackets, Coats, and Hoodies etc.
The garment can have any pockets, a collar, fastenings, zips, elastic etc. The colour of Latex provided for this will be black. Also, fastenings such as press studs, rivets & eyelets will be provided and zips used in most Latex garments, but again, if any specific zip or fastening is required students must provide these themselves.
This will be an intensive but very enjoyable course giving students the chance to learn many new skills and directly apply them to making at least 2 garments by the end of the week.
- Learn and practice basic techniques such as bonding seams, hems edging & trims, inserting zips & appliques
- Tracing patterns, cutting out and making garment
- Bring garment you wish to re-create to life from pattern you have made
Entry requirements: This is a beginner’s course but obviously any previous experience in making clothes would be an advantage.
Level: All levels.
There is also a weekend taster version of this course here.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Nick Jones has 17 years experience in the Design & manufacture of Latex clothes and is highly accomplished in every skill involved. He has worked as Production Assistant, Workshop Manager, Designer & Production Manager and has a excellent reputation in the business. For the last 7 years he has been self employed, building his own label "Tainted Love", working freelance, commissions & Wholesale work.
- Sharp Tailors scissors (Fiskars or similar)
- Small Rotary cutter
- Tape measure
- Pencil, Eraser & ruler
- Any zips or fastenings required for your main Garment
- Bring a fabric garment you wish to re-create on the first day